Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray released a statement Wednesday afternoon in regards to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the village.
More than 70 percent of village residents under RVC Electric lost power due to the storm.
According to village spokesman Jeff Kluewer, a time has not been determined as to when all power will be restored. The current amount of outages was not available.
Here is the announcement from Mayor Murray in its entirety:
This is an emergency message from the mayor of Rockville Centre, please listen closely to the following announcements.
Rockville Centre's state of emergency is still in effect. Sandy was the worst storm in the history of our village and we ask your cooperation in the following areas.
More than 70 percent of our residential customers lost power due to the storm. Our workers, aided by crews from out of state, are working diligently to restore power. Circuits affecting the most customers are generally repaired first. We cannot estimate when individual areas, streets or customers will be restored to power.
Rockville Centre water is safe to drink. Because of storm-related problems with the county sewer system, we ask that you save water for essential purposes like cooking and hygiene. Do not use water for lawns, laundry or dishwashers. Turn off your sprinkler system, take brief showers and limit your toilet flushing as much as possible.
Most streets light are still out. Many traffic control lights are not working. Please don't drive unless absolutely necessary. In order to aid our cleanup and power restoration efforts, and to ensure access for emergency vehicles, do not park on the streets.
Because of the continuing state of emergency and the extensive public safety hazards, the mayor has order that trick or treating on Rockville Centre streets is canceled for this year.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work our way out of the devastation caused by this storm.