Schenectady declares a Sandy emergency
An emergency declaration has been issued for the city of Schenectady and goes into effect at noon.
The declaration, which is available below, was issued by Mayor Gary McCarthy and lasts until noon at Wednesday.
"I hereby direct all department and bureaus of the city of Schenectady to take whatever steps are necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and to provide such emergency assistance as deemed necessary," writes McCarthy in the declaration.
The city is also making some of the following recommendations: Stay away from downed trees and power lines; Notify the City by calling the Police Department’s non-emergency number of any downed trees and lines so that crews can address them, (518) 382-5263; Do NOT use candles as a source of light if power goes out due to the fire hazard that they create.
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