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Friday, November 2, 2012

St. Teresa's evacuated

After the second power generator failed this morning at St. Teresa's, the decision was made to evacuate all 60 residents and bring them to the main building starting around 4:00 p.m. today. Fr. Ernie Lukaschek, paster coordinator, left that message on our voicemail, along with a call for volunteers to assist with the resettling in of members around dinner time.

Complicating things further, now the Maryknoll Sisters are also without power because Con Ed is  trying to fix some downed wired in the area. No word how long this will take or how the Sisters plan to cope, since their nursing facility is on the fourth floor of their main building.

Rte 133 (Ryder/Pinesbridge Rd.) remains closed in front of the Potter House.

Around the area, gasoline shortages brought about by gas stations not having electricity to run their pumps has created a commuter's nightmare.

NYC  Mayor Bloomberg has imposed a minimum three-person per car limit for all bridges and tunnels leading into Manhattan. This will be in forced till at least Monday. (Bloomberg lifter the 3-person restriction tonight (Friday) at 5 p.m.

This morning President Obama has declared both Westchester and Rockland Counties as disaster areas,  opening up FEMA funds for those who lost houses during this on-going crisis.

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