Sandy Prep: City of Binghamton State of Emergency

By Suzanne Proulx

Sandy Prep: City of Binghamton State of Emergency

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)  The City of Binghamton has issued a State of Emergency effective as of 4 p.m. Monday.

According to the media release:

State of Emergency in City: The City is calling a State of Emergency effective at 4 p.m. Monday, October 29th, 2012. City Hall is closing Monday at 3 p.m. and intends to open Tuesday at 10 a.m unless otherwise announced.

·         No Evacuations Planned: The City currently does not anticipate evacuating any areas. Citizens are advised to stay in their homes.

·         Stay Away from Potentially Hazardous Objects: Citizens should stay away from tree branches and/or anything else that might fall in the storm. Citizens also should be sure to stay away from downed power lines. 

·         Downed Power Lines: To report downed power lines within the City, please call DPW Dispatch at (607) 772-7020 and to report general issues involving downed power lines, please call NYSEG at 1-800-572-1131.

·         Help Your Neighbor: Citizens are asked to help their neighbors prepare for the anticipated rainfall and heavy winds.

·         Further Updates: Citizens may refer to the City’s homepage, facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.