Hurricane Update for Nyack Village — Tuesday 9:00 pm

Posting — 11/6/12 at 9:00 pm

Mayor White will continue the information meetings at Village Hall at 11am until all residents have power.  With fewer people showing up, the meeting may occur indoors, so if you don’t see anybody outside, please come inside.

Posting — 11/5/12 at 12:00 pm

Here are the highlights from the 11am meeting at Village Hall:

  • Power is still out for the N. Broadway area.  Hopefully power will be restored between 11pm tonight and 11pm tomorrow night.
  • The apartment buildings on the river still do not have heat.  101 Gedney has power but no heat.  If you are a resident and need emergency shelter, please call the hotline at 845-358-5626 and we will assist in getting transportation.
  • There will be voting on Tuesday.  All voting places will be open (Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack).
  • If you have power and a generator you are willing to loan to a Nyack resident, contact the Village at

Posting — 11/4/12 at 5:30 pm

There will be no school tomorrow (Monday).  The School District will announce tomorrow if there will be school on Tuesday.

Village Hall will be open for business as usual.

Posting — 11/4/12 at 12:00 pm

Here are the highlights from the 11am Village Information meeting.

  • There will be an ice delivery at 3pm today at the Riverspace parking lot.
  • The North Broadway area is still without power. O&R gave an outside time of repair of Wednesday 11/7.
  • 101 Gedney has electric but no heat. 103 Gedney and the Clermont are without power or heat. If you are a resident and need emergency shelter, please call the hotline at 845-358-5626 and we will assist in getting transportation.
  • Voting will take place on Tuesday. We will post if there are any polling place changes due to power issues.
  • The decision on school openings will occur today and we will update this site on the decision.
  • The YMCA will host a family swim from Noon to 4pm, open to residents.

There will be another meeting at 11am tomorrow in front of Village Hall.


Posting — 11/3/12 at 12:00 pm

Here are the major pionts of discussion at the Village Information meeting at Village Hall at 11am. There will be another meeting 11am on Sunday.

  • All traffic lights in the Village are now operational.
  • Power has been restored to most of the Village residents.  The primary areas that remain to be restored are First Avenue area north.  There are small pockets without power in other areas.
  • The state of emergency is still in effect but all bans have been lifted.
  • DPW is now ready to pick up tree debris.  Residents can now put branches out on the curb. Please put the debris on the curb and not on the street where it will affect traffic and parking.
  • If you still have no power and need shelter, please contact the Village Hall hotline at 845-358-5626.

Posting — 11/3/12 at 9:00 am

Please come to the steps of Village Hall at 11am for another Village Information Meeting to discuss the recovery efforts after the hurricane.

Posting — 11/2/12 at 10:00 am

The Village of Nyack has some partial restoration of power. Nyack Hospital is fully operational. FEMA made a visit yesterday to survey our damage as well as representatives from the Governors office, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee. The Mayor participated in a call with President Obama and Governor Cuomo last night. They have asked that all residents and businesses who have sustained damage and loss(including of business)register with FEMA by calling 1800621FEMA or using the website The Small Business Administartion will be monitoring FEMA claims and FEMA will advise additional actions as the crisis lessens and recovery begins. They also noted that there is fuel in NY Harbor awaiting offloading. Debris and damage have hampered that ability but offloading is expected to begin today which should reduce the gas crunch.

The downtown remains largely without power and a ban on alcohol sales remains in effect until street lights and traffic signals are functional and police numbers can be increased. Restaurants with power will be serving food for residents without power until ten pm. They have also offered their places of business for charging of electronic devices. A County wide order remains in place asking that only essential travel take place. Orange and Rockland is reporting a completion of repair to all substations and almost all transmitters. Power restoration is still slow and the focus remains on priority spots such has hospitals, sewage and water plants, housing for seniors, hospice and schools. Nyack remains among the most seriously damaged for power operations in this portion of the County.

The front door of Village Hall is posted with all pertinent information regarding open businesses, gas stations, grocery stores. The library remains closed however the post office is open for PO box holders. Mail delivery is resuming slowly. This morning there will be a question and answer session on the front steps of Village Hall at eleven with the Mayor and other public officials.

Posting — 11/1/12 at 8:00 am

There will be another Village information meeting at 11am today at the steps of Village Hall.

Posting — 10/30/12 at 3:00 pm

The Mayor, Village Board and other community representatives will be available for questions about Hurricane Sandy and the duration of the power outages and other concerns on Wed, Oct 31, at 11am on the steps of Village Hall (9 North Broadway).

Of note:

  • Village Hall is closed and Nyack Village Court is suspended until further notice
  • The Village of Nyack’s tree ordinance does not apply to trees severely compromised by the storm.
  • Koblin’s Pharmacy will be open tomorrow (10/31) for emergency prescription filling.
  • Emergency shelters are available at Rockland Community College (Field House: 145 College Rd. Suffern, NY 10901).  Shelter services should be used only by those displaced by the storm.

Posting — 10/30/12 at 12:00 pm

Orange and Rockland latest update indicates that the power situation will not resolve any time soon.  Open your refigerator doors as little as possible and limit cell phone use to conserve batteries. Use candles only under supervision if you are using a generator make sure it is properly ventilated.

Do not use your stove to heat the house, or a grill indoors.

Posting — 10/30/12 at 9:30 am

Please avoid the marina area.  A sewage overflow has resulted with raw sewage covering much of the pavement area along with structural debris.  The area should be considered dangerous.

Posting — 10/30/12 at 8:00 am

The Village of Nyack is without power. As of midnight last night, O and R was reporting two hundred thousand outages among their three hundred thousand customers.

Power restoration has begun but this will be a long process and we urge everyone to be patient. There are many street closings Village wide because of downed trees and power lines.

Please call O and R if you have a downed power line, but only call once, to ensure the system does not get overloaded and emergencies are missed.

Please stay in your homes and note that all non-essential traffic must stay off the road.

Regularly scheduled household garbage pickup will resume today.

Parking rules are in effect. The Village lots will continue to be available for free parking.

Village Hall is closed.

We can all get through this and return to normal life but disregard for common sense will result in injuries or loss of life. We will update you as soon as new information becomes available.

Thank you.


Posting — 10/29/12 at 6:00 pm

The Tappan Zee Bridge is closed to all traffic, and all other Hudson River crossings will be closed at 7pm.

There have been sporadic power outages and many trees downed.

High tide will be at 10:44 pm tonight and the tidal surge will be very significant.

Posting — 10/29/12 at 11:45 am

The Village of Nyack has declared a village-wide state of emergency as of 10:47am on Oct. 29, 2012.

As of that time, there is a travel restriction for all non-emergency vehicles on roadways in the Village of Nyack.

We request that you stay in your homes.  Please do not attempt to go down near the river either by car or by foot.

Village Hall will close at noon for non-essential business.

Also, the Village is out of sand bags.

Posting — 10/28/12 at 4:45pm

For detailed instructions, read the main post HERE.

  • The Village is out of sandbags and is trying to get more.  We will post as soon as more are available.
  • There will be no trash pickup until further notice.
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting will be delayed until Nov 5.