Nyack Mayor's Sandy Update from Saturday

Every morning at 11 a.m., Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White will be in front of village hall with an update on post-hurricane conditions.


Every morning at 11 a.m., Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White will be in front of village hall with an update on post-hurricane conditions.

A number of other issues were discussed Saturday morning during the approximately 40-minute session in front of Village Hall.

One major topic was the lifting of the alcohol and food service ban.

Other topics included:

  • Laird-White said lines at gas stations are still quite long, but she thinks the fuel situation is improving. “There is a true sense that gas is starting to flow more readily. The trucks are filling up, people are getting deliveries, so I think that we all just have to stay calm and be patient. None of this fighting at gas stations. We’re all going to be okay;”
  • The county could offer a free shuttle from Nyack to the county shelter at Rockland Community College if there’s interest for one;
  • South Nyack Village Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for those looking to charge computers and phones or simply get out of the cold. Nyack Middle School is open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and has WiFi. “If you know of somebody who is in their home -- you know we have residents down on the water whose cars were destroyed who are in cold homes are are older -- the county has offered us free shuttle buses to get people from here to the county shelter,” Laird-White said. “Apparently it’s a very nice shelter, and it’s certainly warm. They have food. If anybody knows anybody who would be interested in that, let us know because we need to get a count to know how big or how many buses we need;”
  • The mayor also said parking is still free in the village, and they will revisit that on Monday;
  • Laird-White said they are still collecting food and clothing donations at Village Hall for People2People. She also announced that p. ross in Nyack will be open on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Even though the store doesn’t have power, it will be open to collect shoe and clothing donations for People2People, and those who donate will in return receive a $25 gift certificate for their next purchase.

Also, according to a message sent out by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce:

  • The Library is open today (Saturday), offering wireless Internet connections and places to recharge phones and other devices. 
  • The YMCA plans to open Sunday, and Village residents will be welcome to use the shower facilities as needed
  • Parking is free through the weekend; alternate side rules remain in effect. 
  • Plans are under way for an exciting Village event next weekend. Stay tuned for details. 
  • Thinking ahead to repairs and full recovery, any resident or business that has suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy should register with FEMA as soon as possible—800-621-FEMA(800-621-3362) or go to their Online Application for Assistance


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