Dear Rye Brook Residents,
In the event of a storm, wind, rain or flood event, please keep in mind these simple guidelines with respect to electrical systems, natural or liquid propane gas equipment, and sanitary systems to help ensure the safety, health and welfare of your family, your property and the community at large. Remember to call 911 in any real emergency.
- Do not attempt to touch or move any downed or low-hanging electrical power lines. This could result in injury or electrocution. Report damaged or downed power lines to the Rye Brook Police Department at (914) 937-1020.
- Flooding can damage your electrical system, and Con Edison may de-energize your system (disconnect your power at the pole) if such damage occurs. Report flood damaged electrical equipment to the Rye Brook Police Department at (914) 937-1020. Do not attempt to use any electrical outlets or other electrical equipment damaged by water; this too may result in injury or electrocution. Should your electrical power be shut off by Con Edison, you must retain the services of a Westchester County Licensed Electrician to make whatever repairs are necessary.
- All electrical repairs must be permitted by the Building Department and inspected by the Village’s Electrical Inspection Agency prior to being re-energized. Please contact the Building Department at (914) 939-0668 for further information.
- Flooding can cause your natural or liquid propane gas heating / hot water systems to become unsafe. Report flood damaged heating equipment to the Rye Brook Police Department at (914) 937-1020. Do not attempt to use flood damaged gas heating / hot water equipment. This could result in fire or explosion.
- Any damaged gas heating or hot water equipment must be repaired by a Westchester County Licensed Plumber or H.V.A.C. Contractor.
- All natural or liquid propane gas system repairs must be permitted by the Building Department and inspected by the Village Plumbing Inspector prior to being placed back in service. Please contact the Building Department at (914) 939-0668 for further information.
- Never remove the caps on your sanitary sewer house traps in an attempt to drain flood water. This is a violation of Westchester County and NY State Health Codes, and can result in a back-up allowing raw sewerage to flow back into your home through the opened trap.
Village of Rye Brook Building Depatment