Good afternoon Rye Brook,
I have 3 important pieces of information for you in this email: Information about the tropical storm headed our way, Coronavirus information, and an important reminder about the 2020 Census.
Tropical Storm Fay
As if we did not have enough to worry about with a pandemic, here comes Tropical Storm Fay, which will track in a northerly direction along the coast today and make landfall near the NYC area tonight, moving into our area during the overnight hours into Saturday morning. The main threat with this system will be heavy rainfall, isolated flooding, and a period of strong winds. Total rainfall is predicted to be 1 to 2 inches, with winds forecasted to be 35 to 40 mph, with gusts to 50 to 55 mph. Rye Brook public works employees have spent a good portion of the day today clearing catch basins in areas which typically flood. If you happen to lose power please call Con Ed at 1-800-752-6633, even if you think your neighbors have already called. And remember, never go near a downed power line.
Westchester County is in Phase IV of the state’s reopening plan. As of today, there are approximately 4 active Coronavirus cases in Rye Brook. Such a low infection number coupled with the fact that we have been dealing with this pandemic since March has helped to create ‘Coronavirus Fatigue’. We are all tired of hearing about social distancing, hand washing, etc. Village residents have done a tremendous job of preventing Rye Brook Coronavirus ‘hot spots’. But now is not the time to let our guard down. Please remember and remind your children that even though our recreation facilities are open, we still need to try to keep our distance from others when possible.
United States Census
Even with all that has been going on, the Village is extremely close (within 0.2%) to hitting our 2010 response rate of 76% of all Village homes responding to the US Census. You may not be aware that the Village, County, and State receive a tremendous amount of federal aid based on census numbers. If you haven’t yet completed your 2020 US Census submission, please visit www.my2020census.gov . It only takes a few minutes to complete but is incredibly valuable to us as a Village.
Have a great weekend.