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Reader Feedback from the Storm

The weekend storm wreaked havoc on Scarsdale, damaging homes and cars and leaving many in the dark. With schools closed, no heat, television or phones, life came to a stop. Fortunately the site stayed up and could be used as a communications vehicle. The Village television channels and email system were down so the Mayor asked us to send out updates to you about what was going on. With roads and communications blocked, it was terrific that users could share information on Scarsdale10583.com.

Many users sent in comments and photos of the storm to share and here are some of them:

In the words of Ron and Carole Parlato, we were “at war with nature. All we can say is thank you for what we have been given. When you think about the storm on Saturday evening it wasn’t so bad. All of our buildings and toys can be replaced. It makes you think that the most precious assets are our friends, neighbors and family. They are one of a kind and can never be replaced.

We should all appreciate the Scarsdale government, Building Department, Village employees, Police and Firemen who are doing an amazing job to protect the welfare and safety of our community. That you for those wonderful people in our life.” Here is how it looked from their neck of the ‘dale.

Other residents expressed concern for our safety. One reader wrote in, “are the police increasing the patrols of areas that are blacked out? Especially at night during the blackout?”

Some were pleased that Scarsdale10583.com was able to keep them informed:

“Thanks so much for your invaluable service in keeping us updated. What a great website and email list you have created. Way to go. Please keep the info coming.”

“What a valuable community service you are providing!”

“Thank you. This is so helpful.” Mayor Carolyn Stevens also sent her thanks "for helping us to get the information out. You have performed a public service."

Other’s sent in pictures of the startling scenes that surrounded them. You can see some of them here.

Thanks to everyone for making Scarsdale10583.com your community website.

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#8 frustrated at the board 2010-03-19 07:52
I agree, the board of ed. should have postponed the meeting, Are they trying to force an issue like the kindergarten program and not listen to the community? They must think very highly of themselves for not postponing the meeting...
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#7 Anna D 2010-03-19 06:51
Thanks Scarsdale 10583 for being our eyes and ears during this difficult time. It was the most up to date information available.... thanks for being there and to all the wonderful neighbors who rose to the occasion!
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#6 Jimmy Fink 2010-03-19 04:53
Thanks to Scarsdale10583. com for being up to date and online during the entire crisis. It proved to be a valuable resource for me and 107.1 The Peak as we were able to update our listeners with information from the mayor's office, Con Ed and local authorities.... information that we could only find here. We were also happy to direct our listeners to the site for important updates from those officials. As a lifelong Westchester resident, I can't remember seeing storm damage approaching this level, and am proud to live in a community of giving and caring neighbors and public servants.
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#5 sign very upset! 2010-03-19 03:59
Funny thing, the scarsdael board of education still had their meeting even though most of the town was without power... seems hard to believe , and many people are very upset by this lack of consideration by the board and Dr. McGill. I think they should had postponed the meeting until next week. Why did they do this even though all schools were closed and roads were very dangerous????
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#4 Thanks Sarsdale 10583.com 2010-03-19 03:07
It was wonderful reading and getting updates from your site. We were one of the families that suffered for the longest time without power or heat and a huge tree down in our backyard. At least we had our house intact and dry inside and with a few extra layers survived. Thanks also go to all the Scarsdale Police, Firemen and DPW workers.

Makes us think how fortunate we were, unlike other disasters like hurricane Katrina we were not displaced. But we, especially our well fed/well clothed/spoiled Scarsdale kids got a taste of what a disaster feels like and will I hope stop complaining about the small insignificant discomforts they have from time to time.
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#3 Totally Agree 2010-03-16 10:13
This site has been a life saver. Thank you for being so on top of all the latest info.
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#2 Alice 2010-03-16 06:47
Scarsdale was hit hard, but Con Ed and the town dont seem to be making any progress. It is unexceptable for people to not have power for days. If scarsdale cant remove the trees then they should get more help form westcheter county.
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#1 Scott 2010-03-16 06:08
Where is con ED?
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