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Dobbs Ferry Chief of Police: We Were Lucky

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Tropical Storm Irene had been downgraded from a hurricane before it hit Dobbs Ferry, but it still left flooding and damage in the village. However, the amount of damage done was not enough to overwhelm the village.

"Everything went as well as could be expected," said Dobbs Ferry Chief of Police Betsy Gelardi. "I think we were very lucky."

Dobbs Ferry Mayor Hartley Connett sent out an email to residents to help clear up any remaining issues from the storm. Connett declared the state of emergency in Dobbs Ferry officially lifted Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. He said the highest priority of the village is to protect human life and to keep residents safe. After that the village will identify remaining problems such as clearing roads and restoring power to those who lost it in the storm. Once those are taken care of, the final cleanup and restoration process can begin.

While there are power outages in the village, Connett said it was far better off than other areas.

"Dobbs Ferry fared far better than most municipalities in Westchester and Putnam County," he said.

Connett also said the waterfront parking lot has been officially re-opened after Waterfront Park was engulfed in water Sunday.

"The waterfront parking lot passed the 'high water test' at peak tide," Connett said in the email to residents.

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