Jul 25, 2022
Central Hudson Announces Dry Ice & Bottled Water Distribution

Central Hudson will be distributing dry ice and bottled water for customers in need on Monday, July 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Rosendale Recreation Center – 1055 Route 32, Rosendale
  • Home Depot, Poughkeepsie – 3470 North Rd., Poughkeepsie

A powerful line of storms moved through the area on Sunday evening, interrupting electrical service to nearly 40,000, particularly in Ulster and Dutchess Counties. As of 11:45 a.m. approximately 13,000 customers were without power, though damage is still extensive in the most heavily impacted areas.

Central Hudson is also monitoring the potential for severe weather on Monday that has the potential to cause additional outages and impact existing restoration times.

Residents are advised to exercise an abundance of caution around downed power lines by staying at least 30 feet away and remember that downed lines can become entangled and hidden in fallen limbs. Residents should also remember to assume any downed power lines are live.

Customers can stay informed of storm and restoration conditions in the following ways:

  • By text messaging: Customers should enroll in Central Hudson’s Texting Program to use text messaging to report their power condition and to obtain repair status. To enroll, visit CentralHudson.com/Alerts or text REG to 236483;
  • On the Web: Visit CentralHudson.com/Storms to report outages and obtain restoration updates;
  • Via smart phones: A mobile version of the Central Hudson’s website can be accessed by web-enabled cell phones and mobile devices at https://mobile.CenHud.com. Updated free Central Hudson mobile applications are available for Android and Apple devices by logging onto www.cenhud.com/mobileapp;
  • Through social media: “Like” Central Hudson on Facebook (Facebook.com/CentralHudson) and “Follow” on Twitter (Twitter.com/CentralHudson); and
  • By phone: Call the Central Hudson PowerLine at (845) 452-2700 or 1-800-527-2714, and please use the automated system to report or monitor your power condition.
  • If a member of your household needs electricity to operate life sustaining equipment, please contact customer service at (845) 452-2700.

More information on preparing for storms and emergencies and communicating with Central Hudson is available at www.CentralHudson.com; for information regarding electric and natural gas safety, visit www.CentralHudson.com/Safety.