Jun 27, 2024
Central Hudson Announces Dry Ice Distribution Locations; Restores Power to more than 14,000 Customers

Central Hudson Gas & Electric has announced three distribution centers for dry ice and bottled water for customers who were impacted by the severe weather that interrupted electric service to more than 35,000 customers on Wednesday night.

Dry Ice and Bottled water will be distributed starting at 4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Home Depot - 450 Route 9, Fishkill (Dutchess Mall)
  • Home Depot - 3470 North Road, Poughkeepsie (Near Marist)
  • Dan Leghorn Fire House - 426 S Plank Road, Newburgh

As of 11 a.m., Central Hudson has restored power to more than 14,500 customers. The majority of remaining outages are in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties.

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 are advised to keep safety in mind, particularly during power interruptions:

  • Never use kitchen stoves or outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a fire hazard and over time can give off carbon monoxide gas;
  • Avoiding opening a refrigerator unnecessarily during outages, so that food lasts longer, an unopened refrigerator can keep food fresh for up to 4 hours;
  • Beware of fallen trees and limbs, and use caution when traveling;
  • Avoid the use of candles for illumination due to fire hazards;
  • Follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions on the use of emergency generators, and be sure to shut off the main breaker when in use and operate the units outdoors;
  • Operate cars and motor vehicles outdoors only, and never inside the garage; and
  • Avoid travel along roadways as hazardous conditions may cause driving accidents, including those involving utility poles which may cause power interruptions.

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;
  • Mobile App:  Updated free Central Hudson mobile applications are available for Android and Apple devices at www.cenhud.com/mobileapp;;
  • Through social media: “Like” Central Hudson on Facebook (Facebook.com/CentralHudson) and “Follow” on X (formerly known as 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.