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After last week's storms, now a Flood Watch

Jul 12, 2021 6:33 am
After last week's wild weather there is now lots more rain in store for the Hudson Valley, and the National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 2 a.m. July 13 for the entire Hudson Valley. The rain that returned Sunday, July 11 is expected to continue all day July 12, on top of drenched ground. Friday, July 9 there was reported flash flooding in Catskill. The National Weather Service previously said that the July 7 storm that tore through Coxsackie causing much damage was caused by a straight-line wind event, not a tornado. The National Weather Service estimated winds neared 100 mph there. "It’s still going to be a cleanup for several weeks because there’s a lot in peoples’ backyards,” said Coxsackie village mayor Mark Evans on July 11. There was also storm damage last week in Stuyvesant, Claverack, and Kinderhook, plus other Hudson Valley locations. Right now the National Weather Service is predicting a 50 percent or more chance of rain every day this week until Thursday. The Music in the Park performance in Coxsackie with Downtown Horns July 11 was postponed due to rain, and rescheduled for 6 p.m. July 15.