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High winds, rain hit area

Sep 19, 2012 6:44 am
Kyle Adams reports in The Daily Mail on the impact of high winds and torrential rain in Greene County, Tues., Sept. 28. Tornado watches were issued throughout southern and eastern New York late in the day, including Greene County, which was also issued a flash flood warning. Central Hudson Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. reported a peak of 340 outages in Greene County as a result of trees and branches falling on power lines, Some 100 customers in the county remain without power, but Central Hudson expects service in the county to be fully restored sometime Wed., Sept. 19. Kaaterskill Creek rose to the top of areas stabilized after Tropical Storm Irene and experienced some erosion of its banks, according to Catskill Town Councilman Kevin Lennon. He also said that some trees were down, but there was “no catastrophic damage.” Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Billy Shannon writes in the Register Star there were multiple reports of wires down either on trees or roadways to the Columbia County 911 Office and power outages spread sporadically countywide by early evening, Tuesday. Reports of wires down and/or burning were made in Chatham and Clermont; in Taghkanic firefighters were called to the scene when a tree crashed onto power lines and snapped a utility pole. Read the full story in the Register Star.

Patricia Doxsey reports in the Daily Freeman nearly 14,000 customers remain without power this morning in Dutchess and Ulster counties, as a result of the storm. Trees were reported down throughout the area. Route 47 in Shandaken was closed beginning 6 p.m., Tuesday, for about one-half mile between Deer Lane and McKinley Hollow when the Esopus Creek overflowed its banks. Ian Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany said as much as four inches or more fell across the Hudson Valley and into the Catskills by early evening, Tuesday. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.