The remnants of Hurricane Ida, which devastated New Orleans a few days ago, is now making its way through the Hudson Valley. Overnight, the National Weather Service adjusted it rainfall predictions for the area and are now estimating up to 5-7 inches of rain throughout the day in the Putnam, Orange and Rockland County areas.
The National Weather Service said thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon and evening could come with damaging winds. Brief isolated tornadoes are also possible.
Safety is the number one priority after any storm. Be careful in areas with damage, flooding and power outages.
- Use generators safely – keep them outside and far away from your home (video below).
- Avoid wading or driving through floodwaters inside, outside and around your home.
- Clean up safely – wear protective clothing and gear, use a mask and ask for help moving heavy debris.
Gas-powered generators can be a great source of electrical power, but their use comes with risk. Knowing how to use a generator properly will keep you and your household safe.