Tropical Storm literally blew through Putnam County yesterday with high winds and a lot of rain leaving thousands without electricity. The storm made landfall around 11:10 p.m. Monday night in North Carolina, quickly swept up the east coast and and struck the NYC area around 1:15 pm. bringing sustained winds in excess of 50 m.p.h. It toppled trees and power lines from southern New Jersey to Putnam County. NYSE&G estimated that approximately 32,000 customers in the Northern Westchester and Putnam County area have lost power due to the extensive damage. The company issued a statement last night that said:
“Given the degree of damage, complete restoration is expected to last multiple days in the company’s Brewster division (Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties). As a result, the company will announce plans for ice and bottled water distribution (on Wednesday).
More than 1,200 field personnel are currently responding to the event, with additional line and tree resources being added to support ongoing effort. The company is coordinating response efforts with state and local emergency management authorities. NYSEG will continue to provide updates throughout the event to the general public on the company’s website and social media channels”.
The NYSE&G Outage Map showed approximately 1500 customers in Southeast were still with out power as of 7:20 this morning and approximately 9,000 in the Carmel, Kent, Pleasant Valley area. Yorktown has approximately 2,200 customers still without electricity, mostly in the business district, without power and Somers 1,000.
Check the NYSE&G Website for updates on estimated restoration times