NEW YORK – The Halloween storm that blew through New York dropped 2-5 inches of rain, and its high gusty winds sent crews out overnight to deal with widespread outages. As of 8:30 a.m., there were 98,047 customers without power.
The National Weather Service warns of wind gusts of 50 mph in the lower Hudson Valley and to 60 mph on Friday in the mid-Hudson Valley resulting in more downed branches, trees and power lines, power outages and isolated structural damage.
The highest wind in Westchester overnight was 56 mph clocked at the Tappan Zee Light.
NYSEG reports 59,443 customers out of power including 8,916 in Dutchess County, most in Beekman and Dover; 2,513 out in Putnam County, most in Kent and Patterson; and 294 out in Ulster, as of 8:23 a.m.
Cen Hud reports 30, 727 customers out of power. Most are in Ulster County, 14, 370; Dutchess, 8,370; and Orange, 2,501.
Orange & Rockland Utilities reported 4,228 customers out, mostly in Orange and Sullivan counties.
Con Ed reported 3,649 out of service, 3,216 of them in Westchester — including 756 in Greenburgh, 336 in Rye, 321 in Yorktown, 298 in Briarcliff Manor and 296 in Sleepy Hollow.
The period of greatest impact in the mid-Hudson on Friday:
- Flood Watch: through 8 pm today
- Wind Advisory: through 8 pm today
- High Wind Warning: 5 am to 6 pm today (strongest winds 8 am to 4 pm)
- The storm hit central New York hard, causing flash flooding in places like Dolgeville which is bisected by the East Canada Creek.