Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene Advisory # 8

Several towns have issued States of Emergency. Joining previously declared towns are Gardiner, Ulster, Wawarsing and Ellenville.

Numerous evacuations, as well as rescues are taking place.

Roads are closed across the County.

The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service projects that most streams in Ulster will go to major or even record flood stages. Flood warnings have been issued for all major bodies of water.

Power outages will be a huge problem for some time. At this moment there are approximately 40,000 of 93,000 Central Hudson and NYSAC customers are without power. Extreme caution must be used due to the number of downed trees and wires.