According to Central Hudson’s Storm Central map, over 400 residences in Philipstown remain without power. The website does not provide any specific information regarding which areas will have power restored or when. Anecdotal reports received by Philipstown.info all indicate that “repairs will take several days yet.”
Due to the extreme flooding conditions, we are struggling to assess damage in some of the most heavily impacted portions of some communities and we’re especially grateful to the municipal crews who are working alongside our field forces to ensure the safety of the public, James P. Laurito, Central Hudson’s president said. Laurito advised customers, particularly those in the hard-hit areas, to make alternate arrangements for shelter due to what will surely be a prolonged restoration effort.
As of 3 p.m. on Monday, there were approximately 87,000 customers remaining without electricity, in locations scattered throughout eight counties. Laurito said preliminary reports from the field indicate that as many as 62 broken poles need to be replaced, 40 of them in Greene County. He also estimated that as many as 800 sections of electric line are down and must be re-strung, noting that the entire electric system of some isolated communities may need to be reconstructed in order to restore service. Central Hudson crews were seen on Main Street, in Cold Spring Monday afternoon, repairing damage in front of the Foundry Cafe. Nearby stores were without power during the afternoon.