Central Hudson is alerting customers of a moderate risk of severe weather this afternoon and evening, according to forecasts by the National Weather Service. Storms may bring strong, damaging wind gusts; possible thunderstorm activity; and a risk of localized flooding along small streams. “These conditions may cause electric service interruptions as damaged and falling trees could impact utility lines,” said James P. Laurito, President of Central Hudson.
“We are monitoring weather forecasts closely and preparing to mobilize, and we want to be sure that customers get ready, too.” If power is lost, customers should call Central Hudson’s PowerLine at 845-452-2700 or 1-800-527-2714 to report their power condition, and they are encouraged to use the automated reporting system.
Customers with access to a computer may also report their power condition via CentralHudson.com by using the StormCentral function. Information regarding service restoration estimates, as it becomes available, can be obtained by phone and on-line, and updates are posted on Facebook and Twitter.