Hurricane Sandy Goes South

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night — sending a 13-foot surge of seawater into at New York City, flooding tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street which is closed again today for the day. Power is out for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and an estimated 5.7 million people across the East Coast…

NOAA Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

Niagara Mohawk reports 91 outages in Syracuse affecting about 4,171 people, in Utica 65 outages affecting just over 3,000 residents and near Albany, 189 power outages affecting over 7,000 residents plus scattered additional outages in Buffalo and Erie to the west..  North of the Albany, however, many in the North Country are spared the brunt of the storm.

A Flood Watch is in effect through Wednesday Morning For Northern New York including ClintonandEssexCounties

The Remnants of SANDY are Moving toward the northwest at 18mph. This general motion is expected to continue through the day today with a reduction in forward speed as it moves across PA during the day.

With the exception of a few branches and leaves in the roadways, all of our local law enforcement agencies are reporting no major problems affecting the North Country, we spoke with Officers in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Troopers at the New York State Police Headquarters in Ray Brook and found no reports of storm related problems or damage, in fact some said with everyone prepared for the worst, it was a relatively quiet night. Saranac Lake’s Fire Department had a good response from members standing by but again no action was necessary..

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