Nyack, August 28, 12n — Here’s the latest Hurricane Irene news in Nyack and Rockland County. At 12n, the store seems to be mostly spent — meaning it’s time to turn off The Weather Channel and start cleaning up.
- The Village of Nyack declared a State of Emergency at 6a this morning. ‘€œThis declaration will allow the village to better control traffic, implement a curfew if needed, and take other necessary procedures so that we can respond more quickly to any emergencies, village-wide,’€ said Village Administrator Jim Politi. Mayor Richard Kavesh says Nyack’s Incident Command Center at Village Hall will open at 5a Sunday.
- “Incredible flooding on Main Street & Franklin Street in Nyack. Just saw an Orangetown Police Officer evacuating a family to safety,” writes RocklandFires on Twitter at about 6a Sunday morning.
- At about 1030a, the Hudson breached its banks and flooded the parking lots at the Rivercrest Apts, West Shore Towers on Gedney Streeet. The underground parking garage at the Clermont Condos at the foot of Main Street is under water.
- The old pier North of the Clermont Condos is hosting a sailboat for the first time in many years — but not by design. The boat was torn lose from its moorings during the storm and it sits near the shore by the parking lot to the North of the Clermont.
- Main Street Report: At 11:30a, all business are closed EXCEPT Koblin’s Pharmacy and Herb Lack Paints and Hardware. Runcible Spoon on Broadway was just opening.
- All Clarkstown business ARE CLOSED by executive order of Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack. Local Emergency Order 2-2011 says traffic on Town of Clarkstown Roads is restricted to essential emergency vehicles. Local businesses are ordered to close all day Sunday and on Monday until 6p unless the order is rescinded prior to that time.
- If you lose Orange & Rockland power, you can report an outage or check status online at oru.com or by calling 877-434-4100. Maintain a distance of at least 10 feet from downed power lines in the street and anything they might touch, including puddles of water and fences. Call 1-877-434-4100 to report the incident to O&R.
Click above to see this NASA video of Hurricane Irene from August 25-27. The video shows it spiraling up the East Coast and making landfall at Cape Lookout, NC (Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project)