Nyack, Nov 1 — If you’re taking the kids to school, commuting to NYC or crossing the TZB, the National Weather Service says you should expect some unusually strong winds between 8a and 10a on Fri Nov 1. Gusts up to 60 mph are possible.
by Bill Batson
If you saw this sentence a month ago: “college students take weekend trip to the Jersey Shore,” images of Snooki would dance in your head. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the ‘€œsituation’€ has changed. On Saturday, November 10, a group of eight students and staff from Dominican College in Orangeburg travelled to the Jersey Shore to participate in recovery efforts.
The Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Jersey Shore will collectively hold their breath for the next 24 hours to see if today’s Nor’easter will unravel the region’s fragile transportation and energy infrastructure following the havoc wrecked by Hurricane Sandy last week. We can expect wind speeds of over 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph beginning this afternoon and continuing into the early morning hours on Thurs.
Nyack, Nov 7 — Last night’s Rockland County numbers are in and the results are mind boggling: more than 13,000 Rockland County homes are still without power following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on Oct 29. Also in the news: Barrack Obama bested Mitt Romney nationally and in Rockland to win another four year term as President of the United States.
by Bill Batson
On a recent phone call with President Barack Obama, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo observed that we seem to have a one hundred year storm every year now. Fortunately for us, the senior levels of government are providing more than gallows humor in the aftermath of the super storm Sandy. As a resident of a county declared a disaster area, I feel well represented by the federal, state, regional and local governments that are overseeing this natural catastrophe. But are we ready for the next storm, like the one that is coming literally and figuratively tomorrow?
Nyack, Oct 29 1p — It’s raining, it’s pouring. And that roaring outside ain’t snoring. Hurricane Sandy, expected to make landfall later this afternoon, has wrecked havoc throughout the area closing schools, businesses and paralyzing most forms of transportation. Here are the latest officials notices on Hurricane Sandy in the Lower Hudson Valley, Rockland County and the Nyack River Villages.
Nyack, Oct 29 (updated 10:15a) — Here are ten things you should know about Hurricane Sandy, aka, the true “October Surprise” of this election season. Bob Dylan may have said “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows” but T-Bone Walker’s lyrics to “They Call it Stormy Monday” are spot on for what Sandy has in store for us this week
The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for this afternoon, Sept 18 beginning at 12:30p for high winds in the Rockland and the Lower Hudson Valley for this afternoon through this evening. “This potential will be enhanced in areas of heavy showers or thunderstorms with possible downed limbs, trees and power lines with scattered power outages.” Winds will be at 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
Additionally, O&R has declared a company-wide Storm Watch today in anticipation of a major storm system’s moving through the region this afternoon and into the evening.
Nyack, Aug 29 — One year ago, Nyack was taking stock of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Sun Aug 28, 2011. In addition to flooded roads and basements, winds greater than 46 mph knocked out power for days to 120,000 customers in the Orange & Rockland service area. Most major highways where closed during the storm making it difficult for repair crews, police, fire and ambulance personnel to respond to emergencies. The New York City subway system was shut down during the storm for the first time in its history.
by Harriet Cornell
Like most sports lovers, I loved watching amazing athletes during the Olympics and, when Americans stood atop the podium with the Star Spangled Banner playing, I couldn’t help thinking of all that went into that moment of triumph’€”the years of discipline and sacrifice on the part of the athletes and their families.
As we rejoice in the medals won by Americans, it is useful to retrace some history leading to the development of exceptional women athletes’€”including those in high schools and colleges right here in Rockland.