Day 4: More Flooding, Power Outages
Rains and the cresting of nearby waters caused flooding in encounter in Wayne.
Rising rivers forced in greater numbers evacuations in northern New Jersey and hundreds of thousands of tri-body politic area residents remain without electricity Wednesday in the manner that the aftermath of Irene wore into Day 4.
Residents of Passaic County rehearse the raging Passaic River is higher than it’s been in decades and sum of ~ units high-rise apartments near the Paterson Great Falls, home to more 4,000 residents, were evacuated as water had compromised the buildings ~ story.
New York City and tri-condition mass transit had mostly returned to normal by Tuesday, though some branches remain suspended due to damage from Irene. [Check the latest line of conveyance updates here.]
Meanwhile, the local death toll related to Irene continued to a~. It included the death announced Tuesday of every 82-year-old Holocaust survivor from Brooklyn.
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Con Edison before-mentioned less than 2,000 customers from one side of to the other the five boroughs were without authority by Wednesday morning. Check Con Edison’s sedition center outage map for the latest.
The MTA related it will not be able to return MetroCards for the time the subway and bus regularity was shut down.
The city uttered that 73 percent of the 2,000 trees downed for the time of the storm had been cleared from roads. All arterial roadways are cleared; the majorship of primary roadways are cleared.
Call mass at 311 continued to be up. More than 102,300 calls came in to the requisition center on Tuesday. A normal Tuesday is about 55,000 calls.
Intense rainfall from Irene has compromised filth beneath a section of the protuberance adjacent to the right lane of the Queens-bound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at Grace Court direct the Atlantic Avenue entrance, requiring all night repairs. Crews will work between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., closing common or two of the BQE’s Queens lanes. To succor alleviate the impact of repair be in action, Furman Street between Atlantic Avenue and Old Fulton Street faculty of volition be converted starting Wednesday afternoon from undivided-way southbound to two-way manipulation.
Staten Island, one of the worst hit areas by Irene, was to subsist toured by state Financial Service Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, longitudinally with local officials Tuesday. Lawsky and other State Insurance Department officials bequeath be assisting residents with insurance claims, answering questions and addressing concerns.
Paterson and Wallington were evacuated Tuesday for the reason that of flooding. The area of Locust and Paterson streets were individually troubled by floodwater.
About 154,000 New Jersey customers were independently of power early Wednesday. Jersey Central Power & Light says it has restored efficacy to about 550,000 customers and the remaining 119,000 should be favored with it back by the weekend. PSE&G reported 33,000 exclusively of power and estimated restoration by Sunday. Atlantic City Electric has through 1,800 outages.
In Middlesex County in that place was a boil water advisory ~ the sake of the city of South Amboy. There was a forfeiture of water service in the incorporated town because of a 16-inch supply with ~ main break.
Residents may bring items (in ~ degree construction material) directly to the civic garage on Willow Avenue between Newark Street and Observer Highway. Dumpsters be pleased be available there until 8 p.m. each night until Friday, Sept. 2.
On Long Island, 190,000 Long Island Power Authority customers were at rest without power Wednesday. Some may not earn power back until Friday or as late as next week. Hundreds of Long Island homeowners were bailing loudly basements and flooded ground floors.
Nassau County reported large downed trees and power lines, creating likely dangerous situations. LIPA said they are business with the most number of authoritativeness outages since Hurricane Gloria hit in 1985.
As of Wednesday, from one place to another 307,806 residences were without command
Gov. Dannel Malloy said 2,000 telephone poles were damaged by with hundreds of cell phone towers.
Connecticut’s tornado emergency information is here.
More than 17,000 customers were out of power Wednesday.
Con Edison expects ~ numerous of its customers to have authoritativeness back by Thursday.
Westchester health officials gain lifted an advisory that warned residents to avoid contact with the Hudson River for of sewage spill due to Tropical Storm Irene. The sewerage spill has stopped.
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Orange and Rockland Utilities afore~ 16,985 customers were still free from power Wednesday. Most will have force restored by midnight Friday, and the remainder over the weekend.
Central Hudson reported 34,764 by
New York state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens is investigating a barbadoes tar spill in upstate New York blamed in successi~ Tropical Storm Irene at an oil storage bound. The cause of the spill and detriment of any petroleum was being determined.
Rockland County suffered damaged roads and bridges, and flooded neighborhoods from Tropical Storm Irene. National Guard units were deployed to westward Ramapo.
Orange County also suffered hurt, and Metro-North said it was indefinitely suspending its Port Jervis family there because of damage on the tracks and to its furniture.
The entire New York Thruway is at that time open in both directions.
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