Central Hudson Distributing Ice and Water Thursday Afternoon
Tropical Storm Isaias is officially over, but the cleanup and restoration has just begun.
Earlier this week on Tuesday, August 4th, Tropical Storm Isais made its way up the east coast and made a stop in the Hudson Valley. Isaias left behind a trail of destruction taking down powerlines and trees while leaving thousands of Hudson Valley residents without power.
When we say thousands of residents, we mean over 100,000 people without power in our community.
Obviously, these kinds of outages cause major problems for homes and businesses. However, companies like Central Hudson are doing what they can to bring some help to those who may need it right now.
Central Hudson announced on Thursday, August 6th, that there will be 3 locations around the Hudson Valley distributing ice and water to customers without power.
According to a Facebook post from Central Hudson, ice and water will be available at the following locations:
1) Poughkeepsie Home Depot Parking Lot, 3470 North Rd., Poughkeepsie
2) Newburgh Armory 321 S. William St., Newburgh
3) East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction
This is just for regular ice. Apparently, due to COVID-19 and short supply, there is no dry ice currently available in our area.
Water and ice distribution will run from 12 pm to 5 pm today, August 6th.
To keep up to date with announcements and details from Central Hudson follow along on their Facebook page.
Central Hudson also is reporting that they plan to have 90% of their customers without power up and running by 11:30 pm Friday, August 7th. Orange and Rockland add that they will have their customers back on track with power by Tuesday, August 11th.