Power Still Out For Many in the Hudson Valley
When it comes to the weather this week we aren't out of the woods yet but Central Hudson is reporting that they are making progress with restoration. People who still don't have power restored are frustrated but work is being done.
Earlier today they announced locations where Hudson Valley residents without power could go to get drinking water and dry ice. Then this evening they issued a press release and posted to social media an update on where they are with the restoration of power to customers who lost it during last night's (September 7, 2023) storm.
Central Hudson Updates Hudson Valley Customers with Restoration Information
As of around 6 PM Friday (September 8, 2023) night Central Hudson is reporting that they have restored power to around 30,000 of the more than 46,000 customers who lost power. They also released information on their plan to restore more customers over the next 24 hours.
The weather we received tonight was expected to result in more outages (Central Hudson Outage Map). The severity of the weather was also expected to slow the restoration process. Unfortunately, the weather will be a continuing factor. This weekend's forecast contains more heavy rains.
Tonight's forecast calls for a continuation of the severe storm watch and Saturday's forecast contains heavy rain.
Power Restoration Information From Central Hudson as of 6 PM Friday (Sept 8)
Dry Ice and bottled water Location for Friday while supplies last
Residents of the Hudson Valley Complain About Central Hudson Dry Ice Locations
Many people who have been out of power since last night have complained on social media that Central Hudson didn't put a location closer to their community. Central Hudson is trying to answer as many questions as they can on their Facebook posts.
They have also addressed people's frustration with the length of time it is taking to restore power to all customers. Some customers are expressing gratitude for the crews who are out working. I can remember during Irene my house was out for almost a week. I was told then and I believe it still holds true that the trees must be cleared before the line crews can work on restoration. And a big shout out to Town Highway employees working hand in hand with Central Hudson to clear the lines.