Historic flooding across the Hudson Valley left thousands picking up the pieces.
On July 9th, 2023, several inches of rain fell across the Hudson Valley in a short period of time leaving behind a path of destruction. Especially in Orange County.
The United States Military Academy at West Point saw a big portion of the damage with the campus flooding quickly and leaving behind trees, debris, and broken roads. For the last few days crews have been working diligently to clean up the mess and get the campus running as usual.
On social media, West Point shared photos of the cleanup and wants to prep those on campus for future weather events. In preparation for future storms, West Point is making sure cadets and staff are safe. They share a few tips before dangerous weather hits:
What can you do to be prepared?
Clear debris from storm grates.
Secure outdoor furniture and children’s toys.
Pay attention to trees that could fall.
Keep extension cords out of low-lying areas.
After the storm, check on your neighbors.
Stay tuned to the local news and the National Weather Service for the latest updates.
West Point reminds those on campus to "stay away from ditches and runoff areas. Saturated ground can be unpredictable and unstable, especially around hillsides. Exercise caution to avoid any potential dangers."
With more rain in the forecast, it looks like more flooding is possible.
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