Hudson Valley cleans up after powerful spring storm

Longtime Larchmont resident Theresa Best was home Wednesday night when a massive tree crushed a car and ended up on power lines on Richbell Road.

Jonathan Gordon

Apr 4, 2024, 10:52 PM

Updated 52 days ago

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Wednesday's storm left the Hudson Valley early this morning but left behind evidence of destruction on its way out.
"The wind, you would think somebody was breaking into the window to get in. That's how bad it was," Larchmont resident Theresa Best said.
Longtime Larchmont resident Theresa Best was home Wednesday night when a massive tree crushed a car and ended up on power lines on Richbell Road. Neighbors said no one was in the car when it happened.
"I feel awful. I just keep on thinking it's so lucky that it fell that way you know, and not that way on the building," one Larchmont resident said.
Trees took out power lines across Mount Vernon too. City Public Works crews were alongside Con Edison to clean the streets and restore power for hundreds of residents.
Residents complained that trees were allowed to become overgrown leading to the overnight damage.
"I'm ordering stuff from Amazon, but the trucks can't even get down the street because of the overhang from the trees," Mount Vernon resident Yvel Raynaud said.
In New Rochelle, the wind ripped the fabric sign off of the awning in front of a business on Main Street.
"I couldn't walk and all of my flower pots were everywhere," Miriam King said as she walked down Main Street Thursday afternoon.
About 10,000 people lost power overnight, according to Con Edison. An additional 5,000 people woke up in the dark across the rest of the Hudson Valley.
Con Edison said it was quickly restoring power across the county and expected everything to be back in order by Friday, April 5 at 7 a.m.


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