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Piermont avoids flooding, but hundreds lose power across Rockland County

News 12's NIkita Ramos is reporting on conditions near the Hudson River in Piermont.

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2021, 8:58 AM

Updated 1,078 days ago


Whipping winds and relentless rain packed a punch on the riverfront village of Piermont today.
But residents are no strangers to these changing tides. “In Piermont, flooding is always our biggest concern,” says Piermont Mayor Bruce Tucker.
Superstorm Sandy caused more than $20 million in damage. To make sure that doesn't happen again, the village secured grant funding to elevate flood-prone roads. It also updated building codes, and residents now receive alerts when flooding is forecasted.
Another concern for many residents across Rockland is power outages. Hundreds of homes lost electricity.
Orange & Rockland officials say residents should report an outage at 1-877-434-4100 and to stay away from downed lines.
Con Ed:
Westchester: 297
Orange and Rockland:
Rockland: 116
Westchester: 24
Central Hudson:
Dutchess: 8
Orange: 14
Counties total
Westchester: 321
Rockland: 116
Dutchess: 8
Orange: 14
Total: 459

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