Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:46 am
Mon November 5, 2012

NY State Officials Call for Roundtable Discussion on Utilities' Preparedness


State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson want to sit down with top officials of the utilities that serve the region to discuss the preparedness of their companies on storm response.

“This is not a witch hunt,” said Gunther. “This is about making sure the communication between the utility companies, the public, and government officials during Hurricane Sandy is greatly improved for any future natural disaster.”

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Hudson Valley News
7:32 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Gas Rationing Hits Orange County

Credit Craig Ruttle / AP

 

   There are four gas stations in the Village of Chester, which is situated along Route 17M, paralleling Route 17. Being in southern Orange County, people from New Jersey have been driving up, filling their vehicles and extra gas cans.

There were many as 50 or 60 vehicles lined up at stations at one time and have been running out of gas until new shipments arrive.

That prompted Mayor Philip Valastro to impose a $50 limit on each motorist’s purchase.

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Hurricane Sandy
12:14 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Restoration Continues in Westchester, Putnam Counties

The monumental effort to restore power and rail service to counties north of New York City continues, but as we hear in this report from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas, communities are struggling with a variety of other challenges... Most of the electricity is back on, the MTA and CSX have crews working on railroad services, but there's still a lot of debris that needs clean-up and still a lot of problems with landline and cellular telephone service.

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Hudson Valley News
7:19 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Gas-Buying Frenzy Hits Northeast

Credit Hank Gross

As the word spread Thursday of the difficulty that oil companies were having in delivering gasoline to service stations, panic set in from New Jersey to New York City and up into the Hudson Valley.

By late afternoon, vehicles were lined up for blocks in the region, waiting to buy the “liquid gold.” Compounding the problem was the continued major power outage with people buying generators in record numbers, adding to the demand at the pumps.

Many stations ran out of gas with people still waiting at the pumps.

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Hurricane Sandy
6:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Amtrak still working on restoring NYC service

Amtrak says it's still working on restoring train service to and from New York City and plans to run a test train through a tunnel that has been cleared of water. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas.
 

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Hurricane Sandy
2:46 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Catskills Return to Normalcy Following Sandy

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein with local residents at the Phoenicia Fire House.
Credit Ulster County

Communities throughout the Catskills and commuters who ride the rails to New York City are seeing a slow return to normalcy in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has an update.
 

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Hurricane Sandy
12:20 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Trains, Lights Coming Back Online in the Hudson Valley

Central Hudson crews are out making repairs throughout the utility's service area.
Credit Central Hudson

Some commuters were able to board Metro-North trains this morning and more households and businesses have the lights back on - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more on the Hurricane Recovery effort.
 

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Hudson Valley News
7:50 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Sullivan County Officials Fear Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wake of Sandy

Hudson Valley residents left in the dark line up to pick up dry ice. Concerns about misused generators have led to carbon monoxide fears.
Credit Jerry Kleiner

  Sullivan County public safety and fire officials are concerned about the increase in carbon monoxide calls that have come in over the last two days.

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Hudson Valley News
7:27 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Westchester Health Commissioner Warns of Contaminated Wells

Credit Matt Rourke / AP

The Westchester County Department of Health on Wednesday urged people with private wells that were flooded to either boil their water before consumption or to use bottled water as a precautionary measure since sewage and other harmful contaminants can be washed into private wells by storm waters. 

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Hurricane Sandy
12:08 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Hudson Valley

Credit Metropolitan Transportation Authority

New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy are trying to resume normal lives despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages lasting several more days. Subway tracks and commuter tunnels beneath New York City sustained heavy damage and Metro-North Railroad service remains suspended today. Utilities have crews out repairing damaged and downed transmission lines. Hudson Valley Bureau chief Dave Lucas has an update:

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