Another round of nasty storms leaves damage in Capital Region
July 30, 2019 06:33 PM
Hundreds of customers were left without power Tuesday in Greene County after another round of storms moved through.
The bulk of those were in the village of Catskill.
Police officers had to direct traffic as many traffic lights didn't have power.
NewsChannel 13 saw trees into houses in Catskill, including right at the intersection of River and Main streets. The owner tells NewsChannel 13 fortunately no one was hurt. We've also seen plenty of trucks clearing other trees that are blocking roads.
John Ward was kayaking on the Hudson River and flipped over in strong wind. Ward says he was paddling back to the park where he left his car when first round of showers came through.
Fortunately, he was able flip his kayak right side up and get to shore where he nestled the kayak in reeds to prevent it from floating downstream. That's when he says the hail started.
Sheriff's deputies were out looking for him because fisherman had seen him capsize. They took his name and information and offered him a ride back. Ward says he ended up paddling back himself.
Hear from him by watching the video of Emily Burkhard's story.
Tree into a power line on River St. in Catskill. About 4,000 people in the Catskill/Leeds area are without power. Central Hudson expects it to be restored by 4 p.m. today. .@WNYT pic.twitter.com/ZJMz0mYH1d— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) July 30, 2019
A look at storm damage at intersection of River & Main Streets in Catskill after a strong storm blew through about an hour ago. Thousands are without power in Catskill/Leeds area. Central Hudson crews are out assessing the damage, restoration estimates are around 4 p.m. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/pQn3JBEuTH— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) July 30, 2019
Emily Burkhard & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 30, 2019 06:33 PM
Created: July 30, 2019 05:18 PM
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