According to reports from Con Edison, the storm that ripped through the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 still leaves 6,300 customers from scattered areas in Westchester County without power and three public school systems closed.
In Croton-on-Hudson, high wind gusts and heavy rains caused fallen trees and power outages that lasted as long as six hours. The worst damage took place at the Croton Harmon train station commuter parking lot (see photo gallery), in what is being called “Mayor Schmidt’s Katrina”, where approximately 50 to 60 cars were soaked by flood waters with many needing to be towed from the lot to area garages for repair (see: “Flood Waters Swamp Cars Again in Croton Harmon Commuter Parking Lot”).
Fortunately, the Croton Harmon Union Free School District, which lost power in the morning, did not have to send children home and end the school day early. For more information about damages caused by the storm, please check the upcoming Police Blotter, published on Mondays.
Photo: January 19, 2006 at 5:10 PM, taken with a Canon Powershot SD500 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom.