Life around Croton-on-Hudson is returning to normal since Wednesday’s sudden and devastating rain and wind storm. Most residents regained power and phone, TV and Internet connectivity early Thursday night, May 17, 2007.
Unfortunately for some Crotonites, the storm caused significant property damage as a result of fallen trees and limbs. As arbor companies, like Croton’s own Settepani Brothers Tree Service, 914-762-8206, continue to work relentlessly to remove debris, many homeowners face major clean-ups in the coming days.
Some of the more serious occurrences of damage in the village occurred in the Harmon flats, on Lexington Avenue, Radnor Avenue and on Grand Street, where the high winds, pegged at 70 mph, caused trees to fall and land on homes, down power lines and snap utility poles all together, as shown below in front of a residence on Young Avenue.
The good news: Croton Police say that no serious injuries were reported from the storm.