While New York City got so much of the attention, it was the northern suburbs that sustained the lion’s share of the local damage from Irene. With the benefit of hindsight, do you think better planning and development might have made for less damage? Tell us what you think: With… Read More →
Habitat for Humanity of Westchester is helping families clean up from Irene, pumping cellars, removing spoiled furniture, gutting wet sheet rock and the like. The organization could use your help. Executive Director Jim Killoran said Habitat would welcome volunteers, materials and financial support. Materials can be dropped off at Habitat’s… Read More →
MAMARONECK — The village has issued the following guidelines for flooded property owners whose utilities have been “red tagged” by Con Ed. (1) A licensed electrician or plumber is needed to inspect the affected equipment before electricity or natural gas can be restored. After the affected equipment has been inspected… Read More →
LARCHMONT — Local poets and writers will read their works published in literary magazine The Westchester Review at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Garden Room of Larchmont Temple, 24 Willow Ave. This free public event will kick off a 2011-12 “Sunday Speakers” sponsored by The Friends of the Larchmont… Read More →
Eric Dierssen mops up water inside Tri City Auto Parts on Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck this morning. The auto parts store was one of the businesses along Mamaroneck Ave. that sustained water damage from tropical storm Irene yesterday. Photo by Seth Harrison Check back at Lohud.com throughout the day for… Read More →
Now that tropical storm Irene, formerly a hurricane, has moved on, what do you think of the performance of public safety and emergency workers?
Here’s a community by community update on emergency preparations and key numbers: Harrison: Report flooding, downed trees, abandoned cars and other problems to the Harrison Police’s Command Center, 967-5111 x:0. All highway crews will be on duty to remove downed trees and two emergency shelters will be set up at… Read More →
Eddy Coello was only in court for a few minutes today, but his appearance was an emotional one for the family of his wife, who he is accused of killing. Tina Adovasio’s former mother-in-law wept when Coello was brought out, handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit from the Department of Corrections…. Read More →
President Barack Obama warned Friday that Hurricane Irene may be an “extremely dangerous and costly storm” and that all indications point to it being a “historic hurricane.” Are you preparing? Let us know: Is your family taking any special precautions in advance of Hurricane Irene?
We’ll be bringing you updates into the weekend on Hurricane Irene’s approach here on our local blogs but also over on our main site, http://LoHud.com. For our Twitter friends, follow our Hurricane Irene coverage and tweets @LoHud or by searching for—and using—the hashtag #LoHudIrene. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/LoHud…. Read More →