Tornado Watch For Dutchess & Ulster Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Dutchess and Ulster counties and the Mid-Hudson region.  

They say there is the probability of damaging winds of around 60mph along with large hail, and the  possibility of a tornado.  The main threat window for severe weather continues until 8pm today

Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp is preparing equipment and crews for possible storm-related outages.  They are recommending that customers charge electronic devices in advance, and keep handy a flashlight and battery operated radio in case the electric goes out.  Here is the full list of recommendations from Central Hudson:

  • Pay attention to weather advisories, storm outage updates and/or shelter information.
  • Charge electronic devices in order to connect with Central Hudson’s outage map and storm information center,
  • Keep handy a flashlight and fresh batteries.
  • Have a battery-powered radio to remain informed of restoration efforts.
  • Confirm adequate packaged or canned foods that require no refrigeration or cooking.
  • Have a non-electric can opener.
  • Keep an emergency supply of bottled water on hand for drinking and washing.
  • Fill bathtubs with water as added reserves.

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