Tarrytown Police Lieutenant William Herguth reported two fallen trees this afternoon as the storm winds pick up speed and the rains begin.
On Martling at Prospect avenues one lane was temporarily blocked at 1:30 p.m. by a tree that fell in the roadway. The DPW cleared it, said Herguth.
Just after noon, a tree was reported down at Windle Park, and the DPW also responded to that incident.
So far, "nothing major, nothing really disruptive," said Herguth. He said the only real flooding dangers typically are near the river and in the parking lots. "In the village itself, there aren't really any streets that have that problem."
In Sleepy Hollow, Lieutenant Anthony Bueti reported no incidents so far. However the village had issued a "state of emergency" notice this morning and urges residents to stay inside and be safe.
The public schools of the TUFSD have announced another day of closure for Tuesday.
Tarrytown Administrator Mike Blau said the village would be prepared to open a shelter at the Main Street Firehouse if the need presents itself.
Metro-North reports track flooding along the Upper Hudson line in the areas of Beacon, Cold Spring and Croton Harmon.
The transit authority is using patrol trains to inspect and maintain passage, but only until darkness falls.
And this from Amie Getis of Tarrytown's Volunteer Center:
The Volunteer Center of United Way is helping its strategic partner, United Way of Westchester and Putnam, spread the word that the 2-1-1 Hotline is ready to help those who need assistance. Volunteers are ready to answer questions from those who have non-emergency needs during the storm and in its aftermath. For those in the (914) area code and calling from a (914) number, all a caller has to do is pick up the phone and dial 211 to get to the hotline.
More information available at www.volunteer-center.org.
For those who want to volunteer to help 2-1-1 meet the needs of our neighbors, there is a link to do that, as well.