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k **Tropical-Storm-StrengthkWindsktokArrivekOvernightk** /CentralkHudsonkadviseskcustomersktokavoidktravel,kreportkservice interruptions/ StrongkwindskandkrainkbeganktokbatterkthekMid-HudsonkValleykregionkthis afternoonkaskHurricanekSandykmovedkwestwardktowardskthekcoastkof southernkNewkJersey.kCentralkHudsonkhaskputkcrewskandkpersonnelkinto placekinkpreparationkforkdamagekassessmentkandkstorm-relatedkrepairs oncekconditionskareksafekenoughktokdokso. “We’vekreachedkoutktokutilitieskandkcontractorskoutsidekofkourkregionkto assistkinkourkrestorationkefforts,”ksaidkJameskP.kLaurito,kPresidentkof CentralkHudson.kHekexplainedkthatkaktotalkfieldkforcekofkapproximately 700kiskbeingkdeployed,kincludingk300klinekpersonnel,korkaboutk2.5ktimes CentralkHudson’sknormalkcrewkcomplement,kplusk140ktreektrimmerskto addresskstormkdamage.k“MutualkaidkcrewskhavekbeenkarrivingkfromkFlorida, Iowa,kIndianakandkWisconsin,kandkadditionalkreinforcementskwillkarrive laterkinkthekwee . “Repairskandkdamagekassessmentkwillkbeginkoncekitkisksafektokdokso,” saidkLaurito.k“HighkwindskwithkseverekgustskmaykpersistkonkTuesday, whichkwouldkcreatekunsafekconditionskforkrepairkcrews.kWekmustkwait untilkwindsksubsidekbeforekfullkrestorationkactivitieskcankbeginkwith wor erskdeployedkinkoverheadklifts,kbutkwekwillkcontinuektokrespondkto downedkwireskandkotherkemergencieskinkcooperationkwithkcountykemergency managementkorganizations.” Lauritokurgedkcustomersktok‘playkitksafe,’kbykstayingkindoorskduringkthe worstkofkthekstorm.k“Avoidktravelkaskfallenktreeskandkdownedklineskmay bloc kroadwayskandkposekhazards.kIfkyoukmustkbekoutdoors,k eepkatkleast 30kfeetkawaykfromkdownedkpowerklines,kandkbekwarykofklineskthatkmaykbe entangledkinkfallenktreeskorkhiddenkunderkpileskofkleaveskorkinkflood waters.”kLauritokalsokindicatedkthatkCentralkHudsonkwillkbekdistributing drykicekandkbottledkwaterkwhenkstateskofkemergencykareklifted,kroadways arekclearedkandkitkisksafekforkcustomersktoktravel.kDistribution locationskwillkbekdeterminedkandkannouncedkoncekthekareaskwithkheaviest damagekarekidentified. Electrickservicekinterruptionskwerekreportedkthroughoutkthekregionklater inkthekdaykonkMondaykaskwindskandkwindkgustskbeganktokintensify.kAskofk7 p.m.,kmorekthank32,000kservicekinterruptionskwerekreported,kwith approximatelyk476kdistinctkdamageklocations.kAdditionalkelectrickservice interruptionskarekanticipatedkovernightkandkintokTuesdaykmorningkaskthe stormkreacheskmaximumkstrength.kLauritokemphasizedkthatkthekseveritykof thekstormkmaykresultkinkextendedkrestorationktimes. Forksafety’sksa e,kLauritokurgedkcustomerskto: kk*kStaykatkleastk30kfeetkawaykfromkdownedkpowerklines,kandklineskwhich kkkkmaykbekentangledkandkhiddenkinkfallenktrees.k*Assumekallkdowned kkkklineskareklive*; kk*kAvoidkthekusekofkcandleskforkillumination; kk*kFollowkthekmanufacturer’sksafetykinstructionskonkthekusekof kkkkemergencykgenerators,kandkbeksurektokshutkoffkthekmainkbrea erkwhen kkkkinkusekandktokonlykoperatekthekunitskoutdoors;kand kk*kNeverkusekoutdoorkgaskorkcharcoalkgrillskindoors,kasktheykposeka

 

 

 

 

 

 

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