Hi Beacon, There is a lot of media coverage about the conditions in N.Y.C.,N.J. and the coastal areas.Today I am going to have to drive down to inspect the NYC Parks for tree damage and park safety conditions after the storm breaks.
I just want to say that everyone should be extra careful in areas of the Hudson Valley because we do have a very large number of very large and old trees which are at risk to fall under these very high wind conditions. Many of these old trees like the ones I have been talking and writing about like the ones that were planted by Henry Winthrop Sargent and Andrew Jackson Downing are very susceptible to falling or loosing some of there old branches.
Be aware of trees falling that may down power lines and flooded areas,because the possibility of electrocution is a real danger.Do not get out of cars if you get caught in a flooded area,call 911 to get help.
Also areas where roads, and railways were built always impact the life of surrounding trees so be very extra careful in areas like 9D and route 9 because the tree are extra stressed in those locations.
Beacon is a tree city, so try and stay indoors for your own safety until things are calm and under control, and stay away from windows as much as possible.
I wish you and your families well and good luck through the hurricane.Sincerely, Richie Cabo