NWS Local Storm Report Summary
Tropical Storm Irene
Sunday, August 28, 2011

The reports listed do not represent all of the wind damage and flooding which occurred with Tropical Storm Irene, but rather represent a sampling across the region of what occurred along with an estimated time of occurrence. By following the local storm report, one can get a sense of the magnitude and the sequence of wind and flooding events as Irene unfolded across all of eastern New York and western New England.

Town
County
Wind Damage or Flood Report
Time
North Blenheim Schoharie Wind Damage: Tree limb down on a power line on North Road, power knocked out 7:00 am
Lenox, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down on Route 7 7:22 am
Harwinton, CT Litchfield Wind Damage: Numerous trees down on Wildcast Hill Road, Clearview Avenue with Norton Passway and Locust Rd. closed 7:24 am
Woodstock Ulster Wind Damage: Trees blown down 7:26 am
Woodstock Ulster Flash Flood: Water flowing over Zena Road 7:26 am
Greenville Center Greene Wind Damage: County Rte 81 closed between Maple Ave. and Engleside Rd due to trees and wires blown down 7:40 am
North Adams, MA Berkshire Flash Flood: Landslide with gas line exposed on Minor Street 7:47 am
Niskayuna Schenectady Wind Damage: Trees down on Nott Road 8:00 am
Windham Greene Flash Flood: Route 23 closed at Hickory Hill Road 8:00 am
1 S. of Aqueduct Schenectady Wind Damage: Trees and power lines down on Balltown Rd 8:15 am
Tannersville Greene Flash Flood: Route 23A closed between South Main Street and County Route 23C 8:25 am
Margaretville Delaware Flash Flood: Streams over roads and bridges 8:35 am
Schenectady Schenectady State of Emergency declared in Schenectady County due to so many trees and wires down 8:35 am
Delmar Albany Wind Damage: Tree on power lines with fire at 70 Dumbarton Drive 8:42 am
Schenectady Schenectady Flash Flood: Numerous streets in the city closed due to flooding 8:45 am
Highland Ulster Flash Flood: Twaalfskill Creek flooding into the town of Highland, water washing over Vineyard Avenue 8:46 am
Terryville, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Route 72 at Sandra Ave, two feet of water over the road's surface 9:00 am
Winsted, Ct Litchfield Wind Damage: Numerous trees down blocking Old New Hartford, Rd 9:00 am
Harwinton, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Numerous roads closed due to flooding 9:00 am
Terryville, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Flooding at Route 6 at Main Street 9:00 am
Chichester Ulster Flash Flood: Route 214 closed at Ulster county line to Route 23A due to flooding 9:00 am
New Milford, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Ridge Rd and Little Field Rd closed, flooding between Big Bear and Little Bear Rd 9:00 am
3 Miles WNW of Colonie Albany Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down on Morris Rd 9:05 am
4 Miles SW of Albany Albany Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 9:05 am
Schenectady Schenectady Wind Damage: Trees blown down on Woodlawn Avenue 9:10 am
Guilderland Albany Flash Flood: Route 20 closed at Fuller road due to flooding 9:15 am
Bennington, VT Bennington Wind Damage: Some trees blown down in the County, some roads closed due to Flash Flooding as well 9:15 am
Salisbury Center Herkimer Wind Damage: Tree down on power line near 969 State Rte. 29A, power line smoking 9:19 am
Glenmont Albany Measured 59 mph wind gust 9:22 am
Guilderland Albany Wind Damage: Schoolhouse Road ramp to I-87 North closed due to downed trees 9:25 am
Albany Albany Flash Flood: Route 5 closed between Frost Place and Yardboro Avenue 9:30 am
Fleischmanns Delaware Flash Flood: Catastrophic flooding in progress, Main Street Evacuated, bridges and roads washed out 9:30 am
4 Miles WNW of Glens Falls Warren Wind Damage: Microburst, numerous trees reported down 9:30 am
New Milford, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Route 202 closed due to flooding 9:30 am
Oppenheim Fulton Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down on route 29 9:30 am
Prattsville Greene Flash Flood: Route 23 closed at the Greene-Delaware County line due to severe flash flooding 9:30 am
Gaylordsville, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Route 7 closed due to flooding 9:42 am
Salisbury Center Herkimer Wind Damage: Tree down blocking Curtis Road near Mang 9:46 am
Manheim Center Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees down closing Bronner Road near Murphy 0:46 am
Otis, MA Berkshire Flash Flood: Route 57 and Route closed due to flooding. Numerous reports of roads washed out 10:00 am
Salisbury Center Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees down closing Emmonburg Road 10:03 am
Salisbury Center Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees down on Main Street 10:15 am
Falls Village, CT Litchfield Flash Flood: Route 63/RT43 had eighteen inches of water flowing on the road 10:23 am
Adams, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Trees down blocking roads, RT 116 and CRT 8 closed 10:23 am
Rhinebeck Dutchess Flash Flood: CRT 9G flooded and closed 10:23 am
Cooperstown Otsego Wind Damage: Numerous trees down across the County, about 8000 customers without electricity, 47 mph wind gust measured near Cooperstown 10:20 am
Falls Village, CT Litchfield Wind Damage: Trees and wires at Barns and under Mountain Rd blown down 10:30 am
Cedarville Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees reported blown down 10:40 am
East Herkimer Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees reported blown down 10:53 am
Frankfort Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees reported blown down 10:55 am
Dolgeville Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees reported blown down 10:57 am
Valatie Columbia Flash Flood: Route 9 flooded 11:00 am
Hillsdale Columbia Flash Flood: State Routes 22 and 23 closed due to flooding 11:00 am
4 Miles S. of Austerlitz Columbia Flash Flood: Route 71 closed due to flooding 11:00 am
Colonie Albany Wind Damage: Many trees down on Kings and Curry Roads 11:12 am
South Durham Greene Flash Flood: Culverts along Route 23 running at max capacity 11:15 am
Mohawk Herkimer Flash Flood: 361 Pinebush Road, overflowing culvert 11:29 am
Middleville Herkimer Wind Damage: 2226 Hard Scrabble road impassable due to trees and wires down 11:35 am
Poland Herkimer Wind Damage: Several trees an wires down on Russia Rd. Near Grant Rd 11:38 am
Rhinebeck Dutchess Flood: Route 9G south of Primrose Hill Rd. flooding with deep water 11:45 am
Clifton Park Saratoga Flash Flood: Route 146A closed between Strafford Drive and Notingham Way south due to flooding 11:50 am
Salisbury, CT Litchfield Wind Damage: Trees and wires blown down 11:57 am
Clifton Park Saratoga Wind Damage: Numerous trees blown down Noon
6 Miles NE of Fonda Fulton Flash Flood: Culvert washed out on Maloney Road Noon
Blue Mountain Lake Hamilton Wind Damage: Ny Route 28 closed due to downed trees Noon
2 Miles ESE of Caroga Lake Fulton Flash Flood: Culvert and sixty feet of Fisher Road washed out Noon
Otis, MA Berkshire Wind Damage: Route 8 and 7 closed due to trees down 12:23 pm
Mohawk Herkimer Flash Flood: Fulmer Creek out of its bank on the east side of Route 28 Bridge 12:30 pm
Fleischmanns Delaware Flash Flood: National Guard helicopter dispatched to rescue people off the roofs of buildings due to severe flooding 12:41 pm
Fairfield Herkimer Wind Damage: 1183 State Route 170 has a tree on the house, woman trapped inside 12:41 pm
Columbia Center Herkimer Flash Flood: Polly Miller Rd and Warren Rd has flooding across the intersection 12:45 pm
4 Miles W. of Delanson Schenectady Flash Flood: Route 30 closed due to flooding 12:50 pm
Russia Herkimer Wind Damage: Trees and wires down 12:57 pm
Frankfort Herkimer Flash Flood: Mudslide blocking one lane of SR 171 12:57 pm
Salem Washington Flash Flood: Roads closed due to flooding 1:00 pm
Ilion Herkimer Flash Flood: Route 51 closed, flooded in numerous places, all low lying roads in Warren closed, Holcum Golf Rd flooded in many places with water over three feet 1:20 pm
Old Forge Herkimer Wind Damage: Tree down on a car 1:23 pm
Cherry Valley Otsego Flash Flood: Up to 50 people evacuated in Cherry Valley due to flooding 2:00 pm
2 Miles NNE Gloversville Fulton Tropical Storm: Wind and water damage to Nathan Littauer Hospital Roof 2:00 pm
Duanesburg Schenectady Wind Damage: 18 trees blown down in the woods by powerful gusts 2:04 pm
Delhi Delaware Flash Flood: East Branch of the Delaware River as well as widespread small stream flooding 2:15 pm
Ilion Herkimer Flood: the Richfield Street Bridge is crested over and was running into Otsego Street causing flooding in yards at 3rd street 2:28 pm
Catskill Greene Flood: West Main St. flooded and closed 2:32 pm
Buskirk Rensselaer Flood: County Route 103 flooded approximately .9 miles south of the intersection with NYS 67 2:38 pm
Maplecrest Greene Flood: 1 Fatality a woman was drowned when the house she was in was swept away by flood waters. 2:39 pm
Lanesville Greene Flash Flood: 1 Fatality, a man was drowned when the embankment he was standing on gave way and swept him into the Stony Clove Creek 2:39 pm
Albany Albany Flood: NY state Thruway closed from exit 24 to exit 28, reports of flooding along the stretch 2:52 pm
Bennington, VT Bennington Flash Flood: Route 9 closed from Bennington to Brattleboro, numerous reports of flash flooding along this stretch of road 2:52 pm
Cooperstown Otsego Flash Flood: Flash flooding reported in many locations around the county. At least eight roads closed as of 3pm 3:00 pm
North Blenheim Schoharie Flood: Old Blenheim covered bridge that spanned the Schoharie Creek was destroyed and washed away 3:30 pm
Averill Park Rensselaer Flood: Wynantskill Creek overflowing its banks, spilling onto Thais Rd. at the intersection of Springer 4:27 pm
Catskill Greene Flood: Portion of Route 9W closed due to flooding, bridge over the Catskill Creek closed 5:40 pm
Lake George Warren Flood: Part of Route 9N buckled due to flooding 6:51 pm
Clarksville Albany Flash Flood: 1 Fatality: Woman was washed into the Onesqueathaw Creek and drowned 6:52 pm
Buskirk Rensselaer Flood: Hoosic River rising to within 12 inches of the Buskirk covered bridge, trees down due to high winds 10:44 pm
West Winfield Herkimer Flood: NY 20 closed between NY 51 South Street to NY 51 West Winfield 6:20 am/29th
2 Miles SSE of Roxbury Delaware Flooding: Measured 8.91" of rain, long time observer reports "Worst flooding he has ever seen" 7:27am/29th
Watervliet Albany Flood: Exit 8 on and off ramp closed due to flooding from the Hudson River 9:50 am/29th
Glen Montgomery Flood: 1 Fatality: Man drowned when the truck he was in was swept away by the Schoharie Creek on Route 5S 5:30 pm/20th

 

 

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