Image source: Queens Chronicle – this tree fell on the roof of the Forest Park Carousel
We were happy to learn that some neighborhoods did not sustain deep damage from Hurricane Sandy. The Queens Chronicle reports that Woodhaven, Ozone Park, and Richmond Hill – neighborhoods in south Queens that sit just above flooded Howard Beach – fared OK after the storm, comparatively speaking. These neighborhoods had to deal with fallen trees and power lines, leading to power outages. But flooding was not a worry, nor was destruction of house and home, as we witnessed in the Rockaways.
So last night and into today is the nor’easter we’ve been hearing so much about. How has it affected you? Are you seeing snow? We were warned of possible downed power lines again – here’s hoping everything is up and running. Let us know about the storm’s impact on you here in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity.
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As we’re all witnessing, power is slowly being returned in clusters to New York City. On Friday afternoon it was widely reported that 84,936 customers in Queens were without power but by Friday night, 29,000 more were restored in this borough.
Con Edison has given itself a little leeway, promising that the majority of these accounts are expected to be returned to normal by November 10 or 11 – this seems to firmly apply to customers served by underground wires. The more complicated repairs, on connections provided by overhead wires, may take even longer. (more…)
This morning we took a walk around the Ditmars section of Astoria and saw some fair damage – trees down and dangerous wires. Lots and lots of leaves. And New Yorkers not letting anything stop them from being outside.
Here are some photos.
This pole damage caused a lot of problems to the neighborhood. ConEd was out there this morning. (more…)
As you are no doubt aware, we’ve got a hurricane nipping at our heels. Hurricane Sandy is on its way here and it looks bad – and it will become even worse because it’s scheduled to have a meetup with a Nor’easter – the collision of these two storms have caused some weather folks to nickname the whole thing, “Frankenstorm” – this is ironic especially since we are so close to Halloween. “Turduckenstorm” has also made an appearance as well – a storm within a storm.