Brigid Bergin is the City Hall reporter for WNYC. She covers city politics including the 2013 mayoral race and transition.
Heavy Winds Knocked Out Power, Downed Trees
Thursday, October 08, 2009
New York, NY –
The clean up continues today after heavy winds took their toll on the New York metro region yesterday.
City Parks Commissioner Adrien Benepe says the city's 311 hotline received around a 1,000 calls as of last night, with a range of damage reports.
BENENPE: Trees down. Large limbs down. Hanging branches. Trees on houses. Trees on cars. Trees on streets. Just a lot of meteorological mayhem out there.
REPORTER: The National Weather Service says it had gotten reports of sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph in the New York area, with gusts of 50 mph.
Power companies across the region are working to restore outages, left by the storm.