Town of Rhinebeck Storm Information Notice 10/28/2012

From Town Supervisor Tom Traudt, Rhinebeck Emergency Management Co-Coordinators

Storm Update

10/28/12 6:30 PM
Monday day and night are anticipated to bear the brunt of the storm in the Rhinebeck area with strong winds and periods of heavy rain. 
Current projections indicate that our area will begin to see the effects of the storm late sunday night and into the following few days.  
It is anticipated that Monday afternoon and evening will experience the strongest winds. Heavy sustained winds up to 40 mph, with possible gusts over 60 mph, are expected. Rainfall totals are anticipated in the range of 3.27  to 3.42 inches with the periods of heaviest rain on Monday. Snow is not anticipated for the Rhinebeck area.
For our area the primary threats are:  damaging winds, flooding, flash flooding, tidal flooding on Hudson River, damaging/distructive winds.  Damaging winds threats will be from Monday afternoon into Monday night and prehaps beyond depending upon the storm track and movement.  Blunt of the storm will be Monday into Monday night.  
It is likely that trees and wires will come down. Widespread power outages may occur.

Town Officials including the Highway Department have met with emergency personnel from the Town, Village, Central Hudson, and ambulance and fire departments and will be in coordinated contact throughout the storm. Equipment has been prepped and is ready.

Please be aware that Amtrak will not operate on Monday. Bridge closings are possible and will be evaluated as the storm progresses.
Please do not travel unless it is necessary.
There is the likelihood that downed trees and power lines will block roads. Please do not attempt to drive over downed wires.
It is possible that some local roads and streams will flood due to debris blocking drains and run off channels. Please do not drive through flooded areas.
If a road is barricaded do not attempt to go around it. This is for your own safety and the safety of emergency personnel.
Please secure any loose items around your home to prevent them from becoming airborne.
Please keep in mind that emergency crews will still be addressing conditions resulting from the storm even after rain and wind has subsided. Please limit your travel to allow workers to address conditions unimpeded, until resulting damage has been cleared.
Thank you for your cooperation.