CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - The majority of the Village of Croton was without power Tuesday afternoon, and 15 roads remained blocked by downed trees and wires as of 4 p.m., village officials said.
Parks and village property along the Hudson River shoreline were damaged by severe flooding during Hurricane Sandy, which struck Monday afternoon and evening.
Croton Mayor Leo Wiegman said that although village offices were powered by generators, they, like many residents, lost Internet access and were unable to determine exactly how many residents were without power. Wiegman said parks at the Croton River and Hudson River remained closed due to flooding.
Some boats that were dry-docked at the Croton Yacht Club were moved by flood waters during the storm. Senasqua Park was flooded during Hurricane Sandy’s extremely high tide.
The Community Room, in the basement of the Stanley H. Keller House Municipal Building, will remain open indefinitely for residents wishing to charge cellphones or laptops. There is no Internet access in the municipal building.
Officials from the Croton-Harmon School District could not be reached for comment although Croton Village officials said power was not restored to school buildings as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.