LEWISBORO, N.Y. More than 5,100 homes are without power in the town of Lewisboro and countless trees are down in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
We have a lot of trees down blocking the roads, said Supervisor Charles Duffy. And there are trees leaning on utility lines.
Duffy said a tree fell on the home of a family on Hunt Farm Road causing significant damage, though no injuries were reported. The family is taking temporary refuge at the South Salem firehouse.
The areas hardest hit by the power outages include Smith Ridge Road with 155, Spring Street with 97, Main Street with 94 and Route 35 with 85.
Duffy said flooding hasnt been a big problem.
We had lowered some of the lakes in advance, he said. Many have damns and we lowered the overall level in places like Lake Truesdale and Lake Kitchawan. So there have been no reports of major flooding, but we are at a saturation point so I wouldnt be surprised if that changes.
Duffy said travel is dangerous now because the roads are slick and covered with leaves and branches.
People should stay safe and stay home and let the utility companies do their work, he said.
The towns firehouses in the hamlets of Vista, Goldens Bridge and South Salem are ready to help out anyone who needs refuge, the supervisor said. They have comfort kits provided by the Westchester County Office of Emergency Management.
Lewisboro officials have set up an operations center at the South Salem Fire Department. Residents can call (914) 763-3151 for more storm-related information.
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