Southern Tier Escapes Sandy’s Worst
Superstorm Sandy has devastated many areas along the Eastern Seaboard and Mid-Atlantic over the past 24 hours. For the most part, the Southern Tier was unscathed. There have been no reports of any major damage in our area.
One death in our area was blamed on Hurricane Sandy. An 8-year-old boy was killed in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania when a tree limb fell on him.
Power outages were the most common issue in the Twin Tiers yesterday afternoon into this morning. At one point there were thousands of homes without power in the Southern Tier. As of noontime today, there are less than 500 people without power in Broome, Tioga, and Chenango counties.
Sandy continues to move slowly across Pennsylvania and it will take another two days before she leaves the Northeast. Rain will continue today and linger into Wednesday as well. No flooding issues are expected.
The winds will begin to diminish this afternoon but frequent strong gusts may last for a few more days.
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