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Clarkstown supervisor: More than 4,000 residents lost power during Christmas storm

What was supposed to be a celebration of Christmas ended in devastation for some Rockland County residents after the Christmas storm left them without shelter.

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2020, 9:13 PM

Updated 1,274 days ago

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What was supposed to be a celebration of Christmas ended in devastation for some Rockland County residents after the Christmas storm left them without shelter.
Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann tells News 12 that more than 4,000 residents were without power during the storm, and as of Saturday the number stands at about 600.
The storm, which packed high winds and heavy downpours, caused significant damage to both residences and roadways as it passed through late Christmas Eve into Christmas morning. As a result, trees and debris were scattered on the roads and many were left without power.
The town of Clarkstown opened the Zuckor Community Center Saturday where residents can come in and charge their phones, sleep and stay warm from the cold weather.
The Clarkstown Highway Department and various members of the emergency management team say that they're hoping to get the power on by 11 p.m.


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