Luckily the only damage Irene inflicted upon the Knoll as she punched us in the face on Saturday and Sunday was a few fallen trees, some leaky rooms---and the Centennial banner that had till now graced our tower. This latter blew up on our roof. Whether it will be re-hung to finish out 2011 remains to be seen.
Locally, traffic lights are still out in some parts of Ossining, notably where Camp Woods Road meets Route 133 on the way to Chilmark. That intersection has been bifurcated by traffic cones and tape to discourage through-traffic twixt Chilmark and here and forcing cars up or down Route 133.
The 9A South exit toward Briarcliff Manor is closed until the 2' deep x 20' wide trench caused by the ramp's collapse can be repaired.
Elmsford took the worst hit with massive flooding that has yet to subside.
As expected, all local highways with River or Brook in their names turned into them making Monday's commute a nightmare for many. Metro North had to literally dig out tracks from mudslides before it could resume limited Sunday scheduling today.
Fr. Stephen Taluja posted via Facebook that the electricity went out Saturday night where he is helping out at a parish in Garden City on the Island. As of Monday morning he was still without power and was able to re-charge his cell phone at a local Starbucks.
Haitian Day, cancelled because of the impending storm, has been rescheduled for this Saturday, sans tents. Pray that puffy clouds shelter the expected 550+ participants from the heat of the sun as they will still dine al fresco.
Kudos to all who heeded the warnings and prayers for those who suffered loss of loved ones and property.