The weather gods this week weren't kind to Sullivan County. On Wed. and Thurs., a series of severe thunderstorms swept over the area, dumping by some reports as much as eight inches of rain. On Wednesday, I was glued to the moving radar map at Intellicast, watching lines of red and yellow march like an invading army from SW to NE in a swath from Lake Huntington to Callicoon Center and across to Liberty. Thursdays storms followed largely the same path, throwing a double punch to the same areas.
The hardest hit areas were Jeffersonville and Youngsville, where there was significant flooding — along Panther Creek in Youngsville, and in Jeffersonville, around Main Street, Mill Street and Maple. The Villa Roma Resort also suffered some damage. Luckily, this flood event wasn't as severe as the flooding in 2006, and was far more localized.
Reports from the county are that all roads are open, and NYSEG reports that power has been restored to all but two customers who lost it during the storm.