Hurricane Irene updates (updated Mon AM)

cohoes falls 2011-08-28 hurricane irene

The Cohoes Falls late Sunday afternoon.

7:45 am Monday

The NWS reports Irene dropped 4.69 inches of rain on Albany Sunday (yep, a record for the date).

The rain has largely moved through the area -- the big concern now is flooding, though it appears the water won't rise as high as originally expected.

The National Weather Service is predicting moderate along the Mohawk River at Schenectady. That estimate is down from Sunday evening, when record flooding was projected. There's also moderate flooding projected for Cohoes, moderate flooding on the Hudson at Troy, and flooding on the Hudson at Albany.

+ Schenectady police are asking evacuated the Stockade Sunday night. [@TUCapCon]

+ Residents of Green Island were "strongly advised" to evacuate the village. [YNN Facebook]

+ Residents of Cohoes and Colonie near the Mohawk were advised to evacuate. [City of Cohoes]

+ Flooding in Troy along the Hudson and Poestenkill prompted a mandatory evacuate of some streets -- that mandatory ordered has been canceled after new flooding projections. [Troy Facebook] [@TroyMayor]

+ If you're having storm-related problems in the City of Albany call the Storm Command Center at 434-4522.

+ The Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society is open to hold pets for people who are evacuating. [MHRHS Facebook]

A local death

+ The Albany County Sheriff's Office says a New Scotland woman was swept away by the Onesquethaw Creek and died. [TU]

+ A mudslide did "significant damage" to multiple buildings in Troy near the Poestenkill (map). Said a resident of one of the buildings: "My kids were playing their games and all of a sudden I heard a bunch of screaming and then the house just started shaking, the walls started cracking, the windows started, like, tilting - they didn't bust or anything - and the floor started to, like, slide forward." [Troy Record] [CBS6]

Power outages

The wind kicked up again Sunday night, more trees and branches came down, and there were numerous reports on Twitter of new power outages.

National Grid is reporting about 69,000 customers without power in the core Capital Region. That's about 19 percent of customers in the four counties. (That'd down from about 23 percent Sunday night.)

Here is the page to report a power outage -- or call 1-800-867-5222.

Roads closed

There are a bunch of local roads that have been closed or narrowed because of flooding or down trees. You can map them on 511NY. [YNN]

Farther afield

In Schoharie County, the Gilboa Dam experienced "unprecedented" water levels -- but the NYC Department of the Environmental Protection (which manages the dam) says it's holding. The Catskills are in bad shape -- many villages have been deluged. The Watershed Post is all over it.

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Thruway southbound, routes 7 and 2, local roads closed

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Thruway-southbound-routes-7-and-2-local-roads-2144830.php

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