SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thousands of Oswego County households were left in the dark without electricity Monday after strong winds blew down trees and power lines.
Emergency Management Coordinator Renee Fox said that throughout the day, as National Grid worked to restore power in one area, the power would go out in another. As a result, as many as 5,600 households were without electricity at one time.
Despite these circumstances, Fox explained that power has been their only serious issue stating that from what she has seen, it’s mostly power outages.
Fox also stated that calls have been coming in all day, mainly from the Oswego lakeshore area, Oswego city, and the Pulaski Sandy Creek Area. A majority of calls today have reported power outages.
“Trees down on power lines, power lines coming down, transformers coming down, in some instances pools breaking,” Fox elaborated.
In regards to damages and flooding– the department has been on continuous watch, leaving emergency crews on the case.
“Our emergency crews have been working really, really well. They’re very busy, but they’re handling the situation,” Fox said.
According to Oswego County’s Sheriff, Don Hilton, the county was well prepared for this harsh weather and fortunately haven’t had to respond to anything beyond power outages.
“As far as snow and wind damage, it wasn’t nearly as bad as we’d been told to expect, so we’re fortunate with that,” he said.
The high wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Monday evening.