(Updated: March 14, 2010: 3:00 pm) A nor’easter slammed into the Sound Shore area on Saturday, March 13, bringing with it wild winds and a raging sea. Area homeowners braced for flooding and hoped for the best as the National Weather Service predicted high winds to continue through the weekend.
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E-mail and telephone messages from the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont police urged residents to stay home on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, due to high winds and fallen electrical wires, trees and tree limbs.
A later message, provided updates on what the municipalities and Co-Edison crews were doing to remove fallen trees and get power restored to the many homes that were still in the dark. Foley’s Hardware on the Boston Post Road in Larchmont Village was running a generator on Sunday, having lost power at 5:04 pm, Saturday when the transmitter on Monroe Avenue went down.
“I saw it arc twice and then big plumes of smoke came out [of the transmittor],” reported Paul Treacy, a long-time Foley employee. “After the third time, that was it – the power went out.” He reported Foley was “selling a lot of candles, flashlights, sump pumps, extension cords, wet/dry vacs – and batteries like crazy, they’re pretty much gone.”
The Gazette and readers Don Sutherland, Marilyn Goerler and Stacey Ewald braved the storm to photograph the maelstrom and its aftermath on Saturday and Sunday. Click on the icon in the lower right to see the photos full-screen.