Monday, August 29, 2011

Riverdale after the hurricane (UPDATE: Mudslide photos)

Here are a handful of pictures I took yesterday of Riverdale. Make sure to read this week's Riverdale Review or Bronx Press for the full story of all the damage to the Bronx. That includes a mudslide that's currently affecting the Metro North tracks and possible a Charlotte Bronte house.

The Bronx Borough President's office just informed me that 1900 people are without power in the borough, and most of them are in Riverdale. Con Ed is working on restoring power right now. The BP's office says many of the downed wires are still live, so they can't remove the trees until power is shut off.

BP Ruben Diaz, Jr. will be on NY1's "Inside City Hall" tonight to discuss the hurricane. The show airs at 7 and 10 p.m.  He will also be on BronxTalk at 9 p.m. For more information go to

If you'd like, send us your pictures and we'll post them up on the site. Bronxpolitics[at]gmail[dot]com.

A small amount of flooding along the Henry Hudson Parkway service road
There's a car under that tree!
Told you!
 Jump below for the rest of the pictures.

What hurricane? Soccer practice in Seton Park Sunday morning.

Tennis practice was cancelled though.

This tree was ready to fall onto 232nd Street if it wasn't for this gate.

A man works to break down a fallen tree Sunday morning.

This tree is still there, at 231st and Independence Ave.

The tree took down the telephone pole fairly easily.
Fairly easily.

This is the base of where the tree once was.
I estimated the tree could be five feet in diameter.
The tree topples over an already abandoned house.

Two trees fell from this yard. Luckily, no one was hurt and damage appeared to be limited to the telephone pole.

A car slowly drives through standing water on the Henry Hudson Parkway service road.
For Sale! New sunroof just added! major damage was actually done to the house.
A member of the FDNY explains to a group of curious onlookers the situation on Oxford Ave.

"I parked next to this tree because it looked sturdy." Good news: the car is a rental that his company paid for.
UPDATE: Here are some photos taken today, Monday Aug. 29.
Workers begin clearing up the Fieldston Road.
Some cars fell victim to large trees.
Near Palisade Ave. and 231st St., Con Ed and Cablevision workers begin repairing fallen lines.
Cleanup continues behind the Charlotte Blante villas on the train tracks next to the Hudson River.
Local residents have been forced out their homes for the time being; most of them congregating on the street during the day.
No word on how long the cleanup will take.
Again, check the upcoming issue of the Riverdale Review or Bronx Press for the entire story, and please email us with any photos or videos you may have!

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