Residents deal with the aftermath of the storm in Coxsackie
COXSACKIE, NY (NEWS10) – Loose branches, fallen wires and uprooted trees were scattered across Coxsackie after Wednesday’s storm. The state of emergency in Coxsackie was lifted Thursday evening. However, cleanup efforts are continuing. Neighbors and crews spent their Thursday cleaning up the mess.
“We estimated around 100 large trees that were felled in the village. We had a lot of calls for the fire department and really sections of the village were completely closed. It was difficult for anyone to get around, ”Coxsackie Mayor Mark Evans said.
“It was raining inside my house – I got nervous,” says Denise Warren, Coxsackie resident. “When I got here it was like a war zone,” says Denise’s neighbor, Mike Pollard. Denise and Mike were out of town when the storm hit. But now they’re here, going through the aftermath. “My sailboat overturned and dented. The pool fence… the roof but the solo cut was still there… ”said Denise.
Denise’s dog, Natalie, is tied to Denise’s hip. During Wednesday’s storm, Natalie was terrified of all the loud noises. Denise slept in the car with Natalie hoping it would calm the puppy down. “It’s in an enclosed space, it’s a safe place … *Did it work?* It did, it did – we slept a little… ”Denise is staying at the hotel Thursday night, hoping to get some better rest.
Mike works with The Davey Tree Expert in Latham. He doesn’t normally do business in Coxsackie, but when he saw the mess he wanted to help a neighbor. On Friday, a crew brings a crane to help clean up the debris. “We have found a solution and it is good,” said Mike. “I am very grateful to such a nice neighbor,” said Denise.
Denise was grateful that no one was hurt, everything else is replaceable.