Following record rainfall last week, flood warning in effect


MIDDLETOWN – A flood watch is in effect for late today and overnight into Thursday and that is on top of record rainfall that knocked out power, downed trees and caused massive flooding in parts of the Hudson Valley last week.

Middletown Public Works Commissioner Jacob Tawil said the systems prevented major problems in that city.

“It was one of the heaviest rains we had since Irene and Lee. We had 7.8 inches of rain in about 20 hours, which is quite a bit. The good news is all of the infrastructure reinforcement that we did for our drainage system has worked,” he said.

Those improvements prevented areas of the city that would flood before, were saved from a deluge of rain, Tawil said.

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