Isaias Rips Its Way Through The Berkshires
Lot’s a wind and rain was prevalent in the Berkshire yesterday afternoon as Tropical Storm Isaias made its way through the region. Winds gusting up to nearly 50 mph brought down trees and power lines around Berkshire County. That of course was coupled with flooding in streets, and power outages - some of which are still affecting customers of both Eversource and National Grid.
The Berkshire Eagle reported that according to power outage maps on both utility’s websites, some of the hardest hit areas included Hinsdale, Becket, Lanesborough, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, and New Marlborough.
The Eagle reports that the town of Hinsdale had more than 25 downed trees and many power outages, including a department substation, according to the town’s volunteer fire department. The city of North Adams had reports of downed trees and power lines all over the city, according to the North Adams Fire Department.
Torrential rains brought its share of flooding on street and in some basements, The National Weather Service in Albany reports that in all, the rainfall accumulation for Berkshire County was estimated to be between 1.25 and 1.75 inches.
Isaias is long gone now, but the downed trees and wires remain as evidence that it was here. Now, it is literally the calm after the storm. There is nothing but sunshine and a few patchy clouds in the Wednesday forecast.