HACKENSACK, N.J. — Tropical Storm Isaias came and went Tuesday, but left a mess of a number of Hackensack’s residential streets.
At around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Fire Department Captain Derevyanik went live on Spring Valley Avenue, Cedar and Louis and Willow Avenues on Facebook Live to show the damage the storm caused, which originated in Florida’s northern coast and made landfall in the Carolinas Monday night.
“Just because the storm is gone, doesn’t mean the danger is gone,” said Derevyanik in the video posted to the Fire Department’s Facebook page. “Police just witnessed another tree fall onto a house causing moderate damage.”
Bergen County began to feel the effects of Isaias on Tuesday at around noon with bouts of rain and some thunder before rough gusts of wind picked up throughout the remainder of the afternoon and tapered off by 5 p.m. The wind gusts caused multiple downed wires and large trees. Parts of streets with felled trees were blocked off with caution tape as DPW crews commenced cleanup efforts.
After 11 a.m. Wednesday, it was reported that live wires were down at 343 South River Street. Residents are asked to stay away from downed wires and to call 911 if they smell or see smoke.
Police Captain Darrin DeWitt said there were relatively few power outages that resulted from Tuesday afternoon’s storm and affected individual homes and were not widespread. While certain streets were blocked off for clean-up, main roads are open and traffic is flowing well in the city, DeWitt said.
Derevyanik said PSE&G crews are working to restore power around Bergen County. To report an outage, call 1-800-436-7734 or visit pseg.com/outagemap for updates.