Yesterday’s severe thunderstorms that were forecast to strike the Hudson Valley mostly spared Orange County, but wreaked havoc in other portions of the region.
Storms moved from west to east across portions of Ulster County, barely missing Orange County. The storms intensified as they moved into Dutchess County, where some downed trees were reported. By the time the storms reached Connecticut, they intensified enough to cause numerous downed trees and wires.
A storm that moved through northern New Jersey caused major damage at a school. The Bergenfield High School building was lifted from its foundation and had its roof torn off. According to radar estimates, the storm struck around 5:11pm yesterday. Bleachers, a field goal post, and metal siding were strewn about a field. One minor injury was reported.