Utilities officials say customers could get their power back on any time between Wednesday and Saturday.
Association President Vincent Doyle says volunteer lawyers will be available to answer questions about insurance, property disputes, landlord-tenant matters and general legal issues.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Irene caused significant damage to the state’s agriculture. He said there is already $45 million in damage to farms in the state.
Tropical Storm Irene dumped barrels of water on Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester counties, knocking out power, flooding roads and even causing injuries and one fatality.
The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry officially opened its doors Wednesday to assist those who need help buying food for their pets.
A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they can no longer afford to feed them.