MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tuesday’s storm dumped more than three inches of rain on White Plains.
The rain petty much stopped in the mid afternoon, which was a relief after a messy morning caused problems on the parkways and forced the cancellation of in-person classes at Westchester Community College, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
Torrents of rainwater followed the path of least resistance to storm drains that couldn’t quite keep up with the downpour.
In Mamaroneck on the Sound Shore, the river that shares a name with the town and village rose precipitously, but stayed within its banks, unlike early September when the remnants of Hurricane Ida hammered the area.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Soaking Tri-State Area
Aiello has been covering flood problems in Mamaroneck since 1999, but when he came to the spot 53 days ago he saw something he’d never seen before — a massive shipping container wedged under a bridge near the train station.
That mess was very much on the mind of resident Viola Dunne on Tuesday as she left her car in a riverfront parking lot.
“I have to go into the office today and that parking lot is so close to the river. I wonder if it will overflow,” Dunne said.
The village had barricades at the ready, but the usual spots that flood mostly stayed passable.MORE NEWS: Storm Watch: Flood Safety Tips, Power Outage Links & More