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Updated Road Closures and Power Outages from Tropical Storm Irene

As of 10:40am, National Grid is reporting that Warren and Saratoga Counties are still seeing large numbers of people without power.  In Warren County, 17,490 houses are without power, in Saratoga County 21,000 homes are in the dark with Schenectady (24,000) and Albany (22,000) counties still in the dark too. In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, we also see several road closures.

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Tropical Storm Irene – The Latest Information

We are certainly seeing the impacts of Irene already today and there is more rain expected as the day continues. If you are concerned about power outages, National Grid has a site with an outage map. Local officials are suggesting you stay home to avoid the danger of downed trees, power lines, and flooding. Be safe! Email us your photos of damage - downed trees, flooding, etc. Many counties in our coverage area are under a Flash Flood Warning, a Flash Flood Watch, and the entire broadcast area is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Stay tuned to the radio and also download our app radioPup for your smartphone to keep up to date. Updated information after the jump.

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Mudslide In Troy – Homes Destroyed

A mudslide on Brunswick Avenue occurred not long ago and destroyed multiple homes there.

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Follow Our Albany Area Coverage of Irene

We've been working very hard to make sure to keep you informed with as much accurate and up-to-date information as we possibly can. If you have any photos of storm damage, flooding, or anything related to Irene you'd like to share with us please email them our w

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WGNA Asks Listeners to Help Their Neighbors Affected by Hurricane Irene

We will be collecting money for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York to support relief efforts for the Albany area residents affected by Hurricane Irene.  On Monday, August 29th (tomorrow) WGNA, Q103, 105.7 Crush FM and 104.5 The Team will be at the Crossgates Mall overflow parking lot (across from JC Penny and Old Navy entrance) from 6am to 10am.

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New York City Hit By Hurricane Irene
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Hoosic River Flooding Shot From Rt. 22 in Hoosick [VIDEO]

The rain is starting to let up and move north of the Albany area. 

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New York City Hit By Hurricane Irene
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WGNA Listener Update on Tropical Storm Irene Part 3

As Tropical Storm Irene winds down, many people are starting to see the real dangers of flooding and power outages.  This is the lastest update from WGNA listeners about how the storm is impacting their lives here in the Capital Region of New York. These Facebook posts were all reported at approximately 2:50pm on August, 28, 2011.  According to Saratoga Casino's website, the casino is open for hot food and fun, for people not affected by the storm.

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Video of Deerfield River in Jacksonville, Vermont [VIDEO]

A listener sent this video of the Deerfield River in Jacksonville, Vermont.

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You Might Be A Hurricane, If Your Name Is -

If your name is Irene, you're probably ready to change your name!  Are you curious if they will ever name a Hurricane or Tropical Storm after you? Well, to help you prepare for the jokes, The National Hurricane Center already has the names listed for the storms of 2011 and 2012.

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WGNA Listener Update on Tropical Storm Irene Part 2

WGNA listeners are providing us with updates on how Tropical Storm Irene is affecting parts of the Capital Region of New York State.  These Facebook updates were received at approximately 10:20am on August 28, 2011. Remember, if for some reason you can't pick us up on your FM radio, you can download our FREE mobile app through Radiopup at the Itunes store and Droid Market.

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Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images News
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WGNA Listener Update on Tropical Storm Irene

WGNA Listeners provide us with an update on how Tropical Storm Irene is affecting the Capital Region of New York State.  These reports were all posted on Facebook at approximately 10:05am on August 28, 2011.

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Several Warnings for The Albany Area Due To Hurricane Irene

We're doing our best at WGNA to keep you safe during the "storm." There have been emergencies posted for several parts of the Albany area.

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