Schenectady Storm’s Downtown Destruction [VIDEO]
Was anyone else in Schenectady when we got that storm a few hours ago? Rivers Casino flooded, Mike's Hot Dogs wrecked, power outages- was I the only one that had damage?
I live in Schenectady and all of a sudden the sky went dark and opened up to the biggest storm we've had in a really long time. I knew we were going to get rain but I never expected that! I ran outside in the pouring rain to put away chairs, lock down my outdoor umbrella, and cross my fingers that we'd come out of the storm with power.
It didn't last long but it did have some lasting damage. I went outside and there were pieces of trees down, plants all over my porch, but we didn't even get the worst of it. Apparently, we just missed the line where power was out for thousands of people. Then, I went on Facebook and Downtown apparently was hit even worse that I was.
Mike's Hot Dog, a very well-known foodery Downtown, had their sign taken down by a nearby tree.
Even further Downtown, a video is going around Facebook of Rivers Casino flooding. They have a space in front near the entrance that is partially outside. It looks like water is just pouring everywhere! Can you imagine being on a slot machine with that water coming at you? Did you have any pictures or video of the storm?