Multiple Calls from Hurricane Irene

8/28/2011 – It was a busy day for the PFD as hurricane Irene brought high winds and heavy rain to the city. Due to the large storm, the decision was made early in the morning to have all seven (7) stations manned  so they could be utilized as needed to ensure a quick response. The PFD handled multiple calls multiple calls throughout the day which included multiple automatic fire alarms, trees/wires down, pumping out flooded basements and providing fire police at multiple intersections due to power outages. By late afternoon, the worst of the storm passed, and all the stations were released from stand-by. A few calls still came in throughout the evening hours for flooded basements and trees down but were easily handled. Photos are from a few different calls and are from Yorkville Hose Facebook and J. Morgalis