continued Bucky Hayes, fire police captain for the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, said the bridge by the Lake Placid ski jumps had been moved 8 or 9 inches by the storm. According to the mayor, for the first time ever, so far as he was aware, water had gone over the bridge.
Francesca Casaregola, of Albany, said she was staying at the Pines Inn of Lake Placid, where the power went out four times, the night of Aug. 28. The owner knocked on everyone’s door to make sure everyone was all right, started a fire to provide lumination, and distributed wine.
“It was fun,” Casaregola said the next morning. “Hopefully when we go back to Albany today the roads aren’t closed.”
Pirouz Agharokh, of Ottawa, Canada, said his family’s stay at the Crown Plaza in Lake Placid was less pleasant.
“The power went out,” Agharokh said. “The hot tub went down. The pool temperature went down…Water was coming in from the air conditioning system. It was leaking from the window.”
J.P. Brody, of Seattle, Wash., said the storm had affected his plans.
“It’s kept us sitting in town drinking lattes,” Brody said. “We were going to look around here for trails to hike. Then we were told some of the roads were closed to get to the trails.”
Pnina and Saul Powell, of Long Island, said they had to take an unanticipated route to Lake Placid due to the storm.
“We wounded up going about 150 miles out of our way to get in here because all the roads are blocked off,” Saul said.
A representative from the State Police in Ray Brook said Aug. 29 no one from the organization was available to speak with Denton Publications as the police were too busy.
DEC assessing damage
Department of Environmental Conservation spokesperson David Winchell said the agency had been involved in evacuating residents in Keene left stranded by flooding of the East Branch of the AuSable River, in addition to helping other communities.