High Powered Winds Take Out Power On Mother’s Day

May 9, 2010 Updated: May 10, 2010

The state of New York was hit with strong winds Sunday causing temporary power loss for many including families involved in Mother’s Day activities.

The winds left 12,000 people without power Saturday but a quick response from electrical companies had the documented number of outages down to 1,400 by Mother’s Day. The winds that caused the power outages also brought in a rigid cold front.

The winds were over 30 mph with gusts that pushed past 50 mph. The National Weather Service kept a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday evening. The strong winds coupled with the unseasonably low temperatures put a damper on many outdoor celebrations.

The phone lines were lit up with 311 calls for city workers with reports of fallen tree branches and banging scaffolding. More than 2000 calls came in Sunday complaining of fallen trees, loss of power as well as dangerous conditions for street travel, reported the New York Daily News. There were no reports of injuries as a result of the winds.