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Winter heating costs on the rise. What to do if you cannot afford to heat your home.

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Local leaders are worried the number of Mid-Hudson residents having trouble heating their homes will skyrocket this winter as the pandemic socks the economy and heating costs remain high.

So, county officials and local poverty experts are touting various resources including the Home Energy Assistance Program known as HEAP – government aid to help low-income locals cover heating costs.

Compared with last year, they think the local recipient totals for HEAP, which helps nearly 100,000 Hudson Valley residents, could rise sharply during the pandemic.

Altogether, in 2019 benefits for HEAP, a state-funded, county-administered program, helped 34,738 in Westchester County, 16,275 in Orange County, 14,574 in Rockland County, 12,063 in Ulster County, 11,901 in Dutchess County, 6,256 in Sullivan County and 1,543 in Putnam County, according to the state.

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More than 3,700 without power after high winds in mid-Hudson Valley

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More than 3,700 mid-Hudson Valley homes are without power after a storm that includes wind gusts of up to 50 mph swept through the area around 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

Meteorologist Kevin Lipton of the National Weather Service at Albany said the Hudson Valley suffered minimal damage, with the storm concentrated in the Albany region.

Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. said its crews will be working through the night to restore power to customers. The company said some customers may not see restoration until Thursday.

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Northern Lights May Be Visible Over New York This Week

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New Yorkers have a number of chances to see the northern lights from the comfort of home.

Matt Robinson, a photographer and astronomer from the UK living in Norway, shared a video of the northern lights “dancing” in Norway and says the lights are headed to the United States.

Daily Weather Forecast For Fishkill

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Whatever the weather is, News Break wants you to start every day ready for what Mother Nature has in store. If you’re looking at rain, make sure to find your umbrellas, rain coats and rain boots now and don’t leave any windows open before leaving for the day. If you’re looking at four days of sun, you’re going to want your flip flops and sunglasses as close to the door as possible.

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Weekend Storm Will Follow Return Of More Seasonable Temperatures

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Though it’s too early to predict potential accumulation totals, the time frame for the storm is Saturday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 26.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 will be sunny with a high temperature in the mid to upper 30s with wind-chill values between 20 and 3 degrees.

Milder air arrives for Thursday, Jan. 23, which will be mostly cloudy with a high temperature in the mid 40s and wind-chill values between 25 and 35 degrees.

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New Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For The Hudson Valley

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Snow and 40 mph winds are not a great combination for commuters. See the latest forecast.

Snow showers are falling in communities across the Hudson Valley as the National Weather Service adds to its advisories about Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. The NWS warned that some of the snow may come as squalls which could produce brief significant reductions in visibility, higher winds than forecast, and a quick coating of snow, making for potentially hazardous travel conditions. Read More in

Check Out These Stunning Photos of the Season’s First Snowfall

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Bust out your shovels, Hudson Valley! Snow is officially here. Our area saw its first real snowfall of the season over Thanksgiving weekend and, depending on where you live, you probably witnessed anywhere from six to upward of 12 inches. As the white stuff continues to stick to our yards (and cars), we decided to browse through Instagram to round up the region’s top winter wonderland photos. We not only encourage you to browse through, but also tell us how you feel about seeing more snow in our poll below! Read More in

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