Isaias’ effects just a ’regular thunderstorm’ for Town of Palm Beach

Isaias’ effects just a ’regular thunderstorm’ for Town of Palm Beach

About 500 residents were without power for a short while, but a blown transformer and a downed power line appear to be the major effect of Tropical Storm Isaias as it passed off the coast of the Town of Palm Beach. Other than a blown transformer, Tropical Storm Isaias had no major effect on the Town of Palm Beach, according to Town Manager Kirk Blouin. Speaking to the Daily News as the storm continued its trek northward on Sunday, Blouin said the town had gotten minimal wind and 1.5 inches of rain from the storm "but it was just like a regular thunderstorm in South Florida and that had a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain." The blown transformer, also not unheard of during a thunderstorm, left about 500 customers in the area of Sunrise Avenue without power, but Florida Power & Light crews were quickly on the scene and service was restored by noon, Blouin said. A Daily News photographer also saw a broken power line on North County Road. There was no flooding and by noon workers were picking up palm fronds, Blouin said, adding that the town "will be back to normal by the end of the day." The town took its usual preparations as the storm approached, including storm-hardening town facilities and working with contractors to make sure their job sites are buttoned down. It also closed the public and privately owned beaches on Saturday and Sunday. Blouin noted that the threat of the storm had been minimal and there ...
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