Sandy batters Baldwin

Fire, flickering power, transformer trouble early signs of storm's effect


With Hurricane Sandy yet to truly reach Baldwin, scattered reports are already trickling in about her effects.

Various areas reported flooding early in the day, trees were down across the hamlet, including one, on Grimm Place, which fell across a whole street. Many residents reported flickering power, and brief power outages, but so far those problems seem to have been resolved.

Theresa Park, a Baldwin resident, told the Herald things were quiet in her home, but said she was aware of problems in the surrounding area. "We heard fire engines around 9:30 a.m.", Park reported. "And there was a transformer fire on Stanton last night."

The sirens Park overheard were likely from Lenox Road, where the Baldwin Fire Department battled and controlled a house fire around 10 a.m.

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