High winds cause property damage and power outages in upstate New York

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ALBANY, New York — High winds have knocked down trees and power lines around upstate New York, damaging some property and causing more than 15,000 utility customers to lose electrical service.

In Selkirk, just south of Albany, the fire department tells local media outlets a tree fell on two mobile homes around 7:30 Sunday morning, crashing through the roof of one of them and injuring a man sleeping in the bedroom. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Utilities report more than 15,000 customers without power across the state, with the highest concentration in the lower Hudson Valley where New York State Electric and Gas reports about 11,000 outages in Putnam and Dutchess counties.

The National Weather Service said winds gusting up to 40 mph were expected to calm down later Sunday.

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