My DD Kelly took these pictures of the Hudson River during Tropical Storm at Rhinecliff, NY at 1pm Sunday, Aug 29. The cement near where she's standing is USUALLY about 4-5 feet ABOVE the river, depending on the tide.
The second picture shows waves breaking on the shore - almost like waves breaking on a beach.
The third picture shows the Kingston Lighthouse on the other side of the river. It sticks out into the river - behind it there is a sheltered harbor that goes quite a way inland. The last couple of days before the storm, Kelly saw a lot of small boats heading in there. It is too shallow for large boats. Larger boats were heading farther north upriver.
Kelly near the edge of river
Kingston Lighthouse on far shore