Legislator Howard Kopel
Oct. 31, 4:19 p.m.: "I’d urge people to let me know about their specific issues. They should contact me at 571 6207. I specifically checked the drinking water, and it is perfectly safe right now. The county executive asks people not to use too much water."
Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department Chief Joseph Sperber
Oct. 31, 1:12 p.m: "Lawrence and Cedarhurst are disaster areas and our FD resources have been pushed to its limits."
Cedarhurst Trustee Ari Brown:
Oct. 30, 2:27 p.m.: "As always, Mayor Parise slept in Village Hall, manning the phones, there for the residents. Power is out throughout the Village. Residents are advised to stay away for now. LIPA anticipates 3-10 days before restoration."
Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.: "The village crew and Mayor have been working around the clock to clean up the roads — most debris is cleared. LIPA is still doing their "assessment," i.e. Haven't done a thing in our village to restore power — truly shameful. We have been on the phone with LIPA and are pushing them as hard as we can."
Lawrence Trustee Michael Fragin:
Oct. 31, 11:40 a.m.: "This is devastation that we haven’t seen before. There’s a lot of damage. We’ve been out there clearing trees. LIPA crews are out there. The damage and flooding is very significant. A lot of damage to wires. Once power comes back, we can get people’s phone and internet up. Then people can resume normal activities.
"Village Hall is open. Residents can come in to village hall to tell officials what their needs are. We’ll do everything we can to help."
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