Hurricane Sandy Updates, Thursday

Look for updates from officials here as they come in and links to our coverage.

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."

Helpful information:

  • How Long Will Food Last in the Fridge if You Lose Power?
  • Tips to Extend Cell Phone Battery Life in Case of Power Loss
  • UPDATE: Thousands Without Power in the Five Towns
  • What Five Towns Businesses Are Confirmed Open?
  • FEMA Aid Available to Residents Impacted by Sandy
  • Cuomo: Homeowners Will Not Pay Hurricane Deductibles
  • Hot Showers Available at Woodmere Middle School


  • Mold Risk for Flooded Areas
  • Mangano Issues Conserve Water Order
  • American Water Asks Customers to Conserve Water after Hurricane Sandy
  • UPDATED: LIRR Back With Limited Service
  • LIPA: Extra Crews Arrive as 850K Wait for Power
  • State Parks Closed Across Long Island

Photo galleries:

  • WATCH: Branch Boulevard Closed After Road Collapses
  • Hewlett Harbor Post-Hurricane Sandy

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Bojames November 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Maybe drivers on Peninsula Blvd can slow down at intersections without lights and treat as four way stop.They just zoom on by as if no lights gave them right of way.....not bright.


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