Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast causing a lot of damage from flooding to power outages to downed trees. Here is an update of power outages, school closings and non-emergency contact information.
A state of emergency still remains in effect for Town of Southampton. The town urges no unnecessary road travel due to multiple reports of road debris, downed trees/telephone poles, downed electrical wires, and non operational traffic lights making travel extremely hazardous. According to the Town of Southampton
crews and Town Highway workers are continuing to clear town roads of downed trees and other debris.
Dune Road has opened to business owners only at the time being with 4WD Vehicles and
in Bridgehampton is open to property owners at the time being with 4WD vehicles.
The Hampton Bays High Shelter is closing down while the Riverhead High School Shelter, the East Hampton High School Shelter and the Eastern Campus - Suffolk Community College Shelter are closed. The Eastport South Manor High School located at 543 Moriches Middle Island Road in Manorville
(631-334-6511) is still open for residents requiring shelter needs.
More than 658,312 LIPA customers on Long Island remain without power due to Hurricane Sandy and 256,736 of them are Suffolk County residents. LIPA is updating their map of reported outages every 15 minutes. For more information visit:www.lipower.com
. To report a power outage call 800-490-0075, 631-755-6900 or text OUT to 695472.
Many schools have lost power due to Hurricane Sandy and will remain closed on Friday, November 2. Closings include the Southampton School district, the East Hampton School District, the Montauk Public School and the Wainscott Common School District. The Bridgehampton School district is open. The Hampton Bays School District is closed and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Hampton Bays Middle School will be open for Hampton Bays residents to have a hot shower and meal. The showers are private and you will need to bring your own towel and soap. Soup will be served beginning at 11 a.m.
The Nassau non-emergency hotline is 1-888-684-4274. The Suffolk non-emergency hotline is 631-852-COPS. The Huntington non-emergency hotline is 631-271-6573. The Southampton Town Emergency Operations Center hotline is 631-728-3030.
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