Update: As of 12:30 p.m. Long Island Power Authority is reporting that crews are working to restore power to 618 homes in Sands Point. Power should be restored to 76 homes in Port Washington North by 3 p.m. LIPA crews are assessing other areas in Port Washington, where there are 71 outages.
Severe weather overnight knocked out power to much of Long Island, with the Town of North Hempstead seeing its effects in the form of widespread power outages.
The Long Island Power Authority reports more than 2,5000 customers were without power townwide as of 8:15 a.m. Thursday, including 628 in Sands Point, 78 in Port Washington and another 45 in Plandome. Two elementary schools are having delayed openings because of the outages.
The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 mph, which could bring down tree limbs or whole trees.
A high wind advisory is in effect for northern Nassau County through 6 p.m. Thursday.