North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and staff members were just some of the hundreds who stopped by the Community Center at Schreiber High School Wednesday.
The town supervisor, along with the Office of Emergency Management Director Tom McDonough, were visiting various facilities and providing fuel to local villages—and even U.S. Coast Guard boats.
Kaiman toured the makeshift community center and talked about the status of the town. Plandome Road and all other main roads are now clear, enabling Port Washington residents to take the back roads into Great Neck, rather than via Northern Boulevard.
As for power restoration, Kaiman said that spots near schools will probably see the most improvements first, as these areas are a priority, especially nearing Election Day. However, poll places may be subject to change, he said.
Asked if one area was more affected than others, he said, "Each community has pockets that are really bad," citing Litchfield Road in Port Washington, portions of Great Neck, the Willistons, Great Neck and more.
Those who are concerned about senior citizens in North Hempstead, or senior citizens themselves, can call 311 and speak with a social worker or Project Independence staff, who, if necessary, would check up on seniors when all main roads are open.
In addition, the town will be opening a Point of Distribution (POD) for Meals Ready to Eat and bottled water. Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.