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Kaiman: Post-Sandy Update

Nearly 30,000 North Hempstead residents remain without power.

Supervisor Jon Kaiman sent the following Reverse 311 message to all Town of North Hempstead residents with working landlines Monday evening. 

As the temperature drops, we remain concerned about those who are still without power and heat. While the Town has no control over the power restoration process, we continue to respond to the problems that come with having thousands of residents without power. We are advised by the utility that approximately 30,000 utility customers remain without power in the Town of North Hempstead.

If you know of an elderly resident who may benefit from our Project Independence staff knocking on their door and offering assistance and comfort, please call 311 with their name and we will have someone go to them as soon as we can.

The Town comfort stations remain open at the Westbury Community Center, Tully Pool in New Hyde Park and Harbor Links in Port Washington where residents can take a warm shower, charge your electronics and have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Tomorrow we are opening two new comfort stations, although they will not have shower capabilities, in Town Hall in Manhasset and the Great Neck Arts Center in Great Neck. There is also a community based comfort station in Port Washington at the Landmark on Main Street. Call 311 for hours of operations or directions to any of these facilities.

The PODs, or Points of Distribution, remain open in New Hyde Park, Westbury, Great Neck, and Port Washington if you need water or ready made meals. 

If you need a place to temporarily shelter your pet you may bring it to the North Hempstead Animal Shelter. You should also call us if you want to report a lost pet. I am happy to announce that we have already reunited two lost pets with their owners so far today. 

I would also like to remind everyone that tomorrow is Election Day. Polling places open at 6 a.m. and you may vote at your regular polling place. If you are not sure where your polling place is, you may call 311 for polling place locations and directions.

Finally, the 311 call center remains open for any calls or questions. I also encourage you to visit North Hempstead’s web site and facebook page for additional updates. Thank you.

Steven Adler November 06, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Get volunteers and go out door to door. Many seniors are too cold and scared to go out. It is eight days and most of our peninsula is without power. John Kaiman get off your assistance and go out on the streets. Stop issuing edicts from your desk chair!
Dellavecchia Property Maintenance & Lawn Care November 06, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I agree with you Steven. I think that all the real heros are no longer with us, or have moved away from port ,or are too elderly to volunteer..... It is time for some new heros to step up to the plate and help out.....Surely there must be some there..??? Joe.
Mary November 06, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I am so tired of Jon Kaiman's photo ops. Please Patch, find the real heros (and there are many of them) and post some of those photos. If Kaiman goes to LIPA he will get a $300,000 a year salary and only make things worse. Look what he did to the ToNH building department.
matteo November 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Mary is absolutley correct. God forbid that Kaiman does for LIPA what he did to the Town Building Dept. LIPA needs serious infrastructure changes and improvements, otherwise we'll lose power whenever the winds hit 60 mph, it's ridiculous.
Kathleen McDermott November 06, 2012 at 02:48 PM
There are numerous reports of LIPA turning down help from non union workers. Gracious people who have traveled to the Island for no other reason but to help. Please expose the truth. Port Washington is mostly out of power. Businesses were given high priority and now up and running. It has been DAYS since a utility truck has been seen. If LIPA or LIPA union workers on their own are not delegating tasks to those who came to help is true....this needs to be exposed! You can't get a small portion of a town up and running...and then walk away. Young single mothers with small children, the elderly....everyone needs help. There are trees still down. Power Lines still down. Storms are coming and it will only get worse. Investigae LIPA. Let the truth be heard...whether the news be good or bad. Let the truth be heard. Please...for all humanity....please.
Mary November 06, 2012 at 03:11 PM
The North Shore Alert system was sure to distance the politicians from LIPA on this mornings announcement. Real Slick! The politicians MUST take responsibility. Get in there and fight for your constituents. Kaiman wants a job at LIPA - He must have some pull.
Rob MacGilvray November 06, 2012 at 03:20 PM
couldn't agree more Kathleen..haven't seen one LIPA truck in Port Washington..not one
mitchell schultz November 06, 2012 at 03:59 PM
It would appear those who suggested global warming will mean more storms and more severe storms are correct. It also appears nothing will be done to reverse global warming in the near future, so the best we can hope for is measures to help cope with severe storms. I suggest that LIPA, Verizon and Cablevison work together on a 20 year plan to bury all major transmission lines. I realize it is more difficult to repair underground lines, but we should have less issues to repair. Until then I suggest we eliminate the tree trimming program and replace it with a tree removal program for all major transmission lines. This might be less beautiful, but probably safer. As it is the trees along Searingtown Road by Christopher Morley park look more strange than beautiful.
Mary November 06, 2012 at 07:21 PM
If Kaiman gets picked up by LIPA they will pay him $300,000!!! LIPA execs making too much money and not doing enough for us. BURY THOSE LINES!!!!! Port Washington is due for new sidewalks in 2013. Bury the lines when you rip up the sidewalks, even if you don't attach them yet. Start getting them in place.
NH Taxed December 02, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Kaiman is an inept political hack , nothing more ,do not expect anything from this guy except corruption and mayhem , just look at the building department six years after he claims to have "fixed". it

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