- LIPA update: Large portions of the peninsula remain without power—as do many other areas of the Island. I would like to take just a moment to share with you a little more color on what we know about the restoration. As you may be aware, neither this office nor the mayors nor the town control what LIPA works on, their access to resources, and their prioritizations. Many of you are cold and frustrated that you see few or no linemen. LIPA has told us directly, this morning, that they have over 150 workers in our area today. Based on our information that is equal to or exceeds other similar areas. I just want to pass on to you that your mayors, the town, and we have been pressing, hounding, and pushing LIPA in every way we can to accelerate restoration. They still project 90% by tomorrow night. We hope so. And while it won’t keep you warmer today, please know that the leadership of this community is pressing every button and pulling every lever they know to help you.
- It has been confirmed that voting will be held at originally scheduled locations.
- Very good news for residents who have insurance claims: NYS has advised insurers that Sandy was not a hurricane when it hit NY and therefore they should not reduce claims by the larger “named storm” deductibles.
- A home was destroyed by fire last night in Flower Hill due to an accumulation of leaves on the generator. You may wish to check yours.
- Forecasts for Wednesday and Wednesday night are now for winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 70mph.
- The PWMOEM Recovery Center, at the Landmark on Main Street, will be open all day with extended hours till 11pm for election coverage. If you are cold and need a place to go, with some hot food and some company, please come. You will be welcomed.
- North Shore University Hospital is requesting blood donations. Their telephone is 562-4204
- Lastly and as a reminder. Please check on elderly or infirmed neighbors who may not be getting these alerts. They may need your help! The shelter at Nassau Community College is open.