Recent Stories: Sandy

November 2, 2012
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Press release:

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND: FALLEN TREES AND BRANCHES GREATLY SLOWING POWER RESTORATION EFFORTS – ANNOUNCE EXPERT FEDERAL TEAMS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP CLEAR ROADS AND POWER TRANSMISSION LINES

Hurricane Sandy Caused Downed Trees and Broken Limbs Throughout Local Roadways, and Debris Are Hindering Power Restoration Efforts

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Expert Federal Teams Will Arrive Shortly to Begin Removing Debris Preventing Power From Being Restored - $10 Million in Federal Aid Slated for New York Debris Removal

November 2, 2012
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Press release:

PATCHOGUE -- The gasoline distribution infrastructure temporarily disrupted by Super Storm Sandy is coming back on-line, and Long Islanders can expect relief from the gas shortage situation beginning today, Congressman Tim Bishop announced. The shortage has resulted from a number of factors including the temporary closure of the Port of New York to tanker and barge traffic during and after the storm.

November 2, 2012
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Press release:

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce is assisting with the collection of donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy living in Long Beach, many of whom have lost their homes and/or belongings. As the winter approaches, we are collecting gently used cold weather clothing for adults and children: winter coats, sweaters, and shoes of all sizes. Immediate needs are non-perishable food items, garbage bags, rubber gloves and baby wipes.

David E. Rattray
October 31, 2012
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All three of the East Hampton public schools and the Springs School will be closed this week and are expected to reopen on Monday, according to Bridget LeRoy, a district representative. Ms. LeRoy said that due to downed wires and blocked roads, getting students and staff to the respective campuses would be too dangerous.

An East Hampton High School staging of "Pygmalion," which was to have been performed this weekend will be rescheduled.
 

October 31, 2012
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East Hampton's First Presbyterian Church, Monday afternoon
Craig Macnaughton (posted Oct. 30, 8:20 p.m.)

 

David E. Rattray
October 28, 2012
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The National Weather Service as of about noon Sunday issued a hurricane-force wind warning for coastal Long Island. The warning is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday morning.

Sunday afternoon's northeast wind is forecast to increase to 50 knots tonight and become east with gusts to 65 knots, minimal category-1 strength, on Monday.


 

October 28, 2012
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Press Release:

David E. Rattray
October 27, 2012
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Overnight, there were two positive developments regarding Sandy, at least as far as eastern Long Island was concerned. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center downgraded the system's maximum sustained winds to 75 miles per hour predicted for the early morning on Monday. Also, the storm's center's potential path continued to remain west of this area.

October 26, 2012
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Press Release:

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York in Preparation for Potential Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy May Hit New York State this Weekend


Albany, NY (October 26, 2012)

October 26, 2012
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Press Release:

David E. Rattray
October 26, 2012
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A remarkably detailed PDF of storm surge potential for all of Long Island is available at a Stony Brook University Web page maintained by Scott A. Mandia, a professor of physical sciences. A section of the PDF file is reproduced below.

David E. Rattray
October 26, 2012

Suffolk Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco was among the first Long Island officials to issue a warning that residents should begin to perpare for Hurricane Sandy's impact on the region sometime Monday. 

The release follows:

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco today encouraged families and individuals to prepare for a large potential storm heading toward the northeast.

David E. Rattray
October 26, 2012
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While the predicted path of Hurricane Sandy appears to favor a landfall along the New Jersey or Maryland coast at this point, heavy surf associated with this large storm will pound south and east-facing beaches on eastern Long Island beginning late Sunday.

Graphics from the United States Naval Observatory Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center now predict offshore wave heights in excess of 30 feet on Sunday afternoon. (Below)

David E. Rattray
October 25, 2012
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Thursday afternoon's forecast and advisory from the National Hurricane Center put the path of Hurricane Sandy centering on the New Jersey coast late Monday or early Tuesday -- with Long Island very much in the area of possible landfall. It is still very early, but the outlook should be one of ca