Insurance brokers say full assessment of damages will take long time

Some confusion at polls, but turnout generally strong

Democratic incumbent beats Altchuler by more than 11,000 votes in Congressional rematch
Tim Bishop

Amagansett polling place
A voter, accompanied by two boys, checked in with Board of Elections poll-watchers at the Amagansett Fire House early Tuesday. David E. Rattray

On Thursday, support trailers and tents were set up at the East Hampton Airport to serve as many as 1,000 utility contractors who were due to arrive to work restoring electricity to eastern Long Island. Carrie Ann Salvi

Higher premiums are likely, post Sandy, but policyholders won't need to pay hurricane deductibles
Reports of flooding, downed trees, and damage caused by wind -- such as trees falling on houses or cars -- comprise the vast majority of calls to local insurance agencies. Jackie Lowey

Police at Georgica Beach near where the body of Edith Wright was found on Tuesday morning Hampton Pix

Only twisted debris remained Tuesday at one of Ronald Lauder’s Wainscott houses. The white bags had been placed to stave off ongoing erosion. Marian Lindberg

Bishop and Altschuler campaigns each predict victories on Tuesday
Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler Durell Godfrey, Morgan McGivern