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Winds toppled trees and downed power lines, and coastal flooding reached apparently unprecedented levels even before Sandy made landfall on Monday afternoon, knocking out power to much of the area.
    To tackle what the Long Island Power Authority called an “unprecedented disaster in the Northeast” resulting in power outages to more than 900,000 customers Island-wide, a 5,000-strong force is working around the...
As of last Thursday, more than $4.2 million has been poured into the race by outside groups — $2.9 million to benefit Mr. Altschuler; $1.3 for Representative Bishop, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Homeowners had brought a multimillion-dollar suit against the Army Corps and the three levels of government over a year ago, alleging that the jetties that mark the Montauk Harbor inlet are the basic cause of Soundview’s eroded beaches.
Edith Wright, known to people in Montauk as Deet, died on Monday afternoon when she was apparently swept into the ocean by Hurricane Sandy’s violent surge.
Hours before Hurricane Sandy came ashore in New Jersey, the storm’s surge, compounded by a full-moon tide, had raised the sea level considerably.
Shelter Island ferry captains, police, firefighters, medical technicians, and a ferry passenger with a truck joined together to evacuate a 92-year-old woman on Monday afternoon in the middle of Hurricane Sandy.
Increased foot traffic for East Hampton eateries; "Everybody just wanted to get out of the house."
The body of a woman between the ages of 45 and 50 was discovered at Georgica Beach in East Hampton Tuesday morning.