Town Crews Continue to Respond in Wake of Sunday’s Storm

October 30th, 2017 – Town of Islip Public Safety and Department of Public Works field crew personnel are addressing storm-related issues that arose in the aftermath of Sunday’s day-long storm that brought between 3–4” inches of rainfall into the area, on the 5th anniversary of Super Storm Sandy. Officials are reporting downed tree limbs, power lines and minor residual flooding in some areas. In preparation of the impending storm, all Town storm drains were clear, and any flooding we’re experiencing now is the result of high winds, rain and high tides.

Town officials have received a minimal number of calls regarding downed power lines, fallen trees, traffic light issues and boats taking on water at Sayville, West and East Islip marinas.

“Town crews were out monitoring the storm throughout its duration, and continue to address situations as they arise. Public Safety and Department of Public Works personnel are dispatching crews, taking residents’ reports, ensuring that roads are passable, and conveying issues with utility companies wherever necessary, in an effort to resolve any issues residents may be experiencing,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Town Hall is currently without power, as is the Building Department and various other Town offices. Power is being supplied through generators, and PSEG crews are working to restore power to the Town buildings. Town of Islip Traffic Court is canceled for Monday, October 30th.  The Supervisor and Town officials have been in constant communication with utility officials.

As of 10 AM, PSEG reports 35,513 customers without power, and 14,052 outages. As of 9:30 AM, 55,186 customers were restored. PSEG is bringing in additional crews and they anticipate that 95% of customers will be fully restored by Tuesday.

 

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