Mineola Residents Say ‘Goodnight, Irene’

Numerous trees down and power remains out for many.

Mineola residents emerged from their homes Sunday to find their streets littered with debris and damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irene as it passed over Long Island.

With their power out and no way to cook breakfast, numerous residents were spotted backed up in the drive-thru lane onto Jericho Turnpike Sunday morning.

Numerous trees were seen splintered, shattered and strewn about in front of businesses on Jericho Turnpike, but some of the worst damage was seen at where two giant 50-ft. trees were uprooted. While no damage was seen, the trees topped precariously close to the gazebo and behind the war memorial in the rear of the .

Over at the , which functioned as a , 62 people were housed for the night as CERT worker Anthony Marino put in a 12 hour shift along with other Red Cross volunteers, only leaving to check on his Malverne home during the night.

The storm also felled trees which snapped and took down power lines at numerous homes and blew transformers out around the area.

The answered calls for downed transformers at North Station Plaza, Lincoln Avenue and Horton Highway and Sheridan Boulevard as well as downed wires at Laurel Drive, Cleveland Avenue, Barwick Boulevard and Jericho Turnpike, Cleveland Avenue, Roslyn Road and Washington Avenue, Millington Place and at the Hampton Street School. As of 7 p.m. LIPA reports that 2,466 Mineola residents are still without power.

A monetary amount has not yet been placed on the damage and LIPA crews are working at restoring power.

New York State Department of Transportation workers were seen around town chopping up some of the smaller trees.


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