Volume 48 Number 10 329 Broadway., Bethpage, NY 11714 March 19-25, 20 1 0 (516)681-0440 ext. 21 FAX (516)681-9354 EmaU: Nuz2u(§aol.com 50 Cents
WILD Weather Wreaks Havoc in Bethpage
Long Island Hit With Powerful Storm Causing Power Outages and Downed Trees
Last weekend's wicked storm ripped through Bethpage, and all of
Long Island for that matter, producing torrential rains and wind gusts in
excess of 75 miles per hour. This blast from Mother Natureresulted in
tens of thousands of power outages all across Nassau County as well as
downed trees and power lines every where. The South Shore of Long
Island was prehaps hit the hardest although Freeport and Bayville expe-rienced
flood like conditions.
These photos were ALL taken right here in Bethpage. The all day
downpouring of rain coupled with brutal winds allowed trees to be lifted
right up from the ground, damaging sidewalks, cars and even some hous-es.
The BFD answered 25 calls for mostly trees and wires down in less
than a 24 hour period. Bethpage fire fighters were out day and night
answering the communities calls and assisting in cutting trees that had
blocked roadways and securing areas where live wires had come down.
Several roadways were impassable, as tree limbs stretched from curb
to curb. The Nassau Cointy Police Department, our local fire depart-ments
as well as the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management
and Department of Public Works were all working feverishly to come to
the aid of residents and restore conditions to affected areas. All photos by
Kevin I mm.