Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
As predicted, Hurricane Irene paid a visit to the New York area last Saturday and as also predicted, the results were devastating, as up to 2 million people in the tri-state area lost power for an extended period of time.
That included thousands of residents in the Massapequa area. As of press time, numerous residents in the village were without power, even though some power had been restored as early as late Sunday afternoon to residences along Clark Boulevard.
Mayor James Altadonna said village workers had assembled at midnight on Saturday, preparing for the storm. By 5 a.m. Sunday, the mayor added, workers were already out in the streets, assessing the damage. Cleanup of streets and thoroughfares began by noon on Sunday and by 8 p.m. Sunday night all village roads, according to the mayor, were passable with the exception of those blocked by trees and wires.