Hurricane Irene ravaged the eastern coast through Sunday morning, and Glen Cove was no exception. The storm caused damage at several Glen Cove homes, and according the Long Island Power Authority, has caused the largest number of power outages in over 20 years.
LIPA says it has begun working to restore power to the thousands affected. lmost 3,000 Glen Cove homes are affected by power outages, according to the LIPA site at 7 p. LIPA also says it is too early to estimate when power will fully be restored to the region, as it must also survey the full extent of damage.
The site - which is updated every 15 minutes - says over 400,000 outages on Long Island have been reported.
Mayor Ralph Suozzi said that those who require extensive medical care can go to the Glen Cove Hospital. If residents have no way of getting to the hospital, he said they can call the Glen Cove Police Department at 676-1000 or 911.
shelter has been closed, and its services have been transferred to the Locust Valley High School. Those requiring shelter can go the school, located at 99 Horse Hollow Road.
“I have to say, the Red Cross was totally amazing,” said Glen Cove resident Denise Galante-DePew, who stayed at the Locust Valley High School shelter overnight. "They came around constantly checking on us.”