“It is important to acknowledge the aggressive responsiveness of the federal government and the New York State Department of Health to our needs,” said Gianelli. “To have 35 federal personnel 14 hours after signaling the need for assistance is impressive. It also helps that we are being recognized — and highly praised — for the outstanding effort and essential contribution to help Nassau County maintain health services to meet the needs unleashed by Hurricane Sandy.”
Cleaning up the park
Dozens of trees in Eisenhower Park fell victim to the storm. According to Nassau County Parks Commissioner Carnell Foskey, power was restored to the park on Nov. 2, making it possible for crews to clear Park Boulevard.
Foskey added that Lakeside Theatre sustained no damage, and that the athletic fields would open sometime this week.
Also on Nov. 3, County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the shower facilities at the Nassau County Aquatic Center were opened to residents who lacked power, and would remain open until further notice.
Where to call
LIPA advised residents to immediately report downed wires at (800) 490-0075 or (631) 755-6900.
LIPA customers can visit the authority’s Storm Central at www.lipower.org.
To find a shelter near you, text SHELTER and your zip code to #43362 (4FEMA). Or, you can reach the American Red Cross at (877) 733-2767.