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Major Storm Breaks Up Just in Time

Long Island spared serious wind and lightning damage as derecho breaks up.

Plainview and its surrounding communities got rained on but were spared the devastation that came in the path of a fierce storm that cut across New York State Thursday.

TODAY's 5:

1.The big storm system, known as a " Thursday night after causing widespread power outages along its path out of Western New York. Rain may linger into Friday morning. Then, Friday afternoon could see thunderstorms, forecasters said.

2. Only sporadic power outages were reported Thursday night in the immediate area of Plainview, according to LIPA. If you were impacted by the storm, let us know: contact joe.dowd@patch.com . You can also email photos of the storm's damage near you. We'll run the photos.

3. It's another weekend of "Hair," the iconic 1960s musical, at the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Plainview. For

4. Massapequa, our neighbors to the south, have some cool cultural events going on tonight. The comes to the on Merrick Road. The 8 p.m. concert is free. Check out our local events listings; they're filled with weekend ideas.

5. Patch readers got great news yesterday when police reported that a Bethpage teenager, missing since Monday, has

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