One week after Hurricane Sandy tore apart our community, here's a general update of where things stand in Plainview.
Plainview Schools are closed Monday. Mattlin and Plainview JFK High School still don't have power. The district can't open until those schools are restored to power. Tuesday's status is up in the air. We'll update you.
As of early Monday morning, LIPA reported that 3,654 customers in Plainview, perhaps 9,000-10,000 people or more, remain without power.
Some Plainview neighborhoods saw power restored this weekend. See our story here.
They are still with us and authorities say the problem will continue through the week. As more stations get power, the lines will gradually diminish. There is no shortage of gasoline, just stations pumping it. Rep. D-Dix Hills said Sunday federal agencies will be bringing in generators to power area gas stations.
"Gas station owners can now call the DOE’s toll free hotline at 1-866-402-3775 to report their condition," Israel said. "This will help FEMA know where to dispatch needed generators to stations without power as quickly as possible.”
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Tuesday is Election Day and it will go on. Some Plainview residents may find themselves voting in different polling places. We'll update you when we know more. Patch will have full election coverage Tuesday into Wednesday.
Republican Steven Labate challenges Israel for New York's Third Congressional District seat.
At least two major shopping centers, Morton Village and the Plainview Centre, are open.
Many area synagogues are open. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church had power restored late Sunday and will be open as a warming center and place to have coffee and comfort this week, Pastor Eric Olsen reported early Monday.
The Plainview Library is open. The Mid-Island Y JCC is open; with the exception of the pool and fitness center all regular programs resume Monday.
The LIRR is operating on a limited schedule that continues to improve. Trains are expected to be crowded, but running. About 80 percent of the subway system is running in New York. NICE buses are running on Long Island.