Irene: Flood Waters Receded But Memories of Storm Remain

Images of a flooded village Main Street alarmed many.

The village has dried out and the waters have receded but the memory of Hurricane Irene is still probably fresh in many people’s minds across the area. Last year, Irene blew through, soaking the region, damaging houses and leaving thousands without power.

For the most part, the damage has been fixed, homes have dried out, electricity restored and wooden docks blown over in the wind and tide have been straightened.

Last year’s storm was especially dangerous because it came at the same time as an , causing flooding of downtown Port Jefferson all the way up passed Chandler Square.

At the time, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko said that he was because of the expectation of a significant storm surge to cause flooding of the roadways and homes along the Long Island Sound. In Mount Sinai, , causing damage to boats and the docks.

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