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Mayor: Village Working Around the Clock to Restore Services

Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant updates residents on the state of the village after the storm.

I would like to take a minute to thank the men and women of our Department of Public Works, Code Enforcement, Ambulance Corps, Fire Department and all the staff in the village. Every member of the emergency team stepped up and worked round the clock over the last five days to keep this village safe, intact and operational.

I realize there remains several areas of the village where residents still have no power or Internet service. We continue to work with LIPA on clearing the fallen trees within various neighborhoods, ect. Once they are cleared and the main substation is repaired, the remaining power will come on line.

Please continue to support your neighbors, our seniors and those who need electric, heat and a hot meal.

At this time approx 60 percent of the overall service has been restored to our residential areas and we continue to work with LIPA.

We are currently 50 percent clear of the storm debris, and 75 percent cleared of the major trees fallen into the utility lines within the Village. Our DPW crew continues to work around the clock, but maintains the priority of clearing the roads in order to get power up, keeping emergency routes accessible while now also conserving gasoline and diesel consumption.

Our schools will reopen Monday, golf course for walkers only on Saturday, Farmers Market will resume on Sunday and many of the local businesses are open and operational in both lower and upper Port. Ferry service is running however LIRR ridership is still suspended until further notice.

Please continue to reach out to your neighbors. We will continue to work until all power and services are restored throughout the village.

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Thank you.

Margot J Garant

Mayor of Port Jefferson

Yvonne Affronti November 02, 2012 at 08:35 PM
In all the years that I've lived in the Village of Port Jefferson I have to say that this is the worst storm that I and my family have ever witnessed; cringing at every every wind gust, shivering with fear and hoping that we were properly prepared. Our little old house has seen many more storms than I and my family have. We are very thankful that it still stands, relatvely unscathed. Thank you to the ship joiners that helped to build it back in the 1860's for us to continue to live in now. I thank also all the preservationists who continue in this tradition of living in and enjoying the sturdy old structures that give this village (and many others) it's salt-sea character. With this in mind, I reach out to those that weren't so fortunate and ask to be able to help, in any way I can, to get through this tough time.
Carl Weathers November 02, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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Lynn roots November 03, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I'm so glad you're safe, my family lives on contessa court in port Jeff and their house is in good shape too, but of course no electricity and no luck with getting petrol for their cars, even going out at 230 am to get it.I'm in southern calif (Rancho mirage) and very worried about dottie & ely. It seems that your mayor is doing a fantastic job, but you know more about that than I do. God bless you, and keep safe. Lynn

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