Evacuation orders lifted for parts of Brookhaven

As the cleanup after Irene begins across Long Island, residents in the Town of Brookhaven began to return home this afternoon.Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko lifted

BROOKHAVEN - As the cleanup after Irene begins across Long Island, residents in the Town of Brookhaven began to return home this afternoon.

Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko lifted the mandatory evacuation orders for most of Brookhaven at 3 p.m. Sunday. Mastic Beach Village remains under mandatory evacuation until further notice.

While the evacuation order has been lifted, residents are urged to use extreme caution. Some roadways remain flooded or littered with downed trees and other debris.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy says four emergency shelters remained open Sunday night for residents still coping with the effects of the storm. The shelters were Brentwood High School, Eastport-South Manor High School, Easthampton High School and Middle Island High School.

Out on the North Fork, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell lifted the state of emergency. Town officials urged residents to use extreme caution when traveling, as a large amount of downed trees, wires, telephone poles and debris remain on Southold's roadways.Brookhaven residents boarded up, shipped out ahead of storm

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

2 people were killed and 1 man is 1 2 killed, 1 in stable condition after Gabreski Airport plane crash
Construction on the LIRR's Double Track Project 2 Parking to be limited at LIRR Wyandanch station today
According to police, Edicson Cartagena threw a brick 3 Man accused of spitting, punching arresting officer in Uniondale
Activists say the house will be an education 4 Black History Month: Pyrrhus Concer home
News 12's Danielle Campbell and Storyville American Table 5 LI Winter: Mardi Gras - muffuletta sandwich

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE