WOODBURY - In a phone interview, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano told News 12 Long Island that Hurricane Sandy walloped the region and urged residents to stay where they are unless there is a life-threatening situation.

The county executive said Long Beach was especially hit hard and crews are concentrating on that area to restore power and fix the sewer system.

As of 6:30 a.m. all Nassau County roadways were officially closed. Mangano is urging residents to stay off roadways, citing that there are more than 150 intersections without power to traffic lights.

FEMA has been working closely with local officials and will be sending out information for property assistance, Mangano said. Shelters are also operating throughout Nassau County and have the capacity for those who need it.

Mangano says Nassau County Social Services is up and running today. DPW has been out all night and the Office of Emergency Management remains fully staffed. He urged that only essential county employees report to work today.

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