PHONER: Suffolk exec gives update on Sandy

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone gave News 12 Long Island an update on the cleanup and recovery from Sandy this morning.Bellone says one of his

FIRE ISLAND - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone gave News 12 Long Island an update on the cleanup and recovery from Sandy this morning.

Bellone says one of his top priorities is assessing the damage to Fire Island and getting anyone off the island who may still be there. He says he has confirmation that seven homes were washed away in Davis Park, and more are in danger.

In Lindenhurst, Bellone says National Guard troops are trying to keep people out of the low-lying areas due to flooding and downed trees.

As of 10:15 a.m. Bellone says every county road is passable, with only six intersections blocked. He says DPW crews are working with LIPA crews to clear trees from roads and from power lines, so that LIPA crews can get power restored.

Bellone urges those without power to just stay home and let crews work to get everything back to normal. For those who are evacuated, he says shelters will remain open and still have space. The Red Cross will also work to get more volunteers from out of state.

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