Long Islanders clean up after destructive storm
Long Island residents cleaned up Sunday after a powerful nor'easter brought heavy rains and fierce winds to the area Saturday.
Jeffrey Walters, of Stony Point, says strong wind gusts uprooted an enormous tree and knocked it down onto his cars. In Seaford, John and Teri Walsh say a tree crashed onto their car, totaling it.
Police say the emergency call system was overloaded Saturday by weather-related phone calls. Suffolk residents with weather-related problems should instead call police at 852-COPS. Other emergencies can still be phoned into 911 or local precincts.
Widespread power outages were reported across the Island and LIPA crews were still working Sunday to restore power to thousands.
The storm also impacted service on the Long Island Rail Road, causing delays on most branches and suspensions on some.
For raw footage of nor'easter damage across the Island, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
LIPA Outage Map MTALIPALIPA Hotline: 1-800-490-0075