Storm causes landmark Lloyd Neck Estates tree to topple, leaves many in the dark

The Lloyd Neck Estates community is mourning the loss of a landmark tree that stood for centuries before a powerful storm blew through Long Island Saturday. Marianne Woods was almost moved to tears Sunday

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2006, 9:11 AM

Updated 6,522 days ago

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The Lloyd Neck Estates community is mourning the loss of a landmark tree that stood for centuries before a powerful storm blew through Long Island Saturday.
Marianne Woods was almost moved to tears Sunday at the sight of the magnificent black oak that was reduced to splinters. Mayor Lee Hairr says the tree, which has been around since 1450, was the oldest in North America. Hairr and others says it was a symbol of the village?s heritage.
Meanwhile, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers are anxious for electricity to be fully restored. LIPA says 128,000 customers were in the dark at the height of the storm. About 800 people are working to restore service.
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