VIDEO: Northport Mayor Surveys Irene's Impact

Hours after Hurricane Irene blew through Northport, Mayor George Doll said 'Business should be normal' on Monday.

Hours after Hurricane Irene blew through Northport, Mayor George Doll said 'Business should be normal' on Monday. The village had power outages and downed trees as of Sunday evening, but Doll said no major injuries or incidents were reported. 

Susan Lenihan, PT, CLTC August 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM
It won't be business as usual unless all of the trees are cleared from the roadways and power is restored. Woodbine and it's side streets have been without power now for 24 hours or longer. Those of us who work from home can't work without power.
Jason Molinet August 29, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Good point Susan. Let us know when you get power back.
Angela Nelson CHMS,CRS,GRI,SRES August 29, 2011 at 08:01 PM
It's Monday no power and no sign of LIPA anywhere! Tree still down on Waterside blocking the road up in Crab Meadow.
Rosemarie Brickman August 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Since "we little people" can't get any satisfaction from LIPA, why doesn't Mayor Doll check in with them and get us some HELP!!!
MamaLisa Mandarano August 30, 2011 at 03:03 AM
SERIOUSLY! This is minor compared to other storms I've been through and find it unacceptable, esp Lipa's customer service.
Jason Molinet August 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM
I hear the power to Main Street was restored overnight.
Amy Waldhauer August 30, 2011 at 06:13 PM
I got power back at 4 AM (Stanton & Bayview). The lights woke me up.
Marg August 31, 2011 at 11:38 AM
Wednesday morning still no power on this side of street in Northport...we had to stay at a Marriott in Uniondale last night so we could showerand clean clothes for the High School orientation today. Business as usual?. There are many groups of workmen from Texas here who've been here all week to help restore power I am told.
William September 01, 2011 at 10:22 PM
You were all warned. Make the adjustment. What are you going to do when something really happens ? I had power thanks to my generator. GO BUY ONE!! and stop crying!!
Amy Waldhauer September 01, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Or go solar. The weather would have allowed a lot of power to be generated and there wouldn't be the noise of a generator.
William September 02, 2011 at 02:01 AM
Nobody heard mine . I have a honda . A quiet one and it burns 2 gallons every 20 hours. Are you done?
William September 02, 2011 at 02:09 AM
How would the storm power us, I need to know Amy.
William September 02, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Did you have a generator?
William September 02, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Were you able to get to your house? Do you have a generator?
Amy Waldhauer September 02, 2011 at 02:19 AM
William: Thanks for the tip. I will definitely check out Honda. Both of those features are important to me. My comment was based on hearing the roar of neighbors' generators. I'm glad to find out that I wouldn't necessarily have to put up with the noise if I get one.
William September 02, 2011 at 02:21 AM
What is so little about you? Were you prepared? Do you have a generator? You were warned!!
William September 02, 2011 at 02:21 AM
Amy Waldhauer September 02, 2011 at 02:37 AM
William, I am not sure why you seem so angry. It is certainly annoying to have no power, especially when we usually lose power for less than a day. People can usually cope with no power for that long, but the restoration process is takning much, much longer this time. Of course we were warned, but I doubt that The Depot would have had enough generators to go around even if people had believed the warnings. You have to admit that the government has been a bit Chicken Little-ish when it comes to natural disasters. As for the answer to your question, for most of the time the power has been out it has been sunny, and even it hadn't been you can still get some power from the panels on a cloudy day. I am currently staying in a house that runs on solar with a propane generator as backup. (The generator is noisy as hell, part of my misconception that generators are noisy.) I suggested solar because it is a practical alternative to being on the grid.
Jason Molinet September 02, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Feels like a return to normalcy. Is there any place in Northport still without power?


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