As you are all aware, October 29, 2017 marked the 5th Anniversary of Super Storm Sandy. It was a time in our Village’s history that we cannot and should not ever forget.
While many victims have rebuilt or raised their homes, still many of those affected by Sandy have still not been made whole. As a Village, we will not be satisfied until all residents have returned to their homes!
We have partnered with so many groups who were instrumental in providing relief and assistance to those victims of that devastating storm. Among those organizations who should not ever be forgotten for their contributions and assistance to so many are as follows: Former Mayor Tom Brennan, former Deputy Mayor (and now County Legislator) Kevin McCaffrey, our own Village Board members and our DPW, Emergency Manager Ray Fais, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and the Babylon Town Board, State Senator Phil Boyle, former State Assemblyman Bob Sweeney, of course: Camp Bulldog, Adopt-a-House, Lindy Manpower, the Lindenhurst Fire Department, all of the Boys and Girls Scout Troops that assisted, all of those who provided cleaning products, bottled water, generators, electric heaters, and the Rotary Club for its beautification efforts in assisting residents who merely wished to become as normal as possible during this horrific time.
I am sure that I have left someone or some organization out but rest assured, you are remembered in the hearts of those who suffered most. And we appreciate anyone and everyone who played any small role in helping the residents affected.
But Mother Nature of course, could not let us off easy on October 29th of 2017 either. She paid us a visit with a Nor-Easter and with it high winds, rain and of course, the usual coastal flooding.
Please let us know if there are any down trees or power lines as well as any other debris that is the result of this recent storm. We are determined to assist any resident who requires such help. You may contact Village Hall at 631-957-7500 or the Department of Public Works at 631-957-7520 and someone will assist you. We will also be checking the various drainage and leeching basins to ensure that they are not clogged and adding to the already serious flooding issues. If you suspect that a basin near your property is a contributing factor, again please let us know so that we may dispatch personnel to make the necessary repairs.
And finally, please be extra careful when driving through any flooded streets and please do not speed down such blocks causing any wakes that will disturb homeowners and also contribute to an already difficult situation, especially in the bay area.
It is important to our administration that we continue to hear the ideas, suggestions and concerns of residents. If you have something you would like to share with the Village Board, please contact Village Hall.
Along with the Board of Trustees, our Administrative staff and all the employees of the Village, we look forward to continuing to serve the Village to the best of our abilities for the betterment of Lindenhurst!
Mayor Michael A. Lavorata