MESSAGE FROM MAYOR MICHAEL LAVORATA

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR MICHAEL LAVORATA

 

August 12, 2020

 

Dear Village Residents:

The Lindenhurst Community was hit hard last week with Tropical Storm Isaias, knocking out power to about one-third of our Village residents, not to mention phone, cable and traffic interruptions as well.  It was estimated that over 100 trees came down during the storm.  The Lindenhurst Village Board is extremely grateful for the hard work of the Lindenhurst Department of Public Works employees for stepping up immediately — pre, during and post storm – to do the long and hard job of cutting trees and branches, clearing roadways, and making the Village as safe as possible while waiting for PSEG to repair lines and get electric restored.  We are also grateful for the on-going good works of our Lindenhurst Fire Department, who were busy round-the-clock responding to all types of calls, risking their own lives climbing over trees, branches and live wires to get to people in need.

I share the frustration of so many residents who are still without power, or had to spend days in the dark.  Many are also still dealing with severe damage to homes, yards, and motor vehicles.  Many responses from PSEG were delayed as a result of underestimating the impact of the storm.  We in the Lindenhurst Community will continue to work on restoration and safety with the hardworking electrical crews.  I am also grateful to Superintendent of Public Works, Rick Sorrentino, Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, and our PSEG liaisons who have been working with my staff to assist in addressing as many issues as quickly as possible.

I know it has been a difficult week for many of our residents.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank God we have, together, gotten through yet another storm.  We all remain Lindy Strong, and once again, I am proud to be your Mayor.

If you still have any problems or issues that I can assist you on, please e-mail me at info@villageoflindenhurstny.gov or call my staff at 631-957-7500.

Sincerely,

Michael A. Lavorata, Mayor