Storm damage assessed in Town of Brookhaven

Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine assessed storm damage throughout the township, including this tree blocking the road on Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank, NY.

FARMINGVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro and members of the Town Council are continuing to survey storm damage across the town and direct resources to clear roads, remove trees and assist in the recovery effort.

Their assessment comes in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, which caused extensive damage in communities across the township yesterday.

Town officials provided the following contact information to report various concerns or emergencies:

  • To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G at 1-800-490-0075
  • To report fallen trees, damage from town roadside trees, flooding or other storm damage, call 631-451-TOWN or go to BrookhavenNY.gov/StormDamage
  • Call 911 if there is an emergency requiring the immediate attention of police, fire, or EMS
  • For non-emergencies, call the Suffolk County Police Department at 631-852-COPS or Suffolk County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services at 631-852-4900

Brookhaven Town’s Holtsville Pool is closed today, Aug. 5, due to a power outage. All Town beaches are open, but red flag conditions are still present at the Davis Park, Great Gun and Ho Hum beaches, limiting water access to knee-deep wading only with no swimming. Access is limited to West Meadow Beach due to numerous fallen trees in the area.

All town residents are encouraged to sign up for NY Alerts, an Emergency Alerting System at nyalert.gov. This system will allow the town's Department of Public Safety, Office of Emergency Management to send targeted and general messages to residents. NY Alerts is used only for emergency messages from the town's Office of Emergency Management before, during and after an event.


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