Update 3:30 p.m. PSEG-LI said it had restored power to more than 20,000 customers since a coastal storm swept across Long Island, hitting Huntington, Oyster Bay and North Hempstead especially hard.
As of 3:30 PM, PSEG Long Island has restored power to more than 20,000 customers since 12:01 AM Monday.
Among the more than 9,000 utility customers that lost power was Walt Whitman High School, which closed for the day. But power was restored late in the morning at Whitman, which will allow all athletic practices to go on as scheduled on Monday, and keep a Silas Wood musical performance on track at the high school. Tuesday will be on a regular schedule.
Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino said about 50 trees had come down or been damaged by the winds, noting that about half were entangled with wires. Several came down because the ground was already saturated by the storm about 10 days ago, he said, which caused significant flooding.
A flood advisory and a high wind warning are in effect across Suffolk and Nassau; rain and wind are expected to continue throughout the day. A coastal flooding advisory is in effect along the North Shore.