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North Fork ‘dodged another bullet’ as nor’easter passes through quietly

The intersection Moore's Lane and New Suffolk Avenue in New Suffolk.
Photo: Katharine Schroeder

The impacts of the nor’easter that moved through the region yesterday unremarkable across the North Fork, local officials said this morning.

About an inch of rain fell locally, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts topped out at about 46 mph. A coastal flood warning remains in effect toady until 11 a.m.

There were no major power outages, floods or damage in the area.

Founders Landing, Southold. Photo: Katharine Schroeder

“We dodged another bullet,” Village of Greenport Mayor George Hubbard said this morning. “I had no reports of any power outages or anything at all,” he said. “I took a drive around the village this morning and everything seemed to be pretty good.”

Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley agreed with that assessment.

“We fared pretty well in my opinion,” the chief said. “We did have a few isolated trees and wires down throughout town between yesterday afternoon and this morning, but no widespread power outages. Flooding was also at a minimum in the traditional low-lying areas,” Flatley said.

Photo: Katharine Schroeder

Southold Highway Superintendent Vincent Orlando said there was one road closure yesterday due to a downed pole on Horton’s Lane. He, too, said the North Fork dodged a bullet.

“We lucked out,” Orlando said.

PSEG Long Island said this morning that since the storm arrived on Monday, the utility has restored service to more than 17,00 customers island-wide. As of 8 a.m. there were 1,561 customers still without power, according to PSEG’s website. In Southold Town, 39 customers in Orient and a handful of customers in Cutchogue remain without power this morning, according to the utility.

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSEG-LI at 1-800-490-0075. Customers can report outages by logging into their PSEG Long Island account online or by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454). The utility’s website includes an outage map that’s updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSEG’s service area.

Denise Civiletti
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