Farmingdale residents awoke to widespread devastation all over the community Tuesday in the aftermath of a fierce hurricane that has wreaked havoc all over Long Island.
Hurricane Sandy toppled trees and has left thousands without power in Farmingdale and across Long Island. Homes and cars have suffered significant damage.
Across the entire some 102,960 customers were without power Tuesday morning. That means that merely 20,000 LIPA customers still had power.
There are no reports of injuries in Plainview. Across Long Island, two deaths were reported, including a man struck by a tree limb in Roslyn.
Officials continue to warn residents to stay off the roads. The LIRR and all of MTA is shut down. Major New York City bridges are closed to all but emergency workers.
Downtown Farmingdale looked like a ghost town early Monday evening, with boarded up buildings and devoid of life. Tree limbs were scattered all over roadways leading in and out of Main Street and Conklin Avenue just before dusk.
More destruction came during the night as the full fury of the storm hit Farmingdale and the rest of Long Island.
Many traffic lights were down but localized flooding was still at a minimum late Monday afternoon.
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