Officials: Many Homes South of Montauk May Be Uninhabitable

Village puts out urgent request to FEMA for temporary housing.

Lindenhurst Village officials have put out an urgent call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for temporary housing as initial estimates indicate that up to 70 percent of homes south of Montauk Highway may be uninhabitable.

During a conference call with elected officials from across Suffolk County, Ray Fais, the Village’s emergency coordinator, said that numerous local residents are in need of housing following Hurricane Sandy’s path of destruction across Long Island.

Fais said that during the height of Sandy, the tide peaked at 7.9 feet in Lindenhurst.

Despite the devastation, Village officials reported no casualties from the storm.

As of Monday evening, a number of homes south of Montauk Highway were unreachable as flood waters remained. The stagnant water now in neighborhoods in southern Lindenhurst is polluted with home heating oil and gasoline, officials said.

Officials with the Village’s Department of Public Works reported that 17 streets had “major trees” down, and said they were waiting for the Long Island Power Authortity to remove downed wires before clearing.

As Village officials try to tackle the many problems remaining after Hurricane Sandy, school district officials are working to develop a contingency plan, given the immediate damage and long-term impacts of Sandy on local residents, said Bob Cozzetto, emergency coordinator for the Lindenhurst School District.

He said this was the first time he could remember water nearly breaching Harding Avenue Elementary School, which is located just north of Venetian Shores Park. 

Patrice Williams October 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Does anyone have any information about the venice? My elderly folks live on the west side I haven't heard from them today. They were ok but couldn't get out .Has the water gone back to normal/
Jaclyn C October 31, 2012 at 02:58 AM
At low tide around 2:30 we headed down there. The block before neptune and down to the bay which is south was still flooded with 1-2ft of water. I saw a couple walking through the mess from the far south side so they should have been able to get out. It should receed completely by tomorrow. Hope this helps & that your family is safe.
Patrice Williams October 31, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Thanks! My family lives on west marine, They were still too flooded to get out on their corner, but they are well and hanging on. The plan is to leave for upstate at the end of the week. I appreciate the info Jaclyn! I'm in Oklahoma and feeling quite worried and useless, My brother was able to let his wife know they are well. God Bless you all!
Audrey November 01, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Thanks to Huricanne Sandy my mom 71, sister, 7 year old niece and I ( I have a pain syndrome and had shoulder surgery for the third time which now I can't get to my pain specialist and orthopaedic due to the conditions on Long Island are homeless due to flooding into our home which never happen since we have lived there since 1982.. The water is all full of human feces, natural gas, and oil... I have 3 cats I had rescued during the years and need to find a pet friendly hotel that will take us in with our cats so that we can be together ... Please pray for us and all our friends and families in our neighbor that have been so badly affected by this Huricanne... You won't believe your eyes... I just want to be happy and see my family happy...
Dean Faulhaber November 01, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I have family at 404 south 13th street in lindenhurst, and at 16 west marine avenue in lindenhurst, both are in need of food and water and there is a relative at the first address that i gave that is very very sick, can anyone check on my family ? I can't because i live in Arizona. Please Help ! Written by:Dean Faulhaber
Barbara Capella Loehr (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 07:55 PM
If you're looking for family, here are some numbers to call: 1. Call the Village of Lindenhurst at 631-957-7500 2. Babylon Town at 631-422-7600 3. Suffolk County Police 1st Precinct at 631-854-8100. Note that power is out to South of Montauk and much of Lindenhurst and cell service is spotty in the area. Hope this helps. Sorry for the delay. Hope and yours are found safe and sound.
Dean Faulhaber November 01, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Barbara, Thank you very much. God Bless You
Elissa Ariss November 02, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Dean, please let me know if you can't get a hold of them. I will see what I can do about having someone check on them.
Linda Kelsch Kelly-Williams November 02, 2012 at 05:37 AM
I was wondering if my childhood summer home is still standing. I grew up at 49 east beach prom. American Venice. Thank you for any information.
Deborah Ensulo November 02, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Dean, If you havent herd anything yett, i can send someone to TRY to get down there and check on them please let me know as I was in the same situation with my mom few days age on bayview . prayers for your family , my direct email is snglgrl32@yahoo.com
Louise Francis November 05, 2012 at 10:44 AM
My advise to people posting, PLEASE DO NO POST "HOME ADDRESS" this is what Looters and Robbers are looking for !!!! they go online and check to see who has posted then they go to the homes and surrounding one to do their job !!! this is awful !!
Dolores Albano November 05, 2012 at 02:15 PM
My brother lives in the Venice, Surf Road, and still has no power,heat. Flooded house and I'm concerned for his safety. He is waiting for FEMA for 3 days now. He lost two cars in the storm....the people in the Venice need help NOW!
Laurie Newton November 05, 2012 at 05:50 PM
My mother lives in Lindenhurst and took to the streets to help people. HOT FOOD will be available today at 1:30 at Surf Side 3 Marina parking lot Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst. We are trying to prepare for the forecasted storm and appreciate any suggestions. We have health and beauty products, sweatshirts, blankets, hats, gloves and scarf, shoes, and socks. We have diapers, formular, infant seats, toys, wipes, and furniture. If there is something you need, let us know and we will get it. We will have a table of HOT FOOD on Western Concourse and George Brown Plaza, Amityharbor today around 2:00pm.
Arlene J. Ryan November 05, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I guess the weather channel does not know where Long Island is! I am in Florida, have family in Lindenhurst, Babylon, & Islip & not dang word or person to let anyone know about the devistation there. Where the heck were they all this time other than NJ? Sorry, but they are a sorry lot. I even called the weather channel & no one even answered the phone. Shame on them! If it was not for this page, I would not know anything at all. Thank you for your help.
Geraldine Brombacher November 05, 2012 at 10:11 PM
HiI lived in Amityville for 32 years, south of Merrick Rd. for a while with my folks on Dewey Ave. & later in married life on Perkins Ave. Wondering how those homes made at as well as the Unqua Corinthian Yacht club?
Robert Sayah November 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Can anyone tell me if my brother is ok he lives on shore rd by surf st and south pl I can reach any one in my family Im in tacoma wa


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