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Long Island: Edge of Hurricane Irene photos

For more Irene photos, go to our Flickr: here.

For video and thoughts on the song “Goodnight, Irene” go to our new web project: here.

Newsday reports: The eye of the storm is expected to hit Long Island around 10am this morning.

It is about 7am. I have been watching high winds roll in since 3:30am. The wind is a noisy, low, roar. There are very few cars outside my window, which is Deer Park Avenue, and usually pretty steady traffic. Newsday reports that LIPA says 251,201  customers on Long Island are without power already, largely due to high winds.*

At 7:30am, our lights just had a big flicker.

Irene: 6:30am LI, NY

Above: LI at 6:30am. A street off Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, Long Island, New York. From our window. Photo by Kimberly Wilder.
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Rain from Irene: 3:30am on LI

Above: 3:30am on Long Island, New York. Waiting for Hurricane Irene. Looking out towards Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, Long Island, New York.

*Newsday online reports: “The winds continued to wreak havoc on the local electric grid, as power outages climbed to  251,201 — more than 10 percent of LIPA customers — by 6:30 a.m…The outages are spread out across Long Island, though some of the largest concentrations are at the end of both forks. There are more than 1,000 outages in each of Orient and Montauk.”

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Hurricane information and emergency/non-emergency phone numbers for Suffolk County and Nassau County, Long Island:

You are asked to only call 911 if it is a life-threatening situation.

Some local politicians and media circulated a list with the following numbers…

American Red Cross of Suffolk County:
631-924-6700

Red Cross of Nassau County:
516-747-3500

Suffolk County Police Department:
631-852-6000 OR 631-852-COPS

Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management:
631-852-4900

Nassau County nonlife threatening emergency hotline:
888-684-4274

Long Island Power Authority/LIPA:
1-800-490-0075
(To report downed power lines or electrical emergency)

National Grid:
1-800-490-0045
(Emergency gas safety service)

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For NYC:

American Red Cross / Greater New York:
1-877-733-2767

New York City Government Information and Services:
Dial “311”

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There are other lists of emergency phone numbers at Long Island Press: here

And, at Newsday: here.

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