Town Supervisor Says Sandy Response Was Good Given Storm's Magnitude

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Huntington task force has issued its report on the town’s response to superstorm Sandy.

As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, the 78-page report concludes the town of Huntington needs to be better prepared for the next hurricane or natural disaster.

The report offers dozens of recommendations to improve communications and emergency response, including implementing annual staff training and updating antiquated computer operating systems.

Some residents said there were some issues in the aftermath of the Oct. 29 storm.

“They needed to call some outside service in and really get this stuff up. I mean, there was piles and piles of it and people were patiently waiting,” a Huntington homeowner told Xirinachs.

Overall, however, the man agrees with the town supervisor who said the town responded well to Sandy, given the magnitude of the storm.

“They do a good job for the situation. That was a real pip of a storm,” he said. “That was a horrendous storm. There’s always room for improvement.”

“Because it was such an overwhelming storm and the damage was done, it was just – they moved as well as they could under the circumstances,” another resident told Xirinachs of the storm response.

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