Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.
Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.
The historic rainfall that hit western Suffolk County this week has left crater-like sinkholes in its wake and took an emotional and financial toll on homeowners.
Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.
The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.
A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.
In 2013, the town removed more than 10,000 of the offending commercial signs from along roadways and on utility poles.
More snow moved into the region on Saturday and many residents have had enough.
Authorities say heavy, wet snow is putting a serious strain on many buildings around the area.
Some towns on Long Island have already blown their snow budgets and the season is only halfway over.
Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.
Sixteen new trucks along with a new computerized communications system should prevent the kind of snow plowing disaster that occurred last winter, Highways Superintendent Dan Losquadro said.
Starting in 2014, Brookhaven, Long Island, homeowners will no longer have to check their calendars before putting out their recycling.
A woman was killed and two other victims were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, according to the report.
A long way from the battlefields there is a place where soldiers returning from war can heal with the help of horses.