Although Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a "post-tropical storm" by the time she made landfall Monday night, she still brought with her 79-mph wind gusts that wreaked havoc in Malverne, West Hempstead, Lynbrook and Lakeview.
While there are no official numbers available yet, Malverne Department of Works Superintendent Paul Jessup, told Patch that "well over 100" trees fell in the square-mile village alone. The winds also knocked out traffic signals on major roadways and pulled down telephone and power lines.
More than 9,000 residents across Lynbrook, Lakeview, Malverne and West Hempstead woke up Tuesday morning to no power in their homes. In neighboring East Rockaway, which was hit with heavy flooding too, more than 8,000 LIPA customers lost power.
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