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Trees Falling Fast in Malverne, Lynbrook and West Hempstead [Photos]

Firefighters have been responding to downed trees, branches and wires all day Monday.

The normally picturesque trees lining the suburban streets of Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook have become quite ominous as the communities experience the early signs of Hurricane Sandy Monday and await the actual moment of impact.

Strong, steady wind gusts have caused dozens of trees and large branches around the neighborhood to drop to the ground, falling on streets, front lawns and even a few homes. The toppling trees taking down telephone and power lines in their path. 

"It's a mess out here!" Paul Jessup, superintendent for Malverne's Department of Works, told Patch, adding that "well over 100" trees have fallen in the village, landing on streets, cars, front and back yards, and even homes.

During our most recent drive around the neighborhoods Monday evening, Patch spotted trees down on Gold Place, Toomer Place, Gaddis Place, Dalinger Place, Bond Avenue and Stuart Avenue in Malverne, where a large tree fell in the backyard and clipped a portion of the home. A handful of trees were down in the southern part of Lynbrook near Rocklyn Avenue and one fell on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Buckingham Place. Inside Halls Pond Park in West Hempstead, a large tree snapped in half and the water level of the pond was rising. Patch reader Karen Homer reported that another went down around 9:30 p.m. in West Hempstead across Thrush Avenue. 

Malverne, Lynbrook, Lakeview and West Hempstead firefighters, village and Nassau County police, the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps and EMTs have been out all day, responding to the calls.

The winds have also caused some traffic signals on Ocean Avenue and Hempstead Avenue to lose power. As of 10:30 p.m., 2,117 Long Island Power Authority customers in Malverne, 1,204 in Lynbrook, 920 in West Hempstead, and 1,388 in Lakeview were experiencing power outages. 

Do you know of another downed tree, fallen wire, street closure or power outage? Tell us about it in the comments section.

Click through the images above to see the latest storm photos from around the neighborhood Monday evening. To upload your photos (Be careful taking them!) to our gallery, follow these steps.

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Richard Klein October 30, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Big tree down on Morris Ave. West in Malverne
Flor Martinez November 01, 2012 at 03:14 PM
we need to know about the family in S.Cherry Valley Avenue. thanks

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