A Message from Huntington Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino:
At approximately 3:30pm yesterday, the southeastern part of Town was hit with a microburst storm. This resulted in over 60 trees falling in the Pine Hill Lane Area in Dix Hills as well as other areas in the Town.
Debris and storm-damaged tree removal is underway. The Town's Department of General Services has lent us a hand with their tree truck and a payloader. The Town's Refuse Division is also assisting this upcoming week with yardwaste pickup for smaller bundled yard debris.
STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS
The Highway Department has been clearing storm debris since Thursday afternoon. Please place storm debris from Town trees (and large yardwaste with branches larger than 5 inches in diameter) curbside as soon as possible.
For yardwaste removal, please note the following to help expedite storm debris pickup this upcoming week, which is a scheduled yardwaste collection week:
- The Refuse Division's yardwaste truck hydraulics are not designed to crush branches larger than 5 inches in diameter and will break if larger debris is included, which is why branches larger than 5 inches in diameter will not be picked up by yardwaste trucks and must be put curbside as soon as possible so that the Highway Department can collect it this weekend.
- Highway will be removing larger debris, focusing first on downed trees and branches blocking roads and trees on the public right-of-way entangled with downed wires.
- The Highway Department cannot remove trees or debris involving downed wires until after PSEGLI removes the wires, which should be considered live and an electrocution hazard.
- Please report downed trees and debris blocking roads to huntingtonny.gov/highway or call 631-499-0444.
- To report power outages or downed wires, call PSEG Long Island at 1-800-490-0075, go to PSEGLINY.com or, for registered PSEGLI customers, text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) – if you are not registered, have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454).