Brookhaven, NY – Under the leadership of Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro, crews are working tirelessly to cleanup in the aftermath of a severe thunderstorm that ripped through the North Shore of Brookhaven Town about 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service the storm was considered severe, with winds ranging from 70 to 90 miles per hour. Crews were called in at 6 a.m. and all of the Highway Department’s resources are dedicated to addressing public safety.

“The damage from this storm was done primarily on the North Shore, allowing us to mobilize resources and concentrate on the areas that received the most damage,” Superintendent Losquadro said. “We organized quickly and are receiving assistance from the Town’s Parks and Waste Management Departments to clear roadways as quickly as possible.”

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“The men and women of the Highway Department will be working into the night and we will continue our cleanup operations until all Town roadways are addressed,” Superintendent Losquadro said. “Once again I want to thank the men and women of the Highway Department, along with the employees at the Parks and Waste Management Departments for their tireless efforts to keep residents safe.”