For the third straight day, schools in the Wantagh-Seaford area will be closed on Wednesday as residents clean up from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown school districts will be closed Wednesday with after-school activities also cancelled. Both Wantagh and Seaford suffered heavy damage from Sandy, particularly in areas south of Merrick Road that had flood conditions. As of 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, there were 9,338 power outages reported in Wantagh and North Wantagh as well as 3,655 in Seaford, according to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) storm center website.
"The damage done to our community from Hurricane Sandy has been as devastating as predicted," said Wantagh Acting Superintendent of Schools Maureen Goldberg in a statement issued to parents in the district. "Our schools are without power, roads are impassable and many of our Mandalay neighbors are under water...Our hope is that our very strong Wantagh community will stand shoulder to shoulder as we support and assist each other in our recovery from this catastrophic storm."