Though much of the downtown business district sustained considerable damage from flooding during Hurricane Sandy Monday and into Tuesday, most of Greenport Village is powered up and recovering quickly from the monster storm.
Many restaurants were able to open for dinner service Tuesday, and road workers are continuing to make progress clearing village streets as of Wednesday.
“I am exceptionally proud of the crews of their action before, during and after this storm,” said Greenport Mayor David Nyce. “They were out there the whole time, and we had electricity through the entire event.”
Nyce said that though Hurricane Sandy was a bigger storm than Tropical Storm Irene last August, the village actually fared a little better because electricity was sustained throughout.
“It wasn’t like Irene, when the feeder lines into the village were coming down all the time,” Nyce said. “I think we got through Sandy very well, considering everything she threw at us.”
Remember this article from last year? Greenport repeats its performance as the place to be on the North Fork for power and wifi after a major storm.