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Photos: Hurricane Sandy's Medford Aftermath

Power lines, trees fell near Patchogue-Medford High School, St. Sylvester's Parish and other Medford spots

As Hurricane Sandy clears out, residents in Medford are assessing the damages to their homes and property Tuesday.

Power outages have been reported sporadically thoughout Medford.

Many banks, some restaurants and the DMV appear to be closed today while larger stores such as Lowe's, Target and Sam's Club seem to be fully operational.

All Patchogue-Medford schools are closed Tuesday and will also be closed on Wednesday.

linda grim October 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM
We left medford 11 years ago but still consider it home..so so sad. Please everyone be safe
Scotty November 04, 2012 at 02:18 PM
@Linda: we live right near the High School and to be truthful got VERY little damage from the storm. I know, we're SO lucky. Our neighbourhood's lines are all underground (thanks to a forward-thinking builder over 30+ years ago (Emmy Building Co.)--gotta give praise where it's deserved. We're on a hill with old-growth trees protecting our back and only had a 4hr blackout the night AFTER the storm had passed, presumably from the crews working --or someone taking down a tree since we're still subject to the above-ground lines further out. But I'm VERY grateful for our little area being so protected..a few downed limbs, one tree down between several other homes, one friend's old (partial) fence down. NO flooding at all. We're still thankful and can't complain at all compared to what other people/areas are going through. Getting gas for cars now is the main issue but most of 112's businesses have been operating all along. We were spared..there IS something to be said for not living quite so close to the water. Don't worry about Medford--there are areas of NY still out of power with people desperate for gas to power oxygen tanks or with no heat--and it's getting cold (36 right now). Feeling this secure whenever there's a major storm is the reason we don't leave LI for warmer climes although .we've discussed it often--I can't imagine living anywhere else since most areas of the country have their own issues: drought, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, etc. Where to go? Take care. :)
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