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North Massapequa FD Stays Busy, Urges Calm

Department receives about 250 calls since storm.

They've been very busy lately, but the North Massapequa Fire Department isn't complaining.

"As opposed to fire departments on the south shore, we're doing doing all right,"  Commissioner Nicholas Paolucci said Tuesday.

That doesn't mean they've been inactive. Paolucci said that his department has answered about 250 calls since the storm hit the area last week. 

Many of the calls have been to be put on standby for other departments.

But they did have one working fire on Northeast Boulevard. It was from a downed power line that hit a detached garage. 

Paolucci said firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the house. 

While they don't have the flood damage seen in southern parts of Massapequa, North Massapequa has been dealing with the frustration of many power outages.

As of 2:45 p.m. Tuesday North Massapequa had 2,174 customers without power. There were 2,527 in Massapequa, 468 out in Massapequa Park, and 454 in East Massapequa.

Paolucci is urging calm and, saying that LIPA trucks have been working. 

The department is also advising residents to replace batteries on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors once power comes back on.

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