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Islip adopts disaster-preparation plan

Islip Town Hall West in 2011. The Islip

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Islip Town Board has adopted a comprehensive plan for disaster preparation.

The board last week unanimously voted to accept Suffolk County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is meant to help municipalities prepare for natural disasters. Town officials worked with Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services for two years to revise the town’s original hazard mitigation.

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Islip playground honors Madeleine Hsu, Sandy Hook victim

Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 was among the students

WEST ISLIP

Park dedicated to Sandy Hook victim

An Islip Town park ravaged by superstorm Sandy gained a new playground built this past weekend as a memorial to Madeleine Hsu, 6, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.

Hundreds of volunteers worked since Friday morning at the West Islip Beach and Marina to ready the park for a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

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Lindenhurst nonprofit to discuss home elevation

Leon Strobel is shown outside his home in

(Credit: Chris Ware)

A Lindenhurst nonprofit on Tuesday night is hosting an information workshop on home elevation.

Adopt-a-House, a volunteer group dedicated to helping superstorm Sandy victims, is bringing in Westbury-based Zucaro House Lifters Inc. to explain the home-elevation process. A representative from Zucaro will go through the steps of a basic house lift as well as the considerations for different types...

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