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Remembering Hurricane Gloria's impact on Long Island

On Sept. 27, 1985, 34 years ago today, Hurricane Gloria, a Category 3 storm, made landfall near Long Beach. Roughly 750,000 lost power, some for days, as LILCO's response to the storm was sharply criticized. Take a look back at some of the photos showing Gloria's impact on Long Island.

A car drives past toppled utility poles on
Photo Credit: Newsday / Joe Dombroski

A car drives past toppled utility poles on Sunrise Highway during Hurricane Gloria in September, 1985.

A small power boat is crashed upon the
Photo Credit: Donna Dietrich

A small power boat is crashed upon the rocks as waves crash over the seawall at City Island in the Bronx on September 27, 1985.

Crews clear fallen trees on Ox Pasture Road
Photo Credit: Newsday / Joe Dombroski

Crews clear fallen trees on Ox Pasture Road in Southampton after Hurricane Gloria on September 28, 1985.

Beach chairs are piled up in the sand
Photo Credit: Newsday / Bill Senft

Beach chairs are piled up in the sand on the end of Kentucky Avenue in Long Beach after Hurricane Gloria on September 28, 1985.

Strong waves crash into Cedar Beach, as homes
Photo Credit: Newsday File Photo

Strong waves crash into Cedar Beach, as homes in the background take a pounding from Hurricane Gloria on Sept. 27, 1985.

Hurricane Gloria swept through Long Island and deposited
Photo Credit: Newsday / Dan Sheehan

Hurricane Gloria swept through Long Island and deposited many boats on land, like this one seen in Mount Sinai on Sept. 27, 1985.

In the wake of Hurricane Gloria on Sept.
Photo Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood

In the wake of Hurricane Gloria on Sept. 27, 1985, neighbor helps neighbor on a flooded canal on Warwick Road in Island Park.

Part of a roof yielded to Hurricane Gloria
Photo Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer

Part of a roof yielded to Hurricane Gloria as the storm blasted the western end of Fire Island near Dunewood and Fair Harbor on Sept. 28, 1985.

A fallen telephone pole blocks Elinore Road in
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jennifer Jecklin

A fallen telephone pole blocks Elinore Road in Merrick after Hurricane Gloria on Sept. 29, 1985.

Southampton Town Supervisor Marty Lang surveys a home
Photo Credit: Newsday / Daniel Sheehan

Southampton Town Supervisor Marty Lang surveys a home destroyed by Hurricane Gloria on Oct. 1, 1985.

An uprooted tree blocks an entrance to a
Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

An uprooted tree blocks an entrance to a site in Babylon where debris from Hurricane Gloria is being stored on Oct. 1, 1985. The huge mound behind it is more debris.

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