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Week In Review: Sandy

Top stories for Great Neck this week.

Here's some highlights of Patch coverage of superstorm Sandy. For a complete list in Great Neck, go to the Sandy topics page.

Before storm:

VIDEO: Sandy Closing in on Great Neck: Just hours before superstorm hits, water levels rise in Kings Point; Great Neck Plaza nearly deserted Monday.

PHOTOS: Sandy Strikes: Great Neck was bustling with activity Sunday as Hurricane Sandy threatens.

During storm:

Kaiman Riding Storm Out at Command Center: From the Town of North Hempstead command center inside the "yes We Can" Community Center in Westbury, Town officials are hunkered down and monitoring the situation as Hurricane Sandy passes over Long Island.

Nassau: 'A War Zone': Town of North Hempstead Department of Public Safety commissioner says after driving Nassau roads, destruction from Sandy is the worst he's ever seen.

After storm:

VIDEO: Great Neck Heals After Sandy: Signs of recovery begin to show after superstorm rocks Long Island.

PHOTOS: Sandy Sacks Great Neck: From Kings Point to Lake Success, no area left untouched by megastorm's fury.

Fights Break Out at Great Neck Gas Station: With most service stations without power in the area after Sandy, residents are lining up for fuel at one location.

No Power for Thousands in Great Neck: Much of the Great Neck peninsula is still without power Wednesday after superstorm Sandy barreled through Long Island Monday night.

Great Neck Schools Out All Week: In a message sent to parents Wednesday, Great Neck School District classes were called off for the remainder of the week.

Candy: Stronger Than Sandy: Great Neck kids trick-or-treat along Middle Neck Road in Great Neck Plaza as recovery continues from superstorm.

Traffic on Lakeville Road a Mess: With traffic signals out at several points along Lakeville Road, police have been blocking parts of the road to traffic and asking drivers to use alternate routes for much of the day.

Halloween Parade Called Off: The annual Halloween Parade scheduled for Great Neck Plaza was been called off Wednesday by event organizers in the aftermath of Hurricae Sandy.

Kaiman: It's Going to Take Some Time: Although the brunt of Superstorm Sandy has passed, many concerns remain for the Town of North Hempstead where downed trees, power outages and possible flood damage remain in its path of destruction.

LIPA: Restoration Nine Days Away: A top official with the Long Island Power Authority said Friday it will take at least until next weekend to restore power to most of the communities it serves.

Town Launches 3 Heated Comfort Stations: North Hempstead residents without power can find some relief in Superstorm Sandy's aftermath, thanks to three comfort stations that will open within the town on Saturday.

Town: Issuing Food and Water in Sandy's Aftermath: North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced Thursday that local and federal officials have partnered to authorize the opening of Points of Distribution (POD) at various locations throughout the town. 

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