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I've the first -- -- DHL what's happened overnight in the development you might have slipped through a massive fire is burning right now and breezy point queens devastating to see.
And no sign of being actually contained as many as fifty homes are in flames at this hour and right now the situation going from bad.
Two worst joining us on the phone.
On Long Island is -- authority spokesperson there Michael Kirby.
Hey Michael is this -- -- so far we're looking at watch still fifty homes is that firefighters working on this.
Right now -- -- around that are pretty sketchy.
We believe the power was out in that area both wore the fire started.
So you -- not directly involved in any of the firefighting activities obviously.
And I don't think we have any information speculate on what the cause might be.
Well I know that apparently at least 25 -- -- had been destroyed so far.
Firefighters have been working on boys two people with minor injuries.
And the the problem -- in cases like this Michael is some times when a fire starts if there's flooding.
The firefighters can't get to it next thing you know it's out of control.
-- -- and again I can't really speculate on the issue of the fire you know we have a lot -- -- -- that we're dealing with.
And that breezy point areas one area that's been out of power response of.
Time Michaels would talk about well what you're seeing -- -- mound right now I think rough estimates say 80% are without power why couldn't really do anything last night.
Right expect you know I think that may be actually an optimistic number I think that it would act would also done -- worse -- that 80% of our outlook without power.
We had our -- stand down between noon at 3 o'clock last yesterday afternoon.
From a safety standpoint and have -- them all up to be started first -- this morning.
So we have -- we have a process that we have put our transmission system back together and at a substation of that -- -- -- it out to the neighborhoods.
Right so Michael -- it is a situation where it's mainly the sub stations or is it independent streets.
-- power lines are actually down which will take much longer to repair.
It's it's both we have caused many of our transmission lines were out of service now.
But there's Harley street on Long Island with few if that does not have a tree down on -- and power lines are down trees.
So Michael what makes this expenses specially challenging as compared to last year's.
Well I picked it this year here's the damage is obviously much more expensive that it was fiery.
And it's going to be a very long time to restore power I think we've but.
But out there estimate that at this point.
You know I don't think we're going that's been it investment but the longer than that.
-- you were a journalist who was seven to ten days that's right it but I think there's every reason to believe that that was that too optimistic -- And any advice for who for people who perhaps have a generator we're watching this right now.
And they've got some wires down in the neighborhood.
Well we're gonna be out patrolling but I think the the public officials that we were urged to not go outside.
Certainly did not -- here.
Electric wires or any downed wires.
You don't know even if the -- -- cable TV wired you don't know there's not wrapped up in our wires or down the line.
So you even wrote when it went something like this happens.
And so many people without power is it even worth calling to report or -- we just assume that.
Everyone's you're gonna assume everyone's down -- get to you weekend.
Well customers should always caller reported out -- and if you power was back on.
And then later goes off for some reason at all to report afterwards.
That's our best information is -- liter direct that the customer.
-- and a lot of people can do that and online as well.
If they have computers are such that probably don't have another question for you in terms of the water receding.
The word is for meteorologists it's going back at the worst is over the waters I get that -- there is that would you say.
Well that's so we're saying that we still need to get into some of our sub stations on the -- short but did take on water.
And the first the damaged -- there -- -- South Shore of Nassau County so.
Or where's -- certainly a welcome development that the water receding and now.
We along with.
-- the civil officials will be getting into those areas.
And once the sun comes up you can get a good look at how much damage you've got after Michael thank you very much for joining us on what's going to be headache for the day for you you are welcome.
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