NEW YORK (WPIX)—Thousands of people are without power on Long Island after this weekend's storm.
Roughly 62,000 customers are still without power on Monday morning across Long Island. Authorities say that some residents won't have their power restored until as late as Friday, crews are traveling from as far away as Michigan to work with LIPA.
Thirteen schools will reportedly be delayed or closed Monday.
Fierce winds and heavy rains tore up communities across the Island, leaving trails of fallen trees, crushed cars and heavy flooding.
The storm is being called one of the most destructive in decades, damage estimates are being reported at roughly $30 million for Suffolk County alone.
A 73-year-old woman in Bay Shore was killed by a falling tree. Julia Hughes of Brooklyn was walking to her car along Lanier Lane after leaving a family birthday party when a tree fell on her at 8:20 p.m. Saturday.
Hempstead Town tree removal crews have been on the job through the night removing limbs, branches and trees from town rights of way and property that have blocked town roadways.
On the Long Island Railroad, nearly 30 passengers were stalled for two hours Sunday morning, after experience engine problems due to weather-related conditions. The train -- headed to Far Rockaway from Valley Stream -- resumed its journey only after the MTA dispatched a rescue engine.
High tides brought major problems in some coastal communities. People in Freeport scrambled to push their cars to higher ground, after water rose to be knee-deep in some areas.
Major beaches, including Jones Beach and Moses State Park, suffered major erosion. The entire sand area at Jones Beach was under water Sunday. State Parks Department spokesman George Gorman said it could takes weeks to restore the sand.
In addition, all the trails at Long Island's state parks were closed because of fallen trees. Gorman said at least 100 trees came down at Long Island state parks.
Some parts of Long Island received nearly 4 inches of rain over a 48-hour period.