Unlike many other areas in town, most of Southampton Village has electricity following Tropical Storm Irene, and a state of emergency the mayor declared Saturday morning was lifted at 10 a.m. Monday.
Update 2: Patch reader Wendy says via Southampton Patch's Facebook page that power is back on near the corner of Wickapogue and Flying Point roads.
In downtown Southampton, there are all but a few signs that a major storm just hit; most stores were back in business and had taken down to protect windows from wind and debris. A tree toppled on grounds on Windmill Lane.
Meadow Lane residents may return to their homes, and beaches are open once again; however, Suffolk County parks are closed Monday, including at the west end of Meadow Lane.
reported that its storm preparations paid off. The hospital on Meeting House Lane lost power shortly on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., but generators kicked in right away. LIPA restored service at 11:20 p.m. that night, according to a hospital statement Monday.
"Fortunately, we had not been instructed to evacuate as had other hospitals in western Suffolk County," the statement read.
"We are very appreciative to all the staff and physicians who traveled to get here in the storm, many of whom stayed overnight," hospital President Robert Chaloner said.
The 's drive-in movie at for Monday, "," will go on as scheduled, with the gates opening at 7 p.m. and movie starting at dark.