While many residents are still , Southampton Town says it is ready for Labor Day weekend, one of the town's busiest weekends of the year.
In a statement to the media, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said all park and beach facilities are now open with the exception of , which suffered storm damage and will remain closed for the rest of the season.
in Hampton Bays and in Noyac was closed earlier this week from storm damage, however, both have reopened for the weekend.
In Westhampton Beach, Quogue, West Hampton Dunes and Southampton Village, mayors are reporting similarly: Beaches are open and shops, hotels and motels are ready for the influx of visitors over the weekend.
Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley said the village now has 95 percent of its power restored, including the whole downtown area.
Southampton Village residents and visitors alike are looking forward to a sandcastle contest at this Sunday, Epley said.
In also preparing for the weekend, Throne-Holst said the highway department is reporting that all obstructions have been removed from area streets including downed power lines and trees and limbs through coordinated efforts with the Long Island Power Authority.
However, while obstructions have been removed, some Southampton residents remain without power.
According to LIPA, which says it is still working round-the-clock to restore power to those still affected, there are still 232 without power in Westhampton Beach, 275 in Quogue, 103 in East Quogue, 165 in Hampton Bays, 330 in Shinnecock Hills, 21 in North Sea, 1,300 in Hampton Park, and 1,000 in Bridgehampton, 278 in Noyac, and 247 in Sag Harbor.
Residents who are still without power or have downed power lines near there home are asked to call 1-800-490-0075.
Southampton says after Labor Day weekend it will again reassess storm damage to see if any additional action is needed. In the meantime, residents wishing to dispose of storm debris can do so through Sept. 4, free-of-charge at the town's transfer stations in , Westhampton, and Hampton Bays.
The stations will be accepting debris on Friday until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m.