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Wind Damages Whitman High School

Roof of Whitman High School, a Suffolk evacuation center, damaged by high winds Monday evening.

Several chunks of Whitman High School's roof blew off Monday night as Hurricane Sandy brought high winds and rain to the area.

The school's north gym, a separate building, is serving as a Suffolk County Red Cross shelter. It is undamaged.

A volunteer said that there were only about 10 people using the gym as of about 5:30 p.m.

Dr. David Bennardo, the South Huntington schools superintendent, had announced Monday afternoon that the district would cancel classes Tuesday because of concern about the weather. 

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Karen Anderson Miller October 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM
The North Gym is not a separate building.
Tim King October 30, 2012 at 03:05 AM
It kinda sorta is.
deborah haynes October 30, 2012 at 04:43 AM
i am a graduate from walt whitman high school i hope it with stand the storm. hate to hear it was damaged by the storm
Kate October 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Does anyone know of a gas station open in the Centerport/Northport/Greenlawn/Huntington area?
Big_E October 30, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Kate - Farmingdale has some power.
Lisa October 31, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Gas station on the corner of Oakwood Rd, is open and so is the dunkin donut with Wi-Fi. Still have no power on Beverly Rd :(

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