Police: Be Careful Trick-Or-Treating Given Storm Impact

SCPD issues advisory on why parents need to take precautions.

The aftermath of Hurrican Sandy presents potentially dangerous situations when it comes to trick-or-treating today and Suffolk Police are advising parents to use caution given downed power lines, street repair work and flooding that remains.

In an email alert issued late Wednesday morning police stated the following:

The Suffolk County Police Department is recommending that due to the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, parents take precautions if they choose to take their children trick-or-treating today.

In spite of the improved weather conditions, there are still numerous downed trees and live wires as well as flooding conditions in many neighborhoods. Police suggest parents consider staying home and celebrating Halloween indoors. Trick-or-treating and traditional Halloween celebrations are intended to be fun for children, however, due to the recent storm, it may be unsafe to be outdoors. If parents choose to take the risk of going trick-or-treating with their children, they must be aware of the dangers these post-storm conditions pose to their children’s safety.


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