"Thankfully, the worst has passed," said State Senator Jose Peralta, who throughout the day Monday sent e-mails conveying information from the city Office of Emergency Management to his constituents in Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst. "Many homes in my district lost power because of fallen trees taking down power lines and utility poles toppling. There was property damage, also because of fallen trees. Thank God, though, that the storm did not cause any fatalities or serious injuries in this area.
"I extend my condolences to the family of the man killed in Flushing and the loved ones of the others who lost their lives to this storm."