As the area in the Queens Senate district remains devastated from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, Republican Eric Ulrich this morning conceded to Democratic Sen. Joe Addabbo, who was one of the top targets of the Senate GOP to expand their 33-member majority.

Ulrich tweeted this morning that he had called Addabbo to concede the race, even though around 1,000 votes separate them last night.

“this morning I called Joe Addabbo to congratulate him on a decisive victory & pledged to work w/him to unite our community,” Ulrich tweeted.

He added, “it’s time to get back to work.”

Ulrich’s defeat isn’t necessarily a surprise.

A Siena College poll recently showed Addabbo leading 45 percent to 43 percent, but an endorsement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the incumbent lawmaker may have proven crucial.

At the same time, the district was severely impacted by the storm, leaving many in the conservative Breezy Point neighborhood displaced.

Senate Republicans had invested heavily in Ulrich, a 27-year-old rising star in the GOP, who ultimately spent more than $900,000 on the effort.

The Addabbo race is another successful hold by the Senate Democrats, who also were able to keep the Westchester County seat being vacated by Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer in their hands as Assemblyman George Latimer has a comfortable victory.

Democrats also flipped the seat held by Sen. Jim Alesi, with Democrat Ted O’Brien defeating Republican Sean Hanna.

And Democrat Simcha Felder unseated Brooklyn Republican and short-lived incumbent David Storobin, though Felder’s loyalties remain up in the air.

Now attention will turn the remaining unsettled races in the Hudson Valley and in the Mohawk Valley regions.

Sen. Stephen Saland once again is in the fight for his political career against Democrat Terry Gipson, who holds a 1,600-vote lead that isn’t necessairly insurmountable in the absentee ballot count.

And in the newly created 46rd Senate District, Republican Assemblyman George Amedore trails Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk by a thin 139-vote margin in what will likely be a hotly contested recount.