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Outages Linger in West Islip One Week After Sandy

More than 1,100 customers still in the dark seven days since Hurricane Sandy hit.

One week after Hurricane Sandy battered Long Island, the Long Island Power Authority is reporting that nearly 90 percent of customers in the area who were without power during the height of the storm have been restored to power.

A LIPA outage map noted 1,144 customers in West Islip are without power as of 4:40 p.m. Monday. That is on Tuesday, the day after Sandy hit the shores of New York and New Jersey.

While many businesses have re-opened since gaining back power, Bayview Elementary is still without electricity. A contingency plan for the district's elementary students is in the works, according to school officials.

LIPA has told the public it expects to have 90 percent of its customers restored to power by Wednesday. Just under 250,000 were powerless around noon on Tuesday, down from a high of nearly 950,000.

Anthony Gippetti November 05, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Haven't seen a truck all week by me
Peggy McHill Morris November 05, 2012 at 10:12 PM
LIPA's stories are fairytales that they want everypne to believe. Their outage mape as inaccurate to say the least.
Gary Stecher November 06, 2012 at 12:10 AM
tired of waiting ,they say they know we are without power and the field people say they did not realize we had no power. Who telling the truth?
Lori Ginsburg November 06, 2012 at 01:15 AM
LIPA crewmen worked all day to restore power to South Bay School in prep for voting tomorrow but hundreds of homes in the same area were not restored. When asked, the crewmen claimed they were given strict orders to restore the school only and that they were specifically told not to restore any more homes south of montauk hwy. Help!
Lori Ginsburg November 06, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Sorry, I meant Bayview School. Hard to see in the dark!
Joe F. November 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Babylon Beach Estates Association representative of approximately 130 homes located in the Bay Streets remain without power. Where's LIPA to provide assistance and more importantly direction? We are now hearing rumors of obtaining Underwriters Certificates to allow for the power to be restored to compliant homes. We don't need misinformation so let's have LIPA get representatives out of the trucks and speaking with the affected residents.

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