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.