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LIPA Restores Power To Thousands of West Islip Residents

Power authority estimates less than 1,000 area customers are still in the dark.

Power has been restored to a majority West Islip homes and businesses as of Thursday evening, according to the Long Island Power Authority estimates.

Three days after Hurricane Sandy tore through the area, the power company estimates that less than 1,000 customers in the West Islip area are still in the dark.

That number is down from more than who lost power in Sandy's wake.

LIPA has shipped in extra repair crews to hasten the restoration process. Currently, 650,000 across Long Island are still waiting for power.

Sandy Updates:

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  • West Islip Schools Remain Closed Friday Following Sandy

 

donna November 01, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I still have no power but the blocks around me do. Where is lipa ?
Joseph November 01, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Still have no power either but everyone around me does.LIPA told me just one block is not a priority
MARY November 02, 2012 at 04:50 AM
LOL..you must live on Kime or that area!!
MARY November 02, 2012 at 04:51 AM
I don't know whatLIPA's talking about...driving around..seems like theres MORE than 1000 customers still without power
gayle ric November 02, 2012 at 12:10 PM
we lost power got it back as of wednesday then lost it again last night----uuugggg
G November 02, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I still have no power and LIPA isn't giving me any information. The men in my neighborhood cut the fallen trees down themselves to speed the process. Haven't seen one LIPA truck around here. The streets on either side if me are lit up Broadway. Neighbors are running out if gas in generators. It's getting cold and its dark at night....it's just a matter of time before the thugs hit our houses looking for valuables. LIPA needs to fix this FASTER...they knew the devastation Sandy would cause. Employees and crews were called in way before the hurricane even hit.
Molly November 02, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Guess I'm in the area that isn't a priority either (Altmar Ave.), about four blocks out....guess my bill shouldn't be a priority either, you know with so many other bills to take care of!!!!!
sean November 02, 2012 at 01:26 PM
It's worse...Lipa trucks have no gas either
where is lipa? November 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Worked in the area and restored almost everyone then left without finishing. My block is out and haven't seen a truck since Tuesday.
Tana November 02, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Reilly Street was also forgotten. Been out since Tuesday afternoon. We have young infants and toddlers on this block and for some reason they're not a priority. Please keep babies and elderly a priority....
Lillian November 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Beach street, Wavecrest, Sherman was also forgotten.
where is lipa? November 02, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Part of Pease and Tanglewood is a disaster.
M A D November 02, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Foxglove in the dark too. Got a kid with autism who can't talk and another child as well as elderly parents living with me....since its only my block and edelweiss behind me we shouldn't see power until next week...only being two blocks and all. Not a priority huh...
Molly November 02, 2012 at 04:55 PM
WE ARE THE 500,000!!!!
Craig Miller November 02, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I watch NY state waste money on useless infrastructure projects all the time, sidewalks on Bay Shore Rd for instance. Want to do something to increase our collective quality of life start putting our utility lines underground you elected morons!
John November 02, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Malts Ave south 1/2 dark no estimates from lipa
MrsPotatoHead November 02, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I think LIPA's numbers are innaccurate. Yesterday they showed 991 customers out, today it shows 1,173 out. The number went up. And, my entire street is out (about 25 homes) where the online outage map shows no outages.
Eric November 02, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Under ground utilities are a whole different problem. When it snows salt eats throught the lines and causes underground fires that can extend into your house. It happens all the time in the city.
where is lipa? November 02, 2012 at 07:11 PM
CALL IN THE NATIONAL GUARD TO DO THE RESTORATION AND CLEANUP NOT LEAVE UP TO WORKERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE HPUR
Arleen November 02, 2012 at 09:47 PM
The area between Manetuck and Udall is dark. No apparent damage except one poor friendwith a tree through her roof. Presidential section is dark. Sure 1000 or less. They count as well as they fix. Thanks for your help LIPA. Thank God for friends. Can't rely on LIPA.

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