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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:

  • Croci: 'It's Devastating'
  • West Islip Schools Remain Closed Friday Following Sandy

 

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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