While Long Island Power Authority has restored power to much of Hauppauge, residents without electricity are eagerly waiting for any sign of help.
According to LIPA's Power Outage maps, 324 customers out of 8,892 in Hauppauge are still without power as of Friday morning. That's roughly 93 percent of the 4,774 customers reporting outages after Hurricane Irene.
"We're at the point in our restoration where if your neighbors have power, and you think you're the only one on your block that does not have power, go ahead and give us a call back," said LIPA CEO Michael Hervey said.
The utility company , with plans to call in 500 additional National Grid workers Friday.
LIPA crews were seen working to remove a fallen tree on Blydenburgh Road at approximately 4 p.m Thursday. Workers were clearing the large tree that had fallen across the street, entangling itself with power lines and cutting electrcity to the area. LIPA staff said those residents could expect power back on Thursday night.
A snapped utility power at Townline Road and Village Drive continued to dangle from power lines on Thursday evening. LIPA employees said they were aware of the issue, but the necessary equipment was not immediately available to fix the pole. Residents on Village Drive and surrounding blocks lost power Wednesday afternoon, when the downed wires were reported as a potential hazard.
In Nesconset, 520 customers out of the 899 who reported a power loss after Hurricane Irene are still in the dark.
As of Friday morning, 89,000 LIPA customers are still left without power across Long Island, a big improvement from the 700,000-plus households knocked offline after Tropical Storm Irene hit, marking LIPA's largest power outages in 26 years.
The , but warned outages could linger into the weekend and next week in small isolated pockets.
Visit LIPA Storm Center's Outage Map to visually see a color-coded map of areas on Long Island without power, and receive information on the lingering outages. The outage map is only updated twice a day at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., according to LIPA's website, so information may lag behind the work completed by roadway crews.
Without PowerTime of Report 334 Thursday, 6:30 p.m. 342 Thursday, 10 a.m. 637 Wednesday, 10 p.m. 2,193 Tuesday, 7 p.m. 2.464 Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. 4,774 Sunday evening 2,364 Sunday, 8:30 a.m.