The nor`easter has created additional power outages for Long Island Power Authority crews still struggling to recover after Hurricane Sandy.
There were power outages in 9,536 homes in the Town of Smithtown following Hurricane Sandy before Wednesday's nor'easter, but after the latest storm now there are 10,056 outages, according to LIPA's Outage Map. The utility company tracks all of Hauppauge's power outages under the Town of Smithtown.
On Thursday morning, there are 1,514 Haupppauge residents and businesses who remain without power. Due to the storm's high winds, the number of power outages in Hauppauge has jumped from 1,358 reported Wednesday morning.
There are 372 lineman working with 289 tree trimmers assigned to the Town of Smithtown as of 9 a.m. Thursday.
LIPA published a statement regarding the impact of the nor`easter of its website Wednesday:
Today’s weather may impede our restoration efforts, because we must also ensure the safety of our workforce. Rest assured that our crews will continue to work as long as, and whenever, it is safe to do so. When possible, we will restore power to customers who have been without power for the longest time. Your safety and well being remain our number one priority and we thank you for your continued patience during this difficult time.
Residents can report downed wire to LIPA immediately at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.