Power Outages Dwindle to 1,358 in Hauppauge

LIPA reports it's still on target to restore 90 percent of outages after Hurricane Sandy, but Nor`easter could cause further outages.

Hundreds of Hauppauge residents are still without power as a forecasted Nor`easter could bring cause further damage and destruction to the area. 

Long Island Power Authority reports 1,358 Hauppauge residents and businesses are still without power as of 10:36 a.m. Wednesday, according to LIPA's Outage Map. This is down signficantly from 2,143 customers without power as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

There are still 9,536 LIPA customers without power in the Town of Smithtown as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

LIPA issued a statement 10 a.m. Wednesday that claims the utility company is still on scheduled to restore power to 90 percent of those individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy by the end of the day. 

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, LIPA reports there are 372 linemen with 289 tree trimmers working in the Town of Smithtown to restore power. 

However, Mother Nature could be throwing a monkey wrench in those plans. 

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 1 p.m. to Thursday 4 a.m. The warning calls for damaging winds from the north at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

The utility company issued a statement about Nor`easter's potential impact on their website:  

We are closely monitoring weather reports regarding the Nor’easter forecasted to reach our area today. Customers should expect that this storm could cause additional damage in our area, resulting in additional power outages. LIPA is preparing its operations to respond to the potential impact of this storm, and will continue to deploy its significant workforce to address any additional power outages.

LIPA is reminding customers if you see any downed wire, treat it as if it is a live electric wire, stay away from it, and report it at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.  

Lark Dimperio November 07, 2012 at 05:17 PM
These numbers are incorrect as the the outage map does not include the area of Hauppauge that resides in the Town of Islip. The numbers you quote are listed for Hauppauge/Town of Smithtown.
Lark Dimperio November 07, 2012 at 05:19 PM
There are 71 households in my neighborhood alone still without power, as per LIPA this morning. And 2 areas of downed lines since the storm that remain on the ground.
Thomas J. Wray November 07, 2012 at 05:57 PM
We live on Maureen Dr., in Hauppauge, behind Guintas Meat Farms. We haven't seen a LIPA truck since power out 8 days ago; not even one!!!!!! Hows that???
Lark Dimperio November 07, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I think it would be interesting to try and assess those areas still without power. Certainly along Brooksite Dr., part of the Pines and now Maureen. Any idea how many homes in this neighborhood are out? Also, spoke to a vendor on Butterfly and pockets over there are still out.
Martine November 07, 2012 at 09:39 PM
My family lives on Wood Lane in Hauppauge and hasn't even seen a truck come into the area!! Dad's water tank is leaking water because there's no power! Please send in a truck for him. I'm going to report LIPA to Eyewitness News and blow them the h*LL out! Shame on them. Let's take some action here.
swataz November 07, 2012 at 10:13 PM
We live on the opposite side of Guinta development. Had power restored last night...and it just went out again.


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