Many Hauppauge residents are finally able to begin returning to life as normal as Long Island Power Authority has restored most of the power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
There are 170 Hauppauge customers without electricity as of 7:51 a.m. Monday morning, according to LIPA's Outage Map. The number is a significant improvement from the 764 power outages reported at noon on Sunday.
In Hauppauge, there was a high of 9,350 power outages reported the morning following Hurricane Sandy.
There are still 625 outages in the Town of Smithtown as of 7:51 a.m. Monday.
On Monday morning, LIPA claims it has "restored service to over 98% of those customers whose homes and businesses can safely receive power." There are 2,600 LIPA customers outside of flood zones in Suffolk County who are still awaiting power.
On it's website, the utility company issued a statement:
LIPA continues the massive effort to restore electricity to all customers and especially those customers in hard hit, flooded communities. We will continue to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with over 9,400 linemen and tree trim crews dedicated to getting power restored. This is the single largest utility workforce ever assembled on Long Island.
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 or outage to LIPA immediately at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.