Thousands of East Meadow residents still remain without power nine days after Hurricane Sandy devastated Long Island.
Many commented on the East Meadow Patch Facebook page on Tuesday night, expressing their anger and frustration.
Jaime Hoereth McQuillian called the situation a "disgrace."
"I haven't seen one LIPA truck in my area and burglaries are on the rise," she said. "Shame on all the leaders of this jurisdiction for not being our voice!"
In the last couple of days, East Meadow residents have been flocking to local eateries and to the public library for hot meals, WiFi, power and warmth.
"The power situation is ridiculous," Keith Gramlich said. "LIPA charges the highest rates anywhere and delivers the worst service."
On Tuesday morning, it was announced by the school district that schools were set to reopen on Wednesday, but parents said that children will still come home to dark houses and won't be able to do their schoolwork if the situation continues.
"My daughter already said to me, "how am I supposed to focus when I know you're home alone with no power and then no power for home work,'" Victoria Collins Lodise said. "We were told three days ago that someone was coming out to our area. I'm hanging by a thread right now."
"A lot of the East Meadow children are returning home to no power, no heat, no hot water, no food," Eileen Frize Napolitano said.
Residents said that they were told that workers would come to their areas and did not and that with temperatures dropping and the possibility of another storm coming, the problem needs to be fixed right away.
"East Meadow has been forgotten and its time we get back on track," Hoereth McQuillian said.