Lauren Beth is seven months pregnant and like thousands of other East Meadow residents, she is furious that she has been without power for 11 days.
"I was patient until Tuesday, but now I am upset," Beth said. "I'm pregnant and ready to pull out my hair."
Residents expressed their anger and frustration toward LIPA on East Meadow Patch's Facebook page on Thursday, saying that they feel abandoned by the company and that have not been given straight answers after spending days in cold and dark homes with small children and pets.
"Unacceptable, Dina Romano-Jacovetti said. "They need to be held accountable. The funny thing is, they would know where to find us if we didn't pay our bill."
It is depressing and disgusting," Rena Barsh-Rudolph said. "My husband signed up to get communication from them via text and we haven't heard anything in days."
On Thursday, more than 3,000 people remained with power, according to LIPA. Even more outages were caused by Wednesday's snowstorm.
"My parents aren't young and they haven't had power this whole time," Tammy Manor said. "For the amount of taxes people on Long Island pay they shouldn't be treated so poorly."