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East Meadow Residents Grow More Frustrated With LIPA

Thousands in East Meadow have remained without power for 11 days.

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."

Mia November 09, 2012 at 12:11 PM
LIPA what are you doing with out of town electricians you bring in? I know of an electrician from the New England area, here since Monday and has yet to do any work. He said all they do all day is " drive around.". One site they waited around all day for the tree removal unit to show up, they never did. Day 2, waited for a piece of equipment at a work site, never showed. He has now been here for 5 days and has seen no work! Why is this happening? I am waking to 12 days without power and my son again has to do his homework by flashlight.
kelly November 09, 2012 at 01:41 PM
shame on LIPA!!!!!!!!!!! Apparently if you know someone that works at LIPA, you get your power back immediately(my sister in Westbury got hers turned on by the neighbor who works there) the heck with the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gail Elis November 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Last year after Irene my block was still without power 3 days after the rest of the area had been restored. I called LIPA and (miracle) I got a live person!!! She told me their map showed our power had indeed been restored. I had to yell and scream until she gave me to a supervisor. By 11 PM 6 LIPA trucks had arrived on the block and the power was restored at 1AM! The next afternoon another LIPA truck was parked around the corner. I spoke to the lineman who informed me that we were "somehow missed". So, keep calling, as I have been doing. The more calls, maybe we'll get some faster action.
Lou November 11, 2012 at 04:36 PM
my sister is on seventh st 2 blocks off prospect hasn't seen lights since the storm this is crazy
Bill Alderman November 11, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Frustrated is NOT the word for it. Boiling Vehement Anger at LIPA and our elected officials that are doing nothing for the ones still with out power or heat . It is now 14+ days in homes with NO water in the basements, No or little internal damage, NO door to door Inspection is needed, JUST get your heads out of the piles of displaces sand in other areas and FLIP THE FREAKING SWITCH! Someone is going to get very very sick or worse soon. Barnum Woods School has had power for over a week (not that there was much school) And they are just across the street from me . You know what they say about a man that has nothing more to lose!
marianne krause November 13, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Please did you all expect more then what you got from LIPA?. What are you all new? Instead of whining try thinking about or better yet help those who have lost everything not just their lights, there are those who have lost family, lost everything they own and God knows when they will get their lights. My husband just came home from long beach he says its like a war zone people taking stuff out of there house still with water knee deep everything they own gone and all you can think about is being without your lights for a short time 2 weeks not bad as opposed to those who lost everything and may never recover from this storm perspective people!!

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