LIPA: More Than 3,000 Still Remain Without Power in East Meadow

Thousands of East Meadow residents have been without electricity for 12 days.

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is reporting that 3,680 customers in East Meadow are still without power as of 7:05 a.m. on Friday.

On Thursday morning, there were 3,623 customers without power.

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.

Jennifer November 09, 2012 at 02:16 PM
LIPA is a disgrace. At this point I also blame our Representatives in Nassau County. Don't we vote them in to help us? To pay the highest electricity rates in the country, one of the wealthiest counties in the country and I am pretty sure in the top 10 for highest property taxes. Really?. We need another electric company on Long Island so we can make a choice between LIPA (monopoly) and a new company, then maybe LIPA will start to do their job.
A mommu November 09, 2012 at 02:24 PM
3rd street is a mess! 12 days and NO trucks in sight! School buses carrying OUR children had to reverse all the way down the block from prospect avenue down to franklin ave because of the power line in the middle of the road for 12 days!!! And no way of knowing the road was closed till they reached the end! A disaster waiting to happen! and 3rd st is a major cut through to get to hemp trpk!
michael hinchy November 09, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I guess i am one of the lucky ones.No water in my basement.My family is safe.Yet i don’t feel so lucky.We dont have multilpe poles down. We dont have trees down all over the nieghborhood.12 days without power. No lipa trucks in sight.No contact with lipa for 4 days. 13 crews working in garden city yesterday. I guess i bought a home in a forgotten town.Maybe lipa will lower my bill.Sad and forgotten in East Meadow
Alexander J. Swiderski November 11, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Any idea what the symbols on the map indicate? Outages severe etc? What's the diffrence between Blue, green, purple & yellow? It would be nice to know what areas are out and why. Lots of trucks heading up & down Newbridge Rd. Where are they going?


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