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Update: More Than 5,000 Still Remain Without Power

LIPA reports that there are about 300 more people without power now then there was on Friday morning.

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is reporting that  5,247 customers in East Meadow are still without power as of 3 p.m. Friday.

Around  7 a.m. on Friday, 4,941 were without power.

To report a power outage, contact LIPA online at www.lipower.org and by phone at 1-800-490-0075.

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Thomas Andrew Oderwald November 02, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. I hope LIPA gets to my house before the pipes start to burst!
Latina November 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Our Military homes are also out of lights in East Meadow.
Tuan November 02, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I have reported a possible live wire that's down in my backyard, the night of the storm. LIPA has not done anything and still have no power.
Mike November 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Isn't it just great, I see about 9 crews in Manhasset Hills and even more additional crews just outside of Manhasset Hills. Where are the crews for East Meadow? Carle Place? Garden City? Mineola? Stewart Manor? Who is the dolt that assigned that many crews to the same town/area? There is no way that was the best decision to make. LIPA could probably be brought up on charges of gross negligence. I think a case could be made that LIPA did little to nothing to prepare for and/or prevent this.
Steve t November 02, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Lipa didn't want to pay out of state workers to be here on standby Now look at us ? CEO of lipa needs to resign
Scott Abel November 02, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I live in East Meadow and work in Carle Place. We have had power in our building since Wednesday but no sign of any work crews in East Meadow. Please help and get us back online!
mpin November 02, 2012 at 07:41 PM
I've seen dozens of workers in East Meadow. All day yesterday and today. Friends on 7th Street had their power restored today. These workers are doing what they can, as fast as they can. There were over one million without power Tuesday morning. There is half that now. Please be patient and don't be angry just because someone else's home was restored before yours. Also, headlines that say "Power will take nine days to restore" are misleading. That means all power, to everyone, including remote areas. It does not mean nine days for EVERYONE. Let all of us who suffered nothing more than power outages remember the people whose lives and/or homes were lost. Yea, we are cold and tired and just want our lives back but at least we have houses and lives to go back to. Patience. Work like this doesn't happen in a day. Or even five days.
Dave November 02, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Remember when Nassau was "the" county to live in in the US?
R-LOU November 03, 2012 at 01:46 AM
This does suck but I agree with mpin. Power will be back sooner then later. Now we have to worry about GAS!!!!
Liz November 03, 2012 at 02:09 AM
I watch the team clear the tree that feel on the main line. All LIPA said they need to do is run the line to the main. We would have power by 4 today.They never appeared. They cut the tree Thursday and never came back. I am one of the luck ones I have a grenerator that is working with hot water and the heat. But we have families with small children. I have lived here all my life and I don't care that this is the storm of the century. LIPA with all your talk about the big one you still were not prepared. I just hope they investigate this. People should not be out of work for Aa weeklike this power outage has put us in. People inland are unable to help the hardest hit if we are fighting to get our self in order. the state has asked all residence to help the people in the most hit area but how can we if we are barely able to keep our families warm
mpin November 03, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Investigate what? How they put 500,000 people back in three days? Do you think they work with magic? They are moving at a pretty fast pace. Stop complaining. You still have a house and your life? Deal with it. They'll get to you. Sorry you weren't the first to get your power back, but after only four days you don't have the right to be angry about this (I still don't have power, either).
CRaymondi November 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I live in Garner Place (East Meadow) but right now I'm in PA because we didn't have power and I have a 2 month old baby, do you know if the power has been restore in that area, please let me know because I don't know if I should stay for a couple more days or come back to my house

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