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New Storm Creates More Outages in East Meadow

As of Wednesday night more than 3,000 East Meadow residents remained without power.

Just days after Hurricane Sandy caused thousands of residents to lose power in East Meadow, a snowstorm added more outages in the area.

As of 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, 3,181 customers were without power, according to the Long Island Power Authority. On Wednesday morning, LIPA reported that 2,908 customers did not have power.

Thousands of East Meadow residents have been without power for the last 10 days and said that they feel abandoned by LIPA because their questions have not been answered and their neighborhoods have not been assessed.

Mary Esposito November 08, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Let's see how'd they feel if all 3000 of us east meadow residents don't pay our Lipa bill for 6 months!
Sari Bekerman Palmeri November 08, 2012 at 12:09 PM
I'm with Mary. Of course if I don't pay my bill they will turn off my power. That is if they ever restore it.
MAY November 08, 2012 at 01:43 PM
You can't even get a person on the line! This many people don't lose power when it snows. I think they did a half a.. job to say they got it on but now we are all out and because we aren't rich or political it doesn't matter. Maybe MICHAEL can help us here in Salisbury and East Meadow get the attention we need. Please we are desperate and freezing here.
savitha reddy November 08, 2012 at 04:20 PM
SR I see the number of people without power is increasing after 10 days. if you are reporting the outage they say Lipa will call you back within 24-48 hours to let you know about the restoration services. it is 10 days i am still waiting for a call back from them waiting eagerly to know if i will ever get my power back on or not. and also when i am reporting online from work, it comes back as an individual outage whereas my entire block is down though we are right across the hospital.i have not seen any crew around that neighborhood.in the past 10 days.I am very sorry that lots of people have lost have lost their homes, but for us even though we have our homes we are still homeless with no heat and no power. Thanks to LIPA....3600 people in eastmeadow without power is a large number. i am not sure how large a number LIPA is looking at to have priority in restoring the power.....
Susan Intorre November 08, 2012 at 04:34 PM
It's time for our elected officials to help or we need different community leaders. East Meadiw is not a flood area and 3rd world conditions are not acceptable.
SMC November 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I emailed our elected officials and got no response, not even an automated response. Very comforting to know they are there for us.
ArtyMarty November 08, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Nassau Legis. Norma Gonsalves forward your emails to a P{R person who tells you to email someone else. She voted to split EM in half for the new Legislature. Gary Hudes will do everything he can to help you.
Rick Nocella November 08, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Lipa really dropped the ball again. The net of outages I east meadow went up instead of down. I live on Wilson road and have been without power since 10/29. I have emailed, called or texted every official I could think if and still have not gotten I response from anybody as to when we will get power. No one answers any inquiries, I am in the dark in all ways.

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