Less Than 800 Without Power in Commack

LIPA reports that 753 Commack customers remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Sandy.

Power has been restored to the majority of Commack residents after Hurricane Sandy, but there are a few still lingering in the dark after two weeks as of Sunday, according to Long Island Power Authority's outage map. 

LIPA reports there are 753 power outages in Commack as of noon on Sunday. There are still 4,726 power outages in the Town of Huntington and 1,354 outages in the Town of Smithtown on Sunday. 

The utility company has 689 linemen working with 422 tree trimmers in the Town of Huntington, 467 linemen with 262 tree trimmers in the Town of Smithtown to restore power on Sunday.  

There are 20,220 power outages in Suffolk County and nearly 100,000 on Long Island, according to the Outage Map. 

LIPA reports crews have restored power to more than 38,000 customers in the last 24 hours and has said 99 percent of those able to have power restored will have electricity by Tuesday. 

John Valentine, Town of Smithtown's Emergency Management director, encouraged residents who may be the only house on their block without power to contact LIPA to make sure they are aware of the outage. 

"You can't assume they know everyone who is out. It's not a reasonable thing to believe. They might bring up an area, but there might be a few spotty residences that don't have power and they need to know that," Valentine told Patch on Thursday. 

Residents can report downed wire or outage to LIPA immediately at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.

Have you spotted LIPA crews in your neighborhood? Let us and others know on Patch.  

commack resident November 12, 2012 at 07:15 PM
What about Verizon? I hate to complain but have been w/o service for 2 weeks not. Their website is confusing as all hell. I tried to contact them and got somebody in India who wanted me to reset my box. I finally got them on the phone and they are giving me a date of 11/15!! I work from home and my daughter takes online courses from college so this is more than not being able to watch TV. In addition, in this day and age, everybody saves money by pointing you to a website for help, w/o the internet, you are really behind the 8 ball. I can't believe that with all thier vaunted network technology, that they can't produce a map of their outages and a schedule on when they hope to restore service by location. To be honest, I have not even seen a verizon truck in the last 2 weeks. Where are they all?


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