Many Commack residents continue to linger int he dark without electricity as LIPA is slowly making strides to return power to the area.
Long Island Power Authority reports that 4,560 Commack homes and businesses are without power are of 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to LIPA's storm outage map. This number is relatively unchanged since 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
There are approximately 22,600 customers without power in Town of Huntington and 14,500 without electricity in the Town of Smithtown, according to LIPA's outage map, down from more than 50,000 immediately after the storm.
LIPA posted this update on its website as of Wednesday morning:
LIPA has restored service to more than 700,000customers who lost power due to Hurricane Sandy. This leaves approximately 270,000 customers without power, excluding customers in the most severely flooded areas.
Power to tens of thousands of customers is being restored daily and we are on schedule to have power back to 90 percent of all customers by Wednesday, November 7.
The utility company says its has 11,000 workers dedicated to restoring power across Long Island, with another 1,600 arriving on Monday. Their priorities will be restoring power to health care facilities, schools and key components of LIPA's electric system.