The Nor`easters high winds have created additional power outages for Long Island Power Authority crews still struggling to recover after Hurricane Sandy.
There were power outages in 14,510 homes in the Town of Huntington following Hurricane Sandy before Wednesday's nor'easter, but after the latest storm now there are 16,311 outages, according to LIPA's Outage Map. The utility company tracks all of Commack's power outages under the Town of Huntington.
On Thursday morning, there are 3,633 Commack residents and businesses who remain without power. Despite the storm, the number of power outages is down slightly from 3,827 reported early Wednesday.
There are 511 lineman working with 427 tree trimmers assigned to the Town of Huntington, which includes all of Commack, as of 9 a.m. Thursday.
LIPA published a statement regarding the impact of the nor`easter of its website Wednesday:
Today’s weather may impede our restoration efforts, because we must also ensure the safety of our workforce. Rest assured that our crews will continue to work as long as, and whenever, it is safe to do so. When possible, we will restore power to customers who have been without power for the longest time. Your safety and well being remain our number one priority and we thank you for your continued patience during this difficult time.
Residents can report downed wire to LIPA immediately at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.