Updates Sunday, 2:30 p.m.: The number of LIPA customers without power in Commack have been halved over the past 72 hours as crews continue to work on turning lights on across Long Island.
About 4,600 customers are reported to be without power following last week's storm, according to LIPA's outage map, compared to just under 10,000 on Thursday morning.
Just over 350,000 LIPA customers remain without power according to LIPA's power outage map.
Original story: The number of lingering power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy continues to drop in the Commack into Thursday morning.
As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Long Island Power Authority is reporting 9,778 Commack homes and businesses are without power. This is down from 12,728 power outages in Commack as of 7:18 p.m. Wednesday, and significantly less than the 23,718 outages reported immediately after the storm.
There are still 55,564 outages reported in the Town of Huntington and 44,181 in the Town of Smithtown as of 8 a.m. Thurday, according to LIPA's Outage Map.
LIPA reported it has from as far away as California in hopes of speeding up the restoration of service. .
The outages in Suffolk County have also dropped to 304,482 as of 8 a.m.
LIPA customers can report outages and can also report outages by calling 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900.
Those who have signed up for the utility company's mobile program can text "OUT" to 695472. To register for the texting program, send "REG" to 695472 and follow the step-by-step instructions.
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