UPDATED: 11:21 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012
The Long Island Power Authority reports that power has been restored to the roughly 50 customers in Lynbrook and 24 in Malverne who were experiencing outages Tuesday night.
As of 11:21 p.m., a crew had been assigned to repair the power outage in West Hempstead near Peninsula Boulevard, which has impacted 21 customers. Power is expected to be restored to this area by 11:30 p.m.
As a fierce storm heads toward Nassau County, winds started picking up speed in Malverne, Lynbrook and West Hempstead Tuesday evening.
Around 6:45 p.m., 21 Long Island Power Authority customers in West Hempstead, near Peninsulva Boulevard, lost power. The strong wind gusts led to two power outages -- one in Malverne near Ocean Avenue and another in Lynbrook near Union and Atlantic avenues -- around 6 p.m. These outages impact roughly 24 LIPA customers in Malverne and more than 50 in Lynbrook.
A crew has been assigned to the outage in Lynbrook and power is expected to be restored there by 9:30 p.m., according to LIPA. Malverne residents affected by the outage near Ocean Avenue may have to wait longer. LIPA reports that a crew has not yet been assigned to this area and power isn't expected to be restored until 11 p.m.
LIPA customers can report an outage or receive power restoration updates by texting OUT to 695472 (myLIPA). This requires one-time registration. Customers can also visit LIPA's Storm Center online or from a mobile device or call 1-800-490-0075. When reporting an outage, LIPA encourages customers to use the option of providing a phone number so that it can call them back when service restoration updates become available.