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Malverne Updates Residents on Post-Sandy Recovery Efforts

DPW cleared areas around electrical lines. Power crews working in village Saturday.

Although more than 3,000 Malverne residents were still without power as of Saturday afternoon, according to LIPA, progress has been made to restore the village, local officials said.

The village released the following message Saturday to update residents on the recovery efforts:

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • A variety of crews continue to work throughout the village – please drive carefully.
  • Downed wires can be hazardous – don’t walk near power lines.

LIPA POWER REPAIR

  • Malverne DPW has cleared the areas around electric lines to allow work on the power grid by LIPA
  • Electricity has already been restored to some residents
  • On Saturday there will be many power crews working throughout the village
  • Delivery of poles and transformers have begun, and deliveries are ongoing to facilitate the necessary work

PUBLIC CHARGING STATIONS

  • To accommodate those who need to charge phones, laptops, etc., the Malverne Public Library will be open this Sunday.  The weekend hours are:
    • Saturday (11/3) 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Sunday (11/4) noon - 4 p.m.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Call 911 only to report an emergency
  • For fire or other hazardous condition call 742-3300
  • For police assistance call Malverne Police at 599-3141
  • The phone system at Village Hall was knocked out by the storm, but regular services are available weekdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Brian Rosen DDS November 04, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Better planning is needed for next time ! The law states the a traffic light without power is equal to a stop sign, everyone must be educated to that. On my corner of Scranton and broadway there were many mang accidents! An idea would be to train local people to volunteer as traffic agents when this happens again to have more safe traffic flow! I would be willing to lend a hand and I am sure others would join too
d hause November 04, 2012 at 01:14 PM
DOWNED WIRES N MY LAWN AND TREE SITTING ON WIRES. NO REPLY FROM LIPA EXCEPT IF IT LOKS DANGEROUS "GET OUT". NO INDICATION OF WHEN THEY ARE COMING AND IT IS NOW DAY 7. NO HEAT...NO POWER. I KNOW IT COULD BE MUCH WORSE, BUT THE PEOPLE ANSWERING THE PHONES AT LIPA ARE SO RUDE AND SNIPPY WITH NO INFORMATION. IT SHOULD BE MUCH BETTER THAN THIS.
TW November 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM
This is a whole load of garbage. The mayor of Malverne, Patricia Ann McDonald, is vacationing in Europe while this whole ordeal is going on. One of my neighbors on Linmouth Road said that she spoke with a LIPA crewman on Thursday, and he told her that the power on our block would be "an easy job to fix" (and she recorded his statement, so we have that as proof). If it's such an easy job, WHY IS MY BLOCK ON LINMOUTH ROAD STILL OUT????????????????? Parts of Lynbrook a few blocks away have power!!! WHERE IS THE *****ING POWER? This is getting ludicrous. It's going to be FREEZING tonight, and I have no recourse but to start up my fireplace and engage in looting my neighbor's firewood supply (which is in plain sight on their front porch). Also, my other neighbor yesterday had the audacity to mow his lawn (in other words, flaunting the fact that he was able to get gas to power the damn thing). Guess what's going to happen to his generator if the power doesn't come back on by tonight?? ;-) Yep, this is what we're dealing with, folks.
Pink November 04, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Get a grip TW! There are people who have lost everything from Sandy! Although frustrating to be without power, it is only an inconvenience. Think about everything you have, you still have a house! You sound like a spoiled brat. I am sure if you ask your neighbor, they would gladly give you firewood instead of being a wise guy and suggest looting. And why bring our mayor into the picture. She is on a vacation she planned and should finish it. The board of trustees and deputy mayor can handle things in malverne and they r doing a fine job. P.s. I am still without power myself but am making due without a generator. I do have family and friends who have lost much more than power.
TW November 04, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Oh yeah, Pink? Well, read these statistics: "As of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, LIPA was reporting that 3,393 customers in Malverne, 1,578 in West Hempstead, 1,480 in Lynbrook and 874 in Lakeview were still affected by power outages." Out of all those towns mentioned, Malverne is the smallest with the largest number of outages! Many more outages for a smaller town is an inconceivable statistic and highly negligent. This really has to stop tonight and power better be restored by then. No excuses or exceptions now.
TW November 04, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Oh, and another thing. This current article states: "Although more than 3,000 Malverne residents were still without power as of Saturday afternoon, according to LIPA, progress has been made to restore the village, local officials said." Umm, what progress? More than 3.000 people in Malverne are STILL without power as of SUNDAY afternoon now! NO CHANGE HAS OCCURRED IN 24 HOURS! Do you believe this???
Sal DeVita November 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Called LIPA again today for the fourth time regarding my down house line. The message I received was that they could not answer my call and please call back at another time. Really!
HR Man November 05, 2012 at 08:22 PM
If you really want to be outraged, look at the articles online about the salaries that LIPA execs pay themselves. Even more appalling than that is that many of them don't have a background in tge utility industry - they are political appointees or were hired on the "friends and family plan."

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