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Less Than 75 Still Without Power in Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook [Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m. Update]

Utility crews have restored power to more than 10,000 local customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The Long Island Power Authority, with t has restored electricity to thousands of residents and businesses in Malverne, West Hempstead, Lynbrook and Lakeview alone during the past two weeks.  Still, as of Friday, there were still nearly 75 LIPA customers across the four communities who were on their 18th day without power since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.

As of 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 16, LIPA was reporting that there were still 10 customers in Lynbrook (down from 102 Wednesday), 54 in West Hempstead, (up from 7 Thursday) and less than 5 in both Malverne and Lakeview still affected by outages. Since last Thursday, LIPA has restored roughly 2,200 customers in Malverne, more than 1,000 in West Hempstead, 275 in Lakeview and 1,500 in Lynbrook, including the businesses on Atlantic Avenue that went 12 days without power.

In the initial aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, power outages impacted more than 3,300 LIPA customers in Malverne, 4,000 in Lynbrook, 3,000 in West Hempstead and 1,900 in Lakeview including local schools, businesses, gas stations and traffic signals at busy intersections. Most of these customers were without their power for a week or more.

Patch compiled a list of streets and traffic signals in Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook that were still without power as of early this week, and it was submitted to elected village, state, town and county officials this week. (If you do still not have power, let us know by posting here.) 

In its Nov. 13 nightly update, LIPA said more than 1.1 million customers, 99 percent of those who lost power during Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter, had been restored. It stated:

"Some customers remain without power because of the two storms, and we will not rest until all customer issues are addressed. Outage numbers will continue to fluctuate as new outages not related to these storms occur. Our substantial workforce will continue to work 24/7 to restore power."

In Nassau County, up to 7,300 customers still without power are unable to safely receive power without customer repairs

LIPA also issued these tips to its customers:

  • If you are still without power and need to find a shelter near you, text SHELTER and your zip code to #43362 (4FEMA), or call the American Red Cross at 877-733-2767. 
  • Assume any downed wire is live. Stay away and report it to 1-800-490-0075.
  • To report an outage to LIPA, call 1-800-490-0075 or text 'REG' to 695472 (myLIPA) and then 'OUT.' 
  • All LIPA and National Grid employees involved in electric restoration carry identification badges, and almost all restoration work can be completed without entering your home.  For your own safety, please do not allow anyone into your home without first verifying identification.
  •  If you are using a generator, be sure to only operate it outdoors. Do not connect a generator to your home’s wiring. This could send power into the electric system, jeopardizing the safety of crews working to restore power. 
  • Stay clear of crews working in your neighborhood.  Power restoration work requires well-established safety procedures, including clearance zones around work sites.
  • Stay out of flooded basements, even if the power is out.  Stay clear of the breaker box if it’s in a flooded basement.
  • For more important emergency contacts, tips and links, click here.

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Tara Conry (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Trying to compile a list of current places that do not have power in Malverne, West Hempstead, Lynbrook and Lakeview. (Will send it to LIPA, just in case, and local leaders. ) Click on this link to add a local street or business: http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/where-are-power-outages-in-malverne-west-hempstead-and-lynbrook
Jax November 07, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Half of Wagg Avenue. The top half that is closer to Franklin Avenue. As of Friday LIPA restored power on the half Wagg Avenue and told the half closer to Franklin that we are NOT a prority and they do not know when they will get to us.
Kelly Flexer November 07, 2012 at 06:39 PM
we have power!!!! lipa fixed late last evening! only took 9 days!
Sal DeVita November 07, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I got my power back last night but my neighbors to the left on Scarcliffe Dr. down to the creek and across the street, including Adair, McIntosh, Ross and Pickett are still without power as far as I know.
Tara Conry (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 08:53 PM
@K. what street?
Adolfo Valle November 07, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Apparently Wisconsin power guys are working in Malverne. Is this true? Can we get just one guy to come to Jennings Ave between Wadleigh and Lincoln Ave. and flip a breaker on? 5 families would be very grateful! Unless we're missing something, all of us here are at a loss as to why we don't have power. It seems we were forgotten. If LIPA would at least talk to us and explain what is going on then we all wouldn't feel so hopeless. Right now we don't even know if they know we're out! I've sent numerous texts to them waiting for the confirmation they promise on their site. Nothing. Not a text. Not a call. And certainly not a worker within 5 blocks of here. I've driven around. Not one truck.
KC November 08, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Power is back on linden street after 11 days, got home from work at 4:15pm and was happy to have it back. Thank you DPW, line men and crews from near and far.
Tara Conry (Editor) November 08, 2012 at 02:16 AM
If you reported that power was out on your street and it's since been restored, can you please let me know so I can update the above list? (Want to make sure the focus is on those who still need help.)
Kelly Flexer November 08, 2012 at 02:18 AM
henry street
Anna November 08, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Parts of West Hempstead that had power restored last week are out again due to the nor'easter. Just going by what I'm hearing from friends in one particular area -- Harrison Street (off Eagle Avenue).
Savti7 November 08, 2012 at 03:13 PM
So many trees are down in West hempstead taking power lines with them. Adams Ave between Roosevelt and McKinley. Langley Ave is inaccessible either from the Coolidge Street or Roosevelt Blvd end. luckily the snow is rapidly melting on the trees and wires but that hasa downside. A clump of wet snow on a sagging power line can easily snap the line. Many lines are so stretched out they are sagging on the street. Now I see the wind is picking up! What's up with that??????? We are outta here. LIPA, National Grid, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County no where to be seen! Now that the election is over and we voted the same people in....good luck to all of us. They are going to Disneyland!!!!
Savti7 November 08, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Could the Mayan be correct?????
Anna November 08, 2012 at 04:23 PM
They very well could be.
MCEbby November 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Yesterday and the day before poles were put in and wires were reattached, why do we still not have power on Maxwell,Henry, Oakland and Peach Grove?
Savti7 November 08, 2012 at 07:05 PM
The number of trees down in WH is staggering! Wires are down everywhere. I've seen tree cutters working feverishly but the amount of work is enormous. We are fleeing the area. Good luck to everyone. Just remember if you have a roof over your head and everyone is safe and unharmed it is a great blessing. Many are homeless and helpless. Even in "affluent" LI the effect of this storm is still the same.
TW November 09, 2012 at 01:06 AM
As of 7:32 PM, I am happy to report that Linmouth Road in Malverne received power!!! Thank you, NORTH CAROLINA for getting us back to normal!
Adolfo Valle November 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM
All of Jennings is now down between Eagle Ave and Lincoln. (Expanded from just between Lincoln and Wadleigh). Haven't seen anyone of these out of state guys anywhere near here. If this list id being distributed please add this info to it. We're working on Day 12 without power. I feel very upset and duped having paid into LIPA for many years, most of it at an average of $200 a bill. Was it too much to ask for just basic competence during this storm and recovery? According to the Newsday and Patch I guess it was. Robbery, plain and simple.
Theresa M. November 09, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Clarkson and Crimson Avenue back up as of last night - THANK YOU to the guys from North Carolina. They couldn't have been any more helpful to us. When the power went back up on our block, our home was still without. The guy came in, looked at our box and told us to call the electrician as the main power fuse now needed to be replaced. Must have been a surge when the power went back on. The men from North Carolina actually came back to our home to check up on us make sure that everything was okay. You couldn’t ask for a nicer crew.
Adolfo Valle November 09, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Please, if you see these guys again..we can use some nice guys over here. Jennings Ave in West Hempstead, off Eagle ave near the Lakeview stables.
DallasNC November 09, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I just want to say thank you for all the nice comments for the NC crew. My husband is on this crew and they have been working hard (16 to 18 hours a day). He has a cold and is tired but still working hard so he can be home for Thanksgiving. They are wonderful men. When you see the City of Gastonia truck please be patient (they can only do what they are told) with them and tell them thank you. They have been gone for over a week and we miss them very much! You all are in our prayer and hopefully you will all have your power on soon, they are working as fast as they can. They are also thankful to be able to stay in the village so they can work.
Anna November 09, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Harrison Street in West Hempstead got restored yesterday.
Allison November 09, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I just received a text that I may have power on Ambrose Ave when I get home. If that is true I will owe a big thanks to Paul Jessup of the Malverne DPW and the NC Crew! Hey DallasNC, thanks for your sacrifice. We are so grateful.
Tara Conry (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Great news!
Tara Conry (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Awesome. Let me know if that is true. I'll live you on our list until you do confirm it's definitely on.
Tara Conry (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Thanks for the update, Theresa. Happy to hear your back on the grid!
Tara Conry (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Will update our list and pass the information along to your officials. Thanks!
Tara Conry (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Great to hear!
DallasNC November 09, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Allison I hope that you are on as well when you get home! That is what America is all about, in times of need we all should help out however we can for one another. I cannot do much myself here in NC here but am sending many prayers for you all up there!
Allison November 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Ambrose Avenue and most of Peterhoff restored on Nov 9th. Sorry I didn't post earlier. I spend yesterday at Breezy Point. Our problems are small compared to theirs. I helped homeowners clean out debris and pack precious items to take away. Its like a war zone there. Took 3 hours to get to them and 5 hours to leave. Red Cross and other charities, Marines, average citizens all swarming there to help. Its so beautiful to see people pull together like this.
Annette November 11, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I got outta Dodge and moved to NC just before the hurricane hit. I can't reach any of my neighbors on Nothern Blvd. in Baldwin Harbor. Does anyone have any info? Thanks.

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