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Strong Winds Knock Out Power to 50 Homes

The Long Island Power Authority is reporting outages in Malverne, Lynbrook and West Hempstead Thursday.

The strong winds gusts that started Wednesday night and continued into Thursday have knocked out power to hundreds of homes on Long Island.

As of 11:19 a.m., the Long Island Power Authority was reporting nearly 750 active outages across its system. There were 23 customers experience power loss in West Hempstead, 17 in Malverne, 11 in Lynbrook and less than five in East Rockaway.

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LIPA expects the power to be restored in West Hempstead, Malverne and Lynbrook by 2:30 p.m. today. The utility is still assessing the condition of the outages in East Rockaway.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory around 9 a.m. Thursday that will remain in effect until 6 p.m. EST for western Long Island, New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, northeast New Jersey and western portions of southern Connecticut. 

Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected throughout the day. The National Weather Service warns that these strong wings could bring down tree limbs, cause isolated power outages and make driving difficult, especially in high profile vehicles and on elevated roadways and bridges. 

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