As Hurricane Sandy started striking the Long Island region Monday night, hundreds of Wantagh and Seaford residents found themselves without power.
According to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) storm center website, there were 3,445 outages in Wantagh and 3,048 in North Wantagh as of 9:03 p.m. LIPA also reported 922 power outages in Seaford. In total, 618,427 LIPA customers were without power by mid Monday afternoon including 142,854 in the Town of Hempstead.
When Hurricane-turned Tropical Storm Irene struck Long Island last year, nearly 10,000 LIPA outages were reported in the Wantagh-Seaford area.
To report an outage to LIPA, call 1-800-490-0075 or text 'REG' to 695472 (myLIPA) and then 'OUT.' For more important emergency contacts, tips and links, click here.