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Tell Us: Do You Have Power Yet?

What neighborhoods are seeing the light in Oyster Bay?

Friday marks 11 days since Hurricane Sandy roared through the area, taking down trees, power and phone lines, and anything else in her way.

Those who went back to work were able to escape their cold, dark houses for a few hours each day, but as the weekend begins, residents will be spending more time in their own homes.

Who still doesn't have power? Who got a taste of electricity only to have it knocked out again by this week's nor'easter? How are you coping? Have you been staying home or have you moved temporarily to family or friends' houses?

Comment with what neighborhoods are in the dark and how you are surviving.

suzanne November 10, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Half of Foxhunt Crescent and all of Tiber has no power for 12 days. Registered on line, via text, called in a ticket NO COMMUNICATIION !! Same automated response that LIPA DISPATCHED crews NOV. 1st. UNACCEPTABLE!!
as November 10, 2012 at 01:19 PM
No power on grace lane, oyster bay cove. Day 13 and counting. I wonder what kind of bonuses will be awarded to the top execs of lipa this year for all the pain and suffering endured by millions. Shame on you LIPA and to the top honchos at lipa.
Monika November 10, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Day 13 without power in Birchwood park section of Syosset. This is the height of incompetence and negligence on the part of LIPA. The execs.should be fired after cutting off their power!
Irene November 10, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Clearview village near south oyster bay rd no power 13 days and counting. Told me by thanksgiving. No lipa trucks in sight. Tired disgusted sick and I have asthma and copd. Lipa is a joke but no one is laughing.
Disgusted! November 10, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Cheshire avenue - same as Marcellino who apparently has cleared out!
Janina Stodolski November 10, 2012 at 02:09 PM
No power on Park Dr. E. I was told maybe by 11/22.
Randy November 10, 2012 at 02:16 PM
We need to have a community meeting once power is restored to figure out how we are going to get LIPA and its management for ignoring us for close to 2 weeks now. I have not had any power for an instant and still no LIPA trucks. Must need a pole. We must have a lawyer among us who knows what best to do. A PUC complaint would be a start but the paying 5 cents on your next two bills (set aside the money) is a community response that will get their attention. By the way, their bonuses will be more than I make in 3 years.
jan jones November 10, 2012 at 02:43 PM
None on Kathleen drive N. It is extremely hard as a nurse to go to work everyday after taking a cold shower or sponge bath. Heating baby wipes in foil over a candle just doesn't cut it. We need to remember that even Cuomo has been worthless the next time he is up for election. He has his eye on the Whitehouse.
Brenda Wendelken November 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Lost power here on Berry Hill Road on Mon at 6:30 during storm. Nothing for 6 days; then the miracle! Power back on Sun. nite Great for 2 days til nor'easter. Lost again 'til Fri. I'm afraid to buy food for refrig. as I threw out lots even using coolers. I always had gas available for cooking on stovetop - just lit w/matches and candles. I see the news and learn about people who lost houses on south shore, who have nothing, so I don't feel right complaining about my freezing, dark house which has a roof, walls, and dry basement. I don't understand why people can't get connected, but I've heard about out of town crews helping, not being treated well (don't know it that's true), but finding power lines in back yards inaccessible is the response. I heard that poles are old and need replacing, too. Why can't the power company bury the lines underground like FIOS and the phone company. I think that is the answer. For me, I am going to investigate buying a generator, because I believe the climate change information and that we are going to be having storms like this more and more.
Anthony Fulgieri November 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I just moved here and I know there are a lot of civic associations in Syosset. I think there is one for my subdivision in Syosset groves. I wonder if that could be a place to at least start getting residents together to see what issues we have in our communities with emergency preparedness etc.
Randi Shapiro November 10, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Upper numbers on west side of Stuart drive in syosset never got power back at all. East side of street has power for 2 days now.
Ed Curto November 10, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Edna drive east side still does NOT have power
Bev Macuk November 10, 2012 at 06:01 PM
SYOSSET-PARKVIEW DRIVE-BACK ON WEDNESDAY, IN ALL-ELECTRIC HOME. THAT MEANT NO STOVE, LIGHT, ETC. OUR POWER LINES ARE IN UN-TENDED RIGHT OF WAYS-ADJACENT OUR BACKYARDS ..PERHAPS A "CITIZEN " COMMITTE IN EACH COMMUNITY COULD DISCOVER LINE BREAKS AND REPORT THEM INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR LIPA "LOOKING"
Irene November 10, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Parkway dr near south oyster bay rd syosset clearview village. No trucks in sight. We need lawyers to sue. Is anyone out there?
Bev Macuk November 10, 2012 at 06:53 PM
WEDNESDAY SAW MANY PARKED LIPA TRUCKS IN PLAINVIEW SHOPPING CENTER ALSO ON WOODBURY NEAR MARKET-NO IDEA WHERE WORKERS WERE CLEARVIEW VILLAGE HAS ORGANIZATION-MAYBE ??
LIPAsucks November 10, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Latest estimate for restoration for me (donna lane) is Wed. Nov. 13
jan jones November 10, 2012 at 07:32 PM
They are also restoring power to lose who lost it again during the nor'easter which they said they wouldn't do. They were supposed to give it to us who have never had it restored. Liars
Jim Burdge November 10, 2012 at 11:55 PM
LIPA contracted tree trim & pole replacement crews arrived today to work on the area of major damage between 55-87 Florence Drive that will restore power to 11-63 Syosset Circle (odd number side) and their backyard neighbors 51-107 Florence Drive, hopefully tomorrow (31 homes).
Jim Burdge November 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM
LIPA should be converting to underground service as the Town of Oyster Bay undergoes it's curb, apron, and repaving program started in the center of Syosset Groves this summer. Perfect time to do it while the streets are tore up. Syosset Groves Civic Association contact: http://www.syossetlibrary.org/community/civic-organizations/66-civic-organizations/57-syosset-groves-civic-association
Shabnam Aslam November 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Finally we just got our power back at Pollok Place in Syosset, luckily. Thanks God. I hope and pray for those who did not get their power back that they will get it soon, InshaAllah.
AM November 11, 2012 at 05:49 AM
In syosset only a few houses have power I don't but across the street does. I've had no power for 11 days
Janine D'Amato November 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM
On Belmont Circle..got power back after 11 days...called LIPA repeatedly bc felt like we were forgotten..once I saw the trucks around felt more hopeful. Such a mess..
Min November 11, 2012 at 05:11 PM
That is not true. There are still many many homes in Bethpage without power. Yes, my power was restored within a few days but when the storm hit on Wednesday I am again without power and this is due to a powerline being down. The wire (a live one) was buried under the snow and it pulled other lines down on the corner that you could not go down 3 of the streets at the corner. You had to make a u-turn and go back down the block. Best response by LIPA (when we were able to get a live person) was maybe on Tuesday a crew would come by. Doesn't matter that the line is in the street at the bus stop for the elementary children. Line was sparking but again LIPA did not care. So yes Mangano lives in Bethpage and that does not matter. So please get your facts straight before making untrue statements. There are homes in Bethpage that has not had their power restored at all. We are all annoyed with the situation and ALL the blame should be put on LIPA. Not where we live.
Lena Tumasyan November 11, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I live in Syosset and today is day 14 of no electricity. We're getting by with a generator, but the first 7 days we had nothing. The most frustrating part is that the whole first week that I was calling I couldn't get thru to a person, and when I finaly did, they couldnt tell me when we'd get electricity. The most frustrating part is the not knowing what is happening or when they'll get to you. And their website with the red and blue map is useless. The other map with the triangles and Hard hats was more useful, at least there you could see activity and progress.
Anthony Fulgieri November 12, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Thanks for the info Jim!
Jim Burdge November 12, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Your welcome Anthony. The Syosset Groves Civic Association needs to become much more active in our community. We have lived here 16+ years and I think I remember receiving one notice of an organized meeting about our neighborhood. I will be talking to Warren Church about this soon. Stay tuned.....
Brenda Wendelken November 12, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I spoke with a friend who lives in Bethpage. He has been out a long time and just got his back. He went out and spoke to repair crews near his home after 12 days and they gave him the real lowdown. They were from Mass. and some other southern state (can't remember which). They told him all visiting crews were supervised by one LIPA man but ran the groups themselves. They decided how to repair, LIPA only gave direction as to where repairs should be made. They said LIPA poles, wires, equipment, etc. were all twenty or more years out of date. This is why we are in such a mess. Also they were ill treated. Instead of getting place to sleep, they slept in trucks, begged bathroom use at eateries, and had no shower facilities. I don't know what they did about that. My friend asked them into his house and let them use his bathroom for the short time they worked near his house. I agree that LIPA has to be looked into, reformed, restaffed, and certainly come into the 21st century with their equipment. Why hasn't anyone seen this until now? Isn't anyone or board checking on how LIPA is being run?
Anthony Fulgieri November 13, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Jim, this is something that I would interested in learning more about. I have two very young kids and I am planning on living in the area for a while. Are you a member of the association.
Janina Stodolski November 13, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Park Drive east has power!
anne marie gray November 14, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Does Lucille Dr have power yet?

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