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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.

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 were all twenty or more years out of date.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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