As LIPA continues to get phone, email, Facebook, and Twitter messages from residents who have spent 11 days without power, one neighborhood has enlisted the help of a snowman to get the word to crews.
This photo, posted on the Syosset Patch Facebook wall by Jim Burdge, shows what Syosset Groves has done to flag down the crews.
"Help! No power for 10 days!" wrote Burdge along with the photo.
This may be the secret weapon in getting power restored, as Burdge later commented, "LIPA contracted crews from Canada & elsewhere showed up in th neighborhood shortly after I posted this pic, and power was restored within four hours."