Over 4,000 Syosset, Woodbury Homes Remain Without Power

Numbers slowly decrease, but not to residents' satisfaction.

More than a week after Hurricane Sandy tore through Syosset, more than 4,000 homes remain in the dark.

The Long Island Power Authority claims it is working around the clock on restoration and now has more than 6,200 lineman and tree workers on Long Island. The utility reported early Monday that is has restored nearly 700,000 customers to power and is "on track" to have most customers restored by Wednesday.

At 1 a.m. Monday, there are more than 166,000 customers in Nassau County without power, including 46,000 customers in the Town of Oyster Bay, an estimated 100,000 people without power. Many are now shivering through 40-degree nights without heat.

Those include 3,082 customers in Syosset and 1,400 in Woodbury, according to the LIPA outage map. Syosset's numbers reportedly compare with Plainview's.

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At 1 a.m. Monday, there are more than 166,000 customers in Nassau County without power, including 46,000 customers in the an estimated 100,000 people without power. Many are now shivering through 40-degree nights without heat.

"Where is LIPA today? There are no trucks in Syosset Woodbury area. We are going to be freezing tonight," tweeted @AllBadHamant.

"I don't know one person in Syosset who lost power and has had it restored. It's an absolute disgrace," tweeted Linda DiProperzio.

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Many are also defending the efforts of LIPA and counting their blessings that blackots are the worst of their problems.

"I get it that its tough without power," wrote Marilyn Urso on Syosset Patch's Facebook. "We've been out since Monday like the rest of the area. But have you looked at the amazing amount of destruction here on the north shore? Stop complaining and go out & make a difference for someone who is worse off than you are."

"The issue isn't necessarily about some LI residents wanting to complain- the issue is needing to reach LIPA and NATIONAL GRID to let them know that gas furnaces etc were fully submerged in water and that service should NOT be turned on when the rest of the neighborhood gets turned on for safety reasons," responded Kerry Gillick Goldberg. "I've been unsuccessful with reaching them about a family home on the south shore."

The complaints are not limited to Syosset and Woodbury:

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, demanded that LIPA "immediately remedy its poor customer service and improve its inadequate sharing of information with residents who are still without power."

"LIPA’s failure to keep customers informed of the latest information on conditions and improvements is simply unacceptable," King said. "County Executive (Edward) Mangano and I have heard so many complaints from many Long Island towns and neighborhoods about the ‘arrogant’ and unhelpful attitude of so many of LIPA employees as well as LIPA’s failure to respond to legitimate inquiries from those without power.”

LIPA says 275,000 total customers are without power, excluding customers in the most severely flooded areas. According to LIPA, tens of thousands of customers are being restored daily.

Lyle November 05, 2012 at 09:00 PM
We're is lipa ?
Lyle November 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
We are freezing , New Jersey. Has it together they were prepared lipa Was not
larry li November 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Still no power and no update - Barbara and Ava dr
AndrewS November 05, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Where is Obama? Oh, yeah... he's warming up for his Election Day basketball game.
NH November 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Don't believe the numbers. LIPA's outage map had a light blue triangle tagged over my neighborhood since the storm began saying 600+ customers were out. Now that triangle is missing from the LIPA outage map and we still have no power or LIPA service workers in the area.
ENR November 05, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Janina Stodolski November 05, 2012 at 10:44 PM
No one at Park Drive and Cedar Street.
AndrewS November 05, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The good news is that we will have a smaller electric bill. *snort* Wait... I wonder who will foot the clean-up and repairs?
Judy Brosnahan November 05, 2012 at 11:57 PM
a crew was dispatched to my area in SYOSSET GROVE at 10:40am this morning... this means that we are now on the list to have a crew come ASSess.
Patricia Pascullo November 06, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Syosset birchwood no power freezing! They are still Doing an assessment. Fire the whole load of them.
A November 06, 2012 at 08:10 AM
All the help received by power repair teams travelling from Florida, Alabama, etc, are not being used by LIPA. In fact we see some of these repair vehecles simply parading up and down LIE in convoys. What a pity that there is no care forr the stranded homeowners freezing in the dark cold!
A November 06, 2012 at 08:18 AM
Previously assessment was completed by people in compact cars and the repair tteams would soon follw. Once the repair team arrived at a locatio, within hours the power would be back. Now resouces and is deliberately wasted by the repair teamms scribbling on pieces of paper or notepads. Two repair trucks spent almost two hours on the tr
A November 06, 2012 at 08:24 AM
Two repair teams spent over two hours making their little notes and leaving. Why were these survey people not in compact cars? Why were two repair trucks made to be on wasteful mode? What system is this when outside help is not used, repair vehicles are used instead of compact cars? The sheer waste is very unnecessary!
A November 06, 2012 at 08:26 AM
The wasted repair trucks were observed near Ceder street in Syosset
Dina Narlis Minucci November 06, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Cherry Lane, Cherry Lane East & The Hollows are still out.
Janet Jeddah November 06, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Most of Clearview Village still out. Have seen no trucks, no repair teams and no note scribblers. Now on day 8. Same as last year. First to lose and last to regain power. I would like to be reconnected to the loop of the people across from me. They never lose power or never for more than a few hours; and this is going back as far as Hurricane Gloria in '85.
Dina Narlis Minucci November 06, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I just called Senator Marcellino's Office. The mailbox is full, will not accept any more messages! Calling LIPA all morning, the phone is busy. What next??
Dina Narlis Minucci November 06, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I spoke with a very nice lady at Senator Marcellino's office. She took my name & phone number and said the office will see what they can do. Fingers are crossed!
Irene November 06, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Not one repair truck nobody in Clearview Village and most of the homes have no power. Lipa you will lose your license. Totally incompetent. 35 degrees in the house and you send $300 electric bills.
Shabnam Aslam November 06, 2012 at 03:34 PM
We should not pay our utility bills for this month and for the next month because of the discomfort they gave us. How can we live in 38 degrees. LIPA should get down and ask for forgiveness from those people who think LIPA wanted them to die. LIPA it's all because of you that we made big lines for pumping up gas for the generators in this bitter cold.


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