Plainview residents are growing increasingly angry as their community waits in the dark while other areas of Long Island gradually see power restored.
They are likening their current treatment to LIPA's response to Hurricane Irene just last year, where Plainview was one of the last communities to be fully restored to power.
The residents are responding to a Facebook request for updates from their streets. Go to our Facebook Page here and "Like" us and join the conversation.
At 11 a.m. there were more than 80 comments on the thread which was posted just four hours earlier. Here's a representative sampling:
"Kennedy and Southwick by (Plainview JFK) High School are out!" wrote Lisa Alpert Sorgie. "No sighting of LIPA trucks."
Marci Goldberg Cohen reported a high voltage wire down on Fordham Drive behind Parkway: "(We) haven't seen a truck and when we call LIPA they don't even care," Cohen said. "Wires came down on Julliard or Sutton too; haven't seen a truck there. The entire neighborhood here is out
Manetto Hill Road remains an obstacle course with giant trees slashing across the roadway. Wires were down on the roadway. Cars crept along into oncoming lanes to get around the obstacles.
A huge tree is still blocking Washington Avenue and entangled in wires, reported Jennifer Yentema Federmann. "Until that's cleared and Manetto Hill Road, -- which is ridiculous -- there is no way the kids can safely go back to school."
Plainview schools have cancelled classes and all other activities through Friday
"South of Old Country Road behind library seems to all be in the dark," wrote Edward Lee. "We have a pole snapped in our yard and a big tree on top of (power) lines. Haven't seen trucks anywhere near yet."
And it may be considerably longer before significant power returns.
LIPA has not scheduled a press conference Thursday for an update. Its website continues to say crews are working on assessments of the outages.
Plainview's not alone. Diane Singer Viola lives in North Merrick and has been without power since 9 a.m. Monday. "We have not seen a single truck," she said. "It is so cold and my kids' noses and ears are freezing. My parents are in Plainview and we are just hoping one of us gets power."
Andrea Savin McAuliffe tried to put the crisis in perspective. "Still no power on Lois Lane," she said. "I am just grateful is wasn't worse. There are lots of people who lost their homes completely and some died so the fact I have no power is just an inconvenience."
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