Power was restored to several neighborhoods Tuesday, including neighborhoods surrounding Woolsey Ave., Dosoris Lane, and Forest Avenue. LIPA estimates 95 percent of its customers will be back online by the end of business Friday.
Still, several neighborhoods remain in the dark. Mayor Ralph Suozzi, along with a general consensus, revealed the following areas still without power:
- The Morgan Park Area: Daniel Drive, Morgan Estates,
- Parts of Seaman Road
- Parts of Walnut Road
- Pockets of Glen Street east and west of Pulaski Street
- Red Spring Lane: Red Spring Colony, Shorecrest, Ridge Road
Suozzi said his office was calling LIPA government lines for data and to help direct resources to the areas.
"The main issue is definitely power," Suozzi said. "Residents are frustrated, they've lost communication utilities like phone and cable, and for the most part they've been unable to get time-frames on restoration. There's also been an economic impact to businesses without the ability to operate fully or at all."
Without power, several businesses in the city have worked around the clock to remain in operation.
"I've been running a generator around the clock, and swapping ice packs on my fish," said Ridge Beale, who sells high-end seafood on Long Island, and refrigerates some products at his residence in Red Spring Colony. "They're talking about restoring power Friday, but I'm not sure if I believe it. We've been driving over power lines without any LIPA trucks on our street working to fix the situation."
Suozzi says City Hall has been answering its phones continually, and has helped to get info and resources to problematic areas.
"Thankfully, nobody was hurt in Glen Cove, it could've been a lot worse," Suozzi said. "LIPA estimates 95 percent of its customers will be back online by the end of business Friday. Hopefully it'll be sooner for Glen Cove. FEMA's coming to City Hall today to assess losses to business and residential properties. The city will direct them to areas for documentation and hopefully reimbursement."