Power Restoration Improves, Pockets Still Dark

According to LIPA, 4,000 customers in Glen Cove area still without power, though making progress.

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."

J August 31, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Hey, don't forget the areas east of Stop and Shop near the Locust Valley border. Driftwood Drive, Briarwood Drive, etc are all still out!!!
Mike Bruschini August 31, 2011 at 03:53 PM
Wow, thanks!
Mike Bruschini August 31, 2011 at 06:24 PM
Updates from Mayor Ralph Suozzi: Governor's LI Rep says 6395 of original 9384 have power restored as of 8 AM this morning leaving 2953 pending restoration. This number may be lower as he says The Roxbury was restored as of 2 PM today.
Marc Rosen September 01, 2011 at 04:25 AM
The northernmost parts of Walnut Road were restored sometime between 3:30 and 4 PM today.
kenny pagano September 01, 2011 at 02:14 PM
all but 10 homes on Bryce Avenue are up. Whats the deal?
Joe Yamond September 01, 2011 at 03:15 PM
LIPA is so full of it! First off they are calling this Hurricane Irene when it actually was a tropical storm. What would happen if it had been a Cat 2 or 3 storm? You wouldnt have lights for 6 months. We are paying premium for electric service and this is the service we receive? Unacceptable! Residents of Inwood, Timber and Seaman still w/o lights: When was the last time you saw a LIPA tree trim crew in the area? I bet you can see all the overgrown transformers and primary lines. How many times have you lost your lights in mild storms in the past 15 years and how many times have primary lines fallen in our neighbors back yards? Our circuit is supposedly on a list to be upgraded but it never gets done. LIPA does no maintenance, upgrades or tree trimming to a 60+ year old circuit. We should petition LIPA to upgrade our circuit.
Dawn September 01, 2011 at 06:56 PM
What about Laurel Avenue 3 home there out since Saturday....
Antonia Petrash September 02, 2011 at 01:08 PM
Northern side of Northfield Rd in Shorecrest still dark. Haven't seen a LIPA truck yet.


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