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At Least 1,600 Still Without Power in New Hyde Park Area Tuesday Afternoon

Outages decrease substantially since weekend.

About 1,600 customers in the New Hyde Park area are still without power as of 12 p.m. Monday afternoon after Hurricane Sandy barreled through Long Island according to LIPA figures.

The utility changed its outage map following numerous reports of erroneous outage reporting, in many cases the number of outages exceeding the number of people served. The new map also does not show the locations of crews in the areas.

According to LIPA, a total of 383 customers in New Hyde Park were still without electricity, down from 841 over the weekend. In North New Hyde Park, 977 are powerless, a decrease from 2,375 last reported. Garden City Park has 262 customers affected, down from 531 this past weekend, while 440 homes in Herricks are without electricity, down from 2,228.

To report an outage to LIPA, call 1-800-490-0075 or text 'REG' to 695472 (myLIPA) and then 'OUT.' For more important emergency contacts, tips and links, click here.


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