More than 6,000 Still Without Power in New Hyde Park Area Thursday Afternoon

Decrease of 1,100 since Wednesday night.

At least 6,000 customers in the New Hyde Park area are still without power as of 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon after Hurricane Sandy barreled through Long Island and according to the LIPA outage map, crews have still yet to be assigned to any of the reported outages.

The nearest crew assigned according to the map is in the area of Hillside Avenue and Herricks Road and another further north before Searingtown Road. A number of crews are also reportedly working in Manhasset Hills.

According to LIPA, a total of 483 customers in New Hyde Park were still without electricity, down from 580 Wednesday night. In North New Hyde Park, 5,118 are powerless, a decrease from 7,048 reported Wednesday night. Garden City Park has 494 customers affected, unchanged since Wednesday night, while 1,431 homes in Herricks are without electricity, also unchanged.

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.

In a statement released Sunday, LIPA told customers to expect heavy rain, flooding, and winds in excess of 50 miles per hour through the night that are likely to cause trees and branches to pull down power lines.  The company urged customers to "prepare and plan for power outages, which based on the current track could last between 7 to 10 days."

The utility company also reminded customers to:

  • Never touch or go near fallen wires, even if you think they are safe. Parents can use this opportunity to remind children that wires are dangerous. If you are in a vehicle that comes in contact with a downed wire, stay in your vehicle until help arrives.
  • Make sure you have a working, battery powered radio or TV and a good supply of fresh replacement batteries.
  • Have flashlights available for all family members.
  • If an electric pump supplies your water, fill spare food-grade containers with water for cooking and washing in anticipation of a possible power interruption.
  • Make sure all motor driven equipment, such as garage door openers, can be operated manually.
  • When using a portable generator, make sure all LIPA-powered equipment is disconnected. This will avoid severe hazards when reconnecting the power to your home or business.
  • Have a first aid kit at home and check its contents to make sure they are complete and up to date. If you have family members with special medical needs, such as insulin or other prescription drugs, check to make sure you have an adequate supply.
  • Do not use charcoal to cook indoors; deadly carbon monoxide gas can accumulate in your home.
  • If you have an elderly neighbor, be a Good Samaritan and check on his or her status. Even a quick telephone call during a storm can provide much appreciated assurance that help is nearby if needed.
  • Should an electric power interruption occur, all sensitive equipment, such as computers and TVs should be disconnected until service is restored

While LIPA does not provide generators to customers, if you have a generator we remind you to use it safely.

John Coops November 01, 2012 at 07:29 PM
This is a joke, live by corner of Jericho and Lakeville and light has been out for 3 days now. Giant intersection, to not have power there is a giant safety hazard.
Jim Gilmartin November 01, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Not sure what New Hyde Park LIPAs referring to but there are no lights burning in the NHP I live in between Denton to Lakeville & Hillside to LIRR. Today I couldn't find a single LIPA or Verizon work crew from LIE to Hempstead Tpke. I found two engineers marking a streets n trips layout of NHP grid - but they had no idea of any status anywhere. Poor souls sent out to wolves. 90% on by tomorrow promise clueless statement given they had no idea of tree & line damage aside from substations and transformer explosions. Hopefully they'll have schools up so we can at least VOTE Tuesday. Just wondering where LIPA execs get THEIR gas?
Cheriyan Thomas November 02, 2012 at 05:17 PM
C. Thomas Lipa has not restored power in my house on washington avenue between new hyde park road and central blvd but my neighbors have power. It s so frustrating when you have old people and young kids living in the house and no power or heat.
Pat Bittner November 02, 2012 at 05:31 PM
PBittner We live on North. 6th between Brooklyn and Lowell. We lost power at 5pm on Monday and have not seen one LIPA or NHP Village truck yet. There are no trees down on our block and yet we still have nothing. My brother who lives two blocks up between Bryant and White never lost power and yet there are massive trees uprooted on White and 5th. I'm Happy he has power but it makes no sense. Can't LIPA come around and lets go back to the good old days with cars with megaphones so the people of Long Island can at least be given some information and some HOPE!
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