Thousands Remain Without Power in Wantagh-Seaford Area

LIPA sending survey teams to Wantagh and Seaford Friday in effort to fix outage problem that still lingers 12 days after Superstorm Sandy.

Nearly 3,000 homes and businesses in the Wantagh-Seaford area remain without power 11 days after Superstorm Sandy struck the Long Island region.

As of 9:06 a.m. Friday, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) online outage map showed 2,738 outages in Wantagh and Seaford. This includes 1,900 in Wantagh, 457 in Seaford and 381 in North Wantagh. The numbers are down from more than 10,000 local outages reported in the days following Sandy last week.

LIPA announced on its Facebook page Friday morning that survey teams would be in Wantagh and Seaford later in the day along with other South Shore communities. The LIPA Facebook message said for the latest information, call the utility’s Hurricane Sandy Survey information line at 1-855-588-8638.

richard November 09, 2012 at 04:45 PM
to all you cry babies who have no power. stop whinning and consider yourselves lucky to still have a home to eventually get power in. I have lost my home and would only be more than happy to only lost power.
Robert Demarco November 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
But my contribution to their pensions will be missed, Richard. Then again, so poor unsuspecting young couple will buy my house and vote for all of these idiot politicians, and the corrupt system will perpetuate itself. You can have it, Richard.
Seaford Dad November 09, 2012 at 08:35 PM
According to LIPA: if you're without power and south of Merrick Road; you need an inspection before they will turn on your electric; then one day later it's posted you don't need any inspection unless you had Flooding. Then if you call LIPA, you do need an inspection. The site also stated you can hire a licensed electrician at your own cost to conduct the inspection. This sounds great since you have no idea when a LIPA inspector will appear and if it means I will get power back then I will gladly pay. And now today I am reading in Newsday you don't need an inspection. So I call the LIPA# and I am told we do. LIPA has no idea what the xxxx they are doing.
Judith Conlon November 10, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Neighbors on my corner (north of Merrick Rd)  had no power since the storm, maybe 3 houses altogether. Yesterday (Fri Nov 9)  one neighbor noticed trucks from out of state parked nearby. (not LIPA) so he knocked on the window. They said they had "no info" from LIPA, they had to sleep in their trucks, kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants operation. He explained his situation, so the guy goes over to his house and says " Oh, this is easy to fix." Now he has power, day  12. LIPA had come by the day after the storm, turned on half the block, then never returned. Unbelievable! If you see ANY trucks in your neighborhood, FOLLOW them! Be NICE! Bring treats! BEG, if you have to! 
Denise November 10, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Same thing happened in March 2010 nor'easter - no power for a week, but trucks came in from Maine to help restore power. LIPA was overwhelmed these guys said, so I guess they didn't learn after that storm how to prepare for a worse storm 3 years later. What is with them? Rates keep going up so, "They can improve their service and prepare for worse catastrophes" , but they don't seem any better!


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