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Power Outages at Nearly 9,500 Prior to Nor'Easter

Smithtown still at nearly 2,500 outages, while St, James drops to around 1,000.

With a nor'easter expected to hit Wednesday just one week after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Town of Smithtown, power outages throughout the town are down to 9,493 homes.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Smithtown, St. James, Nesconset, Head of the Harbor, Village of the Branch and Nissequogue, there are 5,027 outages. 

Here is a breakdown of what areas are missing power:

  • Smithtown – 2,438
  • St. James – 961
  • Nesconset – 594
  • Village of the Branch – 13
  • Head of the Harbor – 616
  • Nissequogue – 405

Patch reported Wednesday that the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 1 p.m. to Thursday 4 a.m. with the possibility of winds from the north at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

Check out LIPA's outage map here.

Dave M. November 07, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I live in Nissequogue and was without power for 8 days, until yesterday afternoon. It was certainly inconvenient, but no one should be blaming LIPA. The devastation in the Village was unbelievable between the trees down, roads blocked, and wires ripped from the poles. Considering the scope of the damage, I think they did a great job in getting my power back as soon as they did. They were working along Moriches Road for many days fixing the damage. They should be applauded, not criticized. P.S. I am in no way affiliated with LIPA.
Dave M. November 07, 2012 at 05:54 PM
The Noreaster is here and the power went out again, but there is a crew working around the corner. Either that was very quick service or they turned our power off while they fixed some other problem. In either event, they are on the case.
ralph November 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Dave I agreee 100% We came across a man yelling at a national grid worker from Buffalo. I said what are you yelling at him for he is here to help us. We also had no power for 7 day's it was a major storm.
RDA November 07, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Where is Nissequogue? We live down by the beach and haven't see anyone. Power lines in the road and people coming and going, plus the school. And the Mayor is MIA like usual. LIPA said they would be i touch with our officials but no one is accountable to the flow of information. That would be fine if we all just knew the details.
Snoootie November 08, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Its the off long island crews that are the ones out there working. I haven't seen a LIPA truck for 10 days. Even while I sat in my car waiting for gas. Bunch of Knuckleheads. Thanks for all that yearly tree trimming LIPA.
PF November 08, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Crewa are all over. Out of staters work on lines and trees in local neighbor hoods. Other crews work on sub stations and the like. You may not see them but the are working. Give them a break.
RDA November 08, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I'll give them a break when I have information, honestly and truth. How come we celebrate their work now but the 300 other days a year when they don't do anything they are workers. As a teacher if my student gets a A do I need a pat on the back?!? No it's my job. I do it and if undo it well then that's for my pride. Wake up...all us residents are asking for is information! Don't pony up for triple over time when most live paycheck to pay check without a union to safe guard our aloofness.

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