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Power Outages Drop By More Than 10,000 in Smithtown

There are roughly 32,000 outages in the Town of Smithtown to start off Friday.

Power outages continue to drop in the Town of Smithtown.

For Friday's 6 a.m. update there are 32,674 homes in the dark in the town. As of 6 a.m. Thursday, there were 44,181 homes without power. 

Specifically in Smithtown, St. James, Nesconset, Head of the Harbor, Village of the Branch and Nissequogue, there are currently 17,535 power outages, down from the 28,373 power outages that started off Thursday.

Here is a breakdown of what areas are missing power:

  • Smithtown – 6,619
  • St. James – 6,498
  • Nesconset – 276
  • Village of the Branch – 2,252
  • Head of the Harbor – 819
  • Nissequogue – 1,071

The outages in Suffolk County have dropped to 240,305 as of 6 a.m. Friday. There were 307,752 outages as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

Check out LIPA's outage map here.

anthony m cannella November 02, 2012 at 11:51 AM
cut the trees down! if there is a tree within ten feet of a pole get rid of it and replant some where else! If all these trees were gone you would still have some damage but not to the extent it is now!
AZ November 02, 2012 at 12:36 PM
How about the focus on St Jamea already!'!!? That number hasn't changed in days and the entire town is out of power! Haven't seen one LIPA truck in the town since Monday.
Mrs Mills Pond November 02, 2012 at 01:18 PM
If they could just get the schools up and running. Trying to get to work and find someone to watch the kids (that actually has power) has been challenging - and now worried about the gas to drop the kids off and pick them up.
v November 02, 2012 at 03:42 PM
How about San Remo area in Kings park, it's always the last area to get power because it's more secluded. I too haven't seen any LIPA or unmarked trucks in the area in Kings Park.
STJ November 02, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I feel ya! This morning I saw LIPA trucks at the intersection of Moriches and Gibbs Pond, presumably working on the poles across the road there. My husband just got back from the area and said there are three LIPA trucks on Woodlawn. I'm watching that LIPA outage map like a hawk and can tell you that it's completely wrong. No "hard hat" icons in our area even though they're there. Lets hope we get it back today. :(
Jim Bennett November 02, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I know it's hard but try to have a little patience. The LIPA guys are working their butts off and doing a great job. They can't fix all of this damage in a single day. What they've done so far is nothing short of amazing.
Erik November 02, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Hey, I happen to live in Saint James as well and have no power. The reason you haven't seen a truck in days is because the damage there is just not as severe as in other parts of the island. Yeah it sucks, but people on the south shore have lost their homes, are flooded out and are being looted. So grow up, calm down and realize that you did much better than most areas.
da11788 November 02, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Where are the numbers for Hauppauge...there are many of people that live in Hauppauge that are part of the Town of Smithtown. Some attention is needed here too please!
Peter Verry (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 05:33 PM
@da11788, We have a Hauppauge Patch too, that's why the numbers aren't posted in this story, but as of now there are 2,163 outages.
80YearOldTechnology November 02, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Why didn't we use stimulus money for something beneficial to all - burying all electrical lines to keep the grid alive during heavy winds???
da11788 November 02, 2012 at 06:39 PM
ok, thank you Peter. I had just thought that as a Smithtown tax payer that section of Hauppauge would be included in the Smithtown Patch.
jozee November 02, 2012 at 08:14 PM
anthony cannella you are absolutely correct get rid of these 100 yr old trees!!! i def think we had tornado's here by the looks of the poles that were sheared off
jozee November 02, 2012 at 08:15 PM
btw trucks have been on my block all day, yeah!!! maple ave in smithtown, the crews are from canada, i hope this is a good sign
Christine Donofrio November 03, 2012 at 02:32 PM
The 276 number for Nesconset is way off base. There are much more outages than that. My development alone is close to that number. I don't think Lipa was as prepared as they should have been with all the advance notice we were given.
Sheetal Whadwa November 04, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Hopefully smithtown will get power tonight , cross ur fingers smithowners ......

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