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More than 2,000 Still Without Power in Kings Park

LIPA reports 2,353 residents and businesses are still without power as of noon Wednesday.

Over 2,000 Kings Park residents are still without power as a forecasted Nor`easter could bring cause further damage and destruction to the area.

Long Island Power Authority reports 2,353 residents and businesses are still without power in Kings Park as of 12:00 p.m. Wednesday and 772 in Fort Salonga, according to LIPA's Outage Map. This is down slightly from 3,000 customers without power Sunday evening.

There are still 9,536 without power in the Town of Smithtown.

LIPA issued a statement 10 a.m. Wednesday that claim the utility company is still on scheduled to restore power to 90 percent of those individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy by the end of the day. 

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, LIPA reports there are 372 linemen with 289 tree trimmers working in the Town of Smithtown to restore power. 

However, Mother Nature could be throwing a monkey wrench in those plans.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 1 p.m. to Thursday 4 a.m. The warning calls for damaging winds from the north at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

The utility company issued a statement about Nor`easter's potential impact on their website:  

We are closely monitoring weather reports regarding the Nor’easter forecasted to reach our area today.  Customers should expect that this storm could cause additional damage in our area, resulting in additional power outages.  LIPA is preparing its operations to respond to the potential impact of this storm, and will continue to deploy its significant workforce to address any additional power outages.

LIPA is reminding customers if you see any downed wire, treat it as if it is a live electric wire, stay away from it, and report it at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900. 

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 Patch editor Sara Walsh contributed to this reporting.

kpdm November 07, 2012 at 09:22 PM
My little section of KP are still without power, after several of us calling Lipa they told a few of us, first that there wasonly one report logged which is absolutely wrong. Second, one of my neighbours needs oxygen so it would be beneficialnif she was not in the dark, the operator told us to take her to the hospital. Third, a few workers were standing at the corner writing something down when one of my neighbours what was going on and they said possible power by Thanksgiving. Today we were told we would have power by 12 pm.. Well now its 4 pm and i have not seen a truck at all. In fact, there has not been a truck here at all, not once. This is a small block w 2 courts off of it and they also told me and a couple others that we are not a priority because its a small amount of homes. I guess Lipa is interested in increasing their numbers and not caring for the people waiting ....
Pam DeFord November 08, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I saw and counted 17 trucks on my block and on the next block. When I asked if power would be restored I was told not tonight- and for good reason. As work was being done, a tree fell and almost hit a worker. I know it is getting harder and harder each day to remain calm. Being in the dark and cold is not fun. Just remember at least we have a home-many do not. Let's be kind to the workers trying to help us they are doing their best! Let's be hopeful we all get our power back soon-let's be grateful for what we have!
will i am November 08, 2012 at 11:55 AM
you are a idiot.
bill smith November 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Back in july in my new location in virgina we lost electric for 5 days . The guys that restored it were from wisconson and were up in a bucket truck in a storm restoring powerfor me. I would never gone up in a bucket in a storm. All im saying is give them a little consideration.thats all

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