LIPA Continues Wind Storm Restorations
Hicksville – October 29, 2006 (NOON) – A work force of some 800 personnel will be making wind storm-related service restorations throughout the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) service area today a result of outages
caused by the high winds that have been battering the region for the last 24-plus hours.
Since mid-night, October 28th, about 57,350 LIPA customers have experienced a service disruption as a result of the sever winds impacting the Island.Â So far, 52,092 of customers have been returned to service, and 5,258 are being worked on. The peak number of customers out at any one time occurred at 11:00AM yesterday when some 26,714 customers
were without service.
Over 1,114 repairs jobs have been completed by field and supervisory personnelÂ working 16- hour shifts to replace poles, repair power lines, remove trees from downed power lines and poles, replace fuses and reset transformers.
“We will continue to keep extra crews working to make restorations,” said LIPA Chairman Richard M. Kessel. “Our goal is to get everyone back as quickly as possible, and so far we’ve been able to restore service to the majority of our customers in four hours or less.”
LIPA Customers should call 1-800-490-0075 to report an outage.
LIPA customers are also encouraged to visit LIPA’s Storm Center on LIPA’s Web site www.lipower.org for updated weather reports, electric outage information and tips to stay prepared for weather emergencies. LIPA, a non-profit electric utility, owns the retail electric system on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million
customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA does not own any electric generation assets on Long Island.
LIPA Contact Information:
Media Pager: (516) 525-LIPA
LIPA News Center
LIPA Storm Center