Residents Cheer In the Streets As Power Starts To Come Back On

Flanders residents could be heard cheering in the streets.

At 9:20 p.m. Thursday, cheers could be heard in the streets from the 500 residents living in the Waters Edge and Bay View Pines Beach Community in Flanders — Their power was restored.

According to resident Wendy Camberlange, the residents, who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, celebrated by cheering and clapping — expressing their gratitude to LIPA as crews passed by restoring power block by block.

Some power was also restored in Quogue on Thursday night with LIPA reporting that there are less than ten customers still affected in that area — similar to the power situation in the Remsenburg/Speonk area.

In nearby Westhampton Beach where schools reopened Friday morning, power has been restored to most neighborhoods, however, there are still nearly 1,000 without power. The school district and the library are offering residents without power the opportunity to recharge personal devices. Find out more by clicking here.

In Hampton Bays and East Quogue, there are also still numerous power outages.

LIPA reports, there are 1,500 without power in Hampton Bays, but crews are on the scene. And in East Quogue, there are about 300 outages.

The Hampton Bays Middle School is open for hot showers for anyone without power until 3 p.m. Find out more by clicking here.

Help let your neighbors, who may be staying with relatives or are out-of-town, know if power was restored by posting the area where the lights are back on in the comment section below.

For more local coverage of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, click here.  

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jks November 02, 2012 at 03:45 PM
LIPA is doing the best they can with such a huge area of outages.
LJD November 02, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Does anyone know if there is electricity on Rampasture point in Hampton Bays?


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