According to the Long Island Power Authority, approximately 97 percent of the homes that are safe to re-energize have power.
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City Manager Jack Schnirman told Patch that 60 homes in the city cannot be hooked up to electricity because the damage is too severe. The homes are located in the Canals section and the western portion of the West End.
Residents who believe their home should be receiving power and is not should call the city's building department at 431-1005.
LIPA Highlights About the Barrier Island
- 95 percent of all homes capable of safely accepting power have been restored
- 50 percent of Village of Atlantic Beach has been restored with continued focus in that area today. Working closely with Village inspectors and will energize when safe to do so.
- All schools have been energized
- Installed portable generators at key intersections in downtown area City of Long Beach to power traffic lights not capable of receiving power (remaining flood issues)
- Completing store by store effort in Main Street area on City of Long Beach to assess ability to energize. Many of these businesses still suffer from effects of flooding.