Long Beach All Lit Up

The lights are on at Kennedy House on Monroe as of Nov. 12. Credit: Andrew Meagher.
The lights are on at Kennedy House on Monroe as of Nov. 12. Credit: Andrew Meagher.
The lights are on in Long Beach. Mostly.

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.
With reporting by Joley Welkowitz

HugoCubano November 12, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Sorry Jack! Make that 61. I have no power and I'm on Park Ave between Lindell and Washington. The power line is down from the pole and there is nothing wrong with my house. Inspectors never came nor did they leave a call back number. Help Jack!
mildred petrassi November 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM
750 Lido Blvd is ON. All Towne House Apt residences may come home and enjoy lites and heat. Praise the Lord, not LIPA...someone should take them over; the are the most expensive on the east coast; and for what? some COO who admitted they were not prepared? they were warned in 2006 and did nothing. LONG ISLANDER'S SHOULD HAVE A CHOICE OF POWER COMPANIES, AND WE SHOULD NOT BE AT ANYONE'S MERCY AGAIN...........SHAME ON YOU LIPA........YOU SUCK
mildred petrassi November 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM
and the "big" guys, stay out of the press. you all probably went home to heat and electric. Mangano, stay off the TV, we're tired of looking at you; and for those of you who got re-elected in long beach, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU, YOU CONTRIBUTED NOTHING TO HELP US. THE only one who made sense was the governor, thank you; but now TAKE LIPA OUT., AND MAKE YOUR DAD PROUD.........don't wait til the next time.
jmat58 November 13, 2012 at 07:53 AM
I use to live in long beach until sept. I'm now in island park. Try coming here. Still no electric for majority of town. No heat, makeshift showers. Practically NOTHING! Wish I was back in long Beach at least people are showing up!
jmat58 November 13, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Starting week 3 and no relief on south shore. All these politicians, lipa, Lirr CEO, senior mgmt, landlords wagon say "I lost heat and electric for a few hours" should be subjected to live in these areas like we have with no food for a week, showers for 3 weeks, heat in freezing cold temps. Let them suffer as we have
marcy November 13, 2012 at 09:22 AM
CLASS ACTION AGAINST LIPA TODAY, TUESDAY @2 OFFICE OF KEN MOLLINS, ESQ 425 BroadHollow rd, suite 215 Melville If u can't make it call him...get active. Defend your rights. 631-608-4100
reglosg November 13, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Why can't we get more info on the lighting up of the co-ops and condos on SHORE RD. esp.between NEPTUNE AND ROOSEVELT. It getting to be a pain in you know what,hearing from the city that 97% are back on line. OUR BLOCK LOOKS LIKE A GHOST TOWN
jmat58 November 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM
To reglosg Someone just told me cause you were probAbly really flooded out that an electrician would have to come in and inspect the circuit board and say its ok then that would have to go to lipa for it to be turned on. That may be what the problem is by me too
Erica November 13, 2012 at 05:04 PM
On Wisconsin Street, the east side of the street only has half power. Some lights and outlets work, some don"t. Had an electrician in and he said it's LIPA! West side of the street it powered up. What gives? Can't even get a person on the phone at LIPA!


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