LIPA: Power restored to 99% of eligible homes

LIPA officials say they have met their promise that 99 percent of customers who are eligible to be re-energized have been.According to LIPA, around 35,000

WOODBURY - LIPA officials say they have met their promise that 99 percent of customers who are eligible to be re-energized have been.

According to LIPA, around 35,000 customers across Long Island and the Rockaways will have to wait a bit longer for power. Many homes have damaged electrical systems that need to be inspected and repaired before power can be restored.

LIPA says those homeowners should expect power to be restored within 48 hours once an inspection is completed. LIPA

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