LIPA: Thousands need inspections or repairs before power returns

OCEANSIDE - Tens of thousands of LIPA customers are in the dark a full two weeks after Superstorm Sandy rocked the area, but there's work to be done before many of those outages can be restored. The utility said at a Monday afternoon news conference that about 46,000 customers coping with outages either need to get electrical inspections, or have already failed an inspection and must get repairs before power can be restored. The majority of those customers are in the Rockaways, but about 17,000 of them are in Nassau County. LIPA says that 99 percent of the remaining customers that can have power back will get it restored by tomorrow. In the hard-hit community of Oceanside, electrical inspectors were going door-to-door today to check out residents' wiring for any hiccups. LIPA Storm Center - Outage MapSandy Coverage & Resources

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