Officials work to speed up power restoration in Suffolk

LINDENHURST - There's a new process to get electrical inspections done for homes without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. County and town officials are compiling lists on residences south of Montauk Highway that never flooded or have been inspected and cleared in hopes of getting their lights back on. Officials also blasted Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for requiring residents to have their own inspections done on their homes before the utility would restore power. Suffolk County residents who live south of Montauk Highway should start by turning their main breakers off, officials say. Residents who have sustained any flood damage should contact a licensed electrical contractor to assess the damage and then have it corrected as soon as possible.

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