Power restored to thousands of LIers affected by Mother Nature's wrath

Thousands of residents across Long Island have their power back Saturday following a fast-moving storm that tore through the area Friday. Mother Nature's wrath caused trees to come crashing down and

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2006, 1:36 AM

Updated 6,474 days ago

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Thousands of residents across Long Island have their power back Saturday following a fast-moving storm that tore through the area Friday.
Mother Nature's wrath caused trees to come crashing down and power to go out. At one point, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) reported 27,000 customers had no power. One Great Neck resident said she was without power for about 17 hours. Parts of Suffolk were also left in the dark, including residents on Bogart Street in Huntington Station. Residents there say the biggest problem was not knowing when the power would be restored. They also say their calls to LIPA went unanswered.
According to LIPA, the company has an answer rate of 100 percent. Officials say if customers stay on the line long enough they will get an answer.


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