PSEG LI: About 13,000 outages from day of Isaias remain; thousands more from following days

It's been six days since Tropical Storm Isaias wreaked havoc on Long Island, and there are still thousands of people without power.
Around 17,000 people remain without power, according to PSEG Long Island. That number is down from 420,000 outages immediately following the storm.
Some people are now being told they won't get their power back until at least Tuesday and even into Wednesday, after receiving texts saying their restoration has been pushed back.
Last week, PSEG said it had expected most customers to have power restored by Saturday, but later said that the restoration jobs were more overwhelming than expected.
State Sen. Jim Gaughran, who has been vocal about PSEG in the wake of Isaias, is now calling for the termination of both the president of PSEGLI and the CEO of LIPA.
He said in a statement, "I am disgusted by PSEGLI and LIPA's total failure that endangered our most vulnerable residents. Their failed leadership is unforgivable and Mr. Eichhorn, President of PSEGLI, and Mr. Falcone, CEO of LIPA, must be terminated immediately."
In Melville, neighborhood power lines have been left tangled in a toppled tree for days.
The continued lack of power has made a profound impact on some Seaford residents.
"I have medication that I need to stay alive that I can't bring home because it must be refrigerated," says Michael Gillman.
Around the block from Gillman, his neighbor has had to halt plans to make his home handicap-accessible for his wife.
"I can't very well work in the dark with flashlights or a lantern, so yeah it's putting me back a couple days," says Erwin Green. "She's due to get out within a week or so and we have to have the place ready and unfortunately it probably won't be."
But a bright spot has been neighbors with power helping their fellow neighbors.
"My neighbor fortunately has allowed me to plug in across the street so we are getting some light and a little refrigeration, but not easy," says Green.
PSEG Long Island says there are more than 5,600 people working 16-hour shifts to get the power back on.
More out-of-state crews are expected to arrive on Long Island Monday.
Due to the extended power outage, PSEG Long Island opened six customer outreach centers. These centers will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (or while supplies last), providing people with free water and ice.
The locations for Aug. 10 are:
Patchogue - 460 E Main St.
Brentwood - 1650 Islip Ave.
Greenlawn - 288 Pulaski Road
Roslyn - 250 Willis Ave.
Woodmere - Five Towns Shopping Center- 253-01 Rockaway Blvd.
Babylon - Babylon Town Hall - 200 E Sunrise Hwy.
Far Rockaway - 19-09 Plainview Ave. - the lot is on the south side of Plainview Ave. between Beach 19th and Beach 20th Streets.
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