Long Island Power Authority chief Kevin Law said Long Islanders whose power hasn't been restored after Saturday's nor'easter should "chill out" as workers continue to repair the system.

In an interview with News 12 Long Island tonight, Law said the authority was bringing in resources from outside Long Island to help get things back to normal, but that customers need to understand that the storm was a "hurricane-like" event, and that patience is needed.

In a Newsday story, Law called the storm, with top winds of 75 mph, one of the top five weather events that has affected Long Island in 40 years. The LIPA system is designed to handle 40-mph winds, Law said. 

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