Nearly three days after the worst of the weekend storm passed, LIPA is still working to restore power to the tens of thousands left in the dark.
Any Long Islander who has so much as stepped outside since Sunday has witnessed what was left in the storm's wake. Obliterated street signs, stray shingles and downed trees tangling power lines are just some of the destruction caused by the windy, wet weather.
The latter has presented the largest problem for community members. Newsday.com users have expressed both grief and sympathy toward LIPA, aiming to grapple with the lengthiness in the recovery efforts by the electric company.
User jbug613 wrote:
I think that LIPA is doing the best they can under the circumstances. Yes, it is a MAJOR inconvenience to be without electricity for any amount of time in this day and age (I'm still out, too!), keep in mind that they are people, too, and they are doing their best ...
User ldlynch21 wrote:
Think they'd wait 2 or 3 days if i didn't pay my bill to call me? Then why can't they call me to give me a time estimate? Had I known I still wouldn't have power 3 days later, I would have made alternate arrangements. ...
User mrorke wrote:
We've been without power since Saturday at 4:10 PM. I haven't seen one LIPA truck anywhere. Where are they? What will happen if a major hurricane, blizzard, or ice storm hits Long Island and a significantly larger number of homes are affected. ...
Has power been restored in your neighborhood? Do you think LIPA did a decent job in bringing back electricity to Long Island?
Photo by Karen Wiles Stabile