Storm leads to more Riverhead power outages

09/06/2011 8:24 AM |

10:32 a.m. update: 68 outages are now reported in Riverhead Town. In Calverton 61 outages were reported, 6 were reported in Jamesport and one in Northville.

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One day after all Tropical Storm Irene-related power outages were restored on Long Island, 42 Calverton homes and businesses are once again powerless following a Tuesday morning storm, the Long Island Power Authority states on its website.

Power was expected to be restored there by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to LIPA.

LIPA was expected to have 99 percent of Irene-related outages restored yesterday — eight days after the tropical storm knocked out power for a half million Long Islanders — though a spokesperson said crews had restored power to all residents as of 7 p.m. Sunday.

On Tuesday morning, Riverhead Town had the fewest amount of outages in Nassau and Suffolk. Calverton was the only hamlet in town where outages were reported.

11,000 customers were effected across Long Island, according to LIPA.

Meanwhile, a flash flood watch has been issued for the are due to the effects of Tropical Cyclone Lee.

Residents can either call 1-800-490-0075 or visit www.lipower.org via a mobile device to report an outage.

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