LIPA restored power to more than 100 customers on the North Fork Sunday, but 117 outages still remain on the North Fork two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck, according to LIPA’s most recent outage numbers.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Sunday that power had been restored to more than 99 percent of Suffolk County residents.
“Despite the massive failure of leadership at LIPA Headquarters, we have restored power in Suffolk County thanks to the dedicated men and women on the ground who have been working 16 to 18 hour days to get the job done,” Mr. Bellone said in a statement. ”By working with the front line workers, we have expedited turning the lights on by making sure the resources needed to restore the power remain here in Suffolk County. While I am deeply disappointed in LIPA’s leadership, I have been overwhelmed as I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and commitment of the workers in the streets and in the substations as I have met and talked with them over the last several days and I want to thank them for their efforts on behalf of all County residents.”
Of the remaining outages on the North Fork, 82 are in Southold Town and 35 are in Riverhead.
Southold hamlet, with 26 active outages, is the local neighborhood with the most remaining outages. There are still 24 outages in Mattituck.
Most of Riverhead Town’s remaining outages are in Calverton.
While LIPA has taken down its original interactive outage map after customers complained it was inaccurate, the total number of outages can still be viewed by clicking here.