More Than 2,000 Remain Powerless in Merrick

Merokeans that are still in the dark are expected to be fully restored by Wednesday at 11 p.m., according to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Storm Center Outage Map. 

As of Monday at 6:40 a.m., 2,765 people in Merrick are still without power and 12,338 have been served. 

All of the pockets of 1,000 or more outages have been handled, according to the map. There are still several areas where 50 or more customers are affected by electrical issues. 

Areas that are still plagued by outages include south of Camp Avenue, between Meadowbrook Road and Merrick Avenue. Also experiencing powerless conditions is the area where Merrick Road and Meadowbrook Parkway meet. 

There are also issues for customers between Merrick Avenue and Newbridge Road that are north of Camp Avenue.

As of Monday at 6:40 a.m., 278,372 customers are still without power island-wide, and that spans across 8,391 outages. 

Are you still without power? Where are you located? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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Marsha Seader November 05, 2012 at 07:11 AM
How about Cheryl Road, corner of Wynsum? Neighbors tell us there is still no power, and that area is not even mentioned in your coverage.
beth November 05, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Fox blvd south of merrick rd by TD bank and merrick Jewish centre !! Entire block still down
Michael Mundo Jr. November 05, 2012 at 07:30 AM
Chapin ave still no power
Debra November 05, 2012 at 07:31 AM
Out of curiosity- how many of the schools obtained their power back or had back-up generators? My point being- why weren't any of them opened to the community to charge devices, get warm, get coffer, etc? I live near MAMS and they've had a generator running all day, all week, and yet no one is in the building. Seems there could have been more done here to support the community.
Michael Ganci (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 07:33 AM
@Debra- No word on that yet. Will look into it. Thanks! MG
Zach T November 05, 2012 at 07:58 AM
Hey patch, you forgot to mention that ALL of Merrick between the Meadowbrook and Newbridge have no power... And I think we should leave all the way down south by Hewlett, Halyard, Donna etc without power, so much nicer not dealing with those yentas
pbr_59 November 05, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Zach, your comments are not helpful, aside from the fact they could be interpreted as bigoted.
Fskommor November 05, 2012 at 08:27 AM
I live on Cheryl Road. We did not have any damage and the over head electric lines are fine. Still no power and we feel like the forgotten people. Lipa is invisible and if you call them they have no information. We are off the grid. HELP is not on the way.
steven m November 05, 2012 at 08:36 AM
It appears that everyone ignoring the fact that almost all homes south of Merrick Road are without power and that LIPA's figures for power outages is completely bogus.
deirrde yapalater November 05, 2012 at 08:46 AM
Ditto the above. On Wynsum one block south of Merrick Road. All power lines intact. Not a LIPA truck in sight . No information, no explanation. No help what so ever. Giving a date of Wednesday at 11 pm is not comforting. The days are now shorter so the time spent cold and in the dark is longer
Fskommor November 05, 2012 at 09:30 AM
Just spoke to a Lipa customer rep and told her of our plight on Cheryl Rd. Guess what? She has as little information as we do. Said that Lipa not communicating with service reps. What a screw up.
craig o November 05, 2012 at 12:23 PM
All of the pockets of 1,000 or more outages have NOT been handled - all are still without service South of Merrick Rd down Hewlett - yet the Yellow Triangle (noting over 1300 customers with no service) is now off the LIPA Outage Map. The dissemination of relevant information from this company has been horrible.
Rhonda November 05, 2012 at 01:36 PM
My neighbors across the street, down the block on the north side of Darwin have lights, along Bellmore Ave, but in our pocket of "Crest Colonials" , we do not, this is unacceptable and a disgrace. LIPA is always looking to raise our rates, and now with another storm coming our way on Wednesday, a disaster again waiting to happen. Trees must be cut down in our area, transformer in my neighbors yard, Surrounded by trees/huge branches on wires, not good at all. Rhonda S.
Nick November 05, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Merrick Library could have opened their doors early for us on Sunday, instead they did 1pm to 4:45pm schedule. Shame on you!
Jan Kaye November 05, 2012 at 05:45 PM
LIPA official info very much in error. Entire Campground area of N. Merrick still is dark and isn't represented by any triangles. I think their report represents 'wishful thinking'. Still my heart goes out to those who've lost a lot more.
elyce sherman November 05, 2012 at 08:00 PM
How about Seawne dr. Is it true that I hear we won't get power until all houses are checked for water?
Amy Suss November 06, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Camden Lane and Denton Drive without power. Lipa not helpful with current info. What is status of getting electrical inspection for this part of town? If this accurate then how do you get this inspection ? Who do you call/contact?
joe November 06, 2012 at 11:30 AM
anyone know anything about the electrical boxes being certified?
steven m November 06, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I went to the office of the Electric Inspector working with the county, they said there is a task force going door to door in Merrick to check for water damage to the electric in the house. If you are not home they said they are leaving a card with their number. Their phone number is 794-0400.
beth November 06, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Is there an alternate # because since 8 am this morning that # has been either ring no answer or busy ?


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