High winds battered Long Island overnight into Thursday morning, leaving nearly 1,200 Merrick homes and businesses in the dark.
According to the Long Island Power Authority's outage map, 1,153 of Merrick's 12,338 customers are without power. South Merrick is plagued with the most outages. More than 34,000 customers across Long Island are also reported without
Showers likely, mainly before 9 a.m. Partly sunny, with a
temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Windy, with a west wind 23 to
26 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60
percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch