LONG ISLAND, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — It's now the fifth consecutive night without lights and air conditioning for tens of thousands of Long Islanders after Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power last Tuesday.
Today, fewer than 88,000 customers remained without electricity according to PSEG Long Island's latest update at 1:30 p.m. The storm cut off service to over 420,000 of PSEG LI’s 1.1 million customers.
PSEG LI said customers still in the dark today should expect another night or two without service.
“As PSEG Long Island continues to work around the clock to repair the extensive damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, it expects nearly all customers to be restored by end of day Sunday, with the possibility that a handful of the most extensive jobs may be restored early Monday,” PSEG LI wrote in today’s update.
PSEG LI added, “Almost 4,000 lineworkers, tree trimmers and other personnel continue to work around the clock, in 16-hour shifts, until every customer is restored.”
One of those crews restored power to OnSachem's home office and neighbors in Holbrook at about 1:45 p.m. today, after losing power during the peak of the storm on Tuesday afternoon.