As Tropical Storm Irene continued to sweep through the region, the Long Island Power Authority has reported that as of 9 a.m. there were 217,590 people dealing with power outages.
In Southampton, a total of 20,855 residents have reported outages, including 1,836 homes in Sag Harbor. In Bridgehampton, 229 residents are without power, in North Haven Village, a total of four residents have reported power outages, in North Sea 724 are without power and in Noyac 103 have reported power outages. Water Mill has also sustained serious power outages, with 2,848 of its 3,202 LIPA customers reporting their power is down.
In East Hampton Town, a total of 4,338 residents were without power, according to LIPA’s website, the most in the hamlet of Amagansett, which has 1,966 residents without power. Montauk has also been heavily affected, with 1,098 residents without power. 930 residents in Springs have also reported outages.
“Severe weather conditions from Hurricane Irene are causing widespread power outages across Long Island,” read a statement on LIPA’s website. “Estimated power restoration times will not available until the storm passes and damage can be assessed. Our crews will begin damage assessment and restoration as soon conditions permit.”
If you see a downed wire, assume it is a live electric wire and report it immediately to LIPA at 1-800-490-0075.