February 9, 2013
Farmingville, NY – In a report to the Town of Brookhaven, LIPA estimates that 3,283 customers town wide are without power. The areas hardest hit are Setauket-East Setauket (680), Coram (497), Centereach (442), Stony Brook (334) and Lake Grove (283). LIPA customers served in the Town number 190,919.
In the report, LIPA indicated that they anticipate taking on additional outages as heavy snow is causing trees to fall on distribution lines. This is why customers may see some areas with restoration numbers going down and others going up. As customers call in the outage, the numbers will fluctuate. LIPA also said restoration times have been extended due to the snow and road conditions.
Residents can follow LIPA on Facebook and Twitter to monitor news reports, public announcements or at www.lipower.org. Customers can also report outages and receive restoration updates on LIPA’s web site or Mobile Web, via text message or by contacting LIPA at 800-490-0075. If there is a power outage, customers should be aware of LIPA’s restoration process.
Please go to the Town’s website at www.brookhaven.org for up-to-date snowstorm related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. The Town of Brookhaven has also established www.brookhaven.org/snow, an online form so residents can report roads that need to be plowed. The Town has deployed all our resources to clear the roads of snow and ice and we will continue our efforts throughout the weekend until they are all passable.
The Town is also sending out e-mail alerts to residents who have registered on our e-mail list. If you are not on the list, you can sign up at www.brookhaven.org. Residents can also sign up for countywide Code Red alerts at www.suffolkcountyny.gov.
Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone (631) 451-6595 • Fax (631) 451-6258