According to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Storm Center Outage Map, 12,152 Bellmore residents are without power, while 9,408 Merrick residents remain out as of Oct. 31 at 10 p.m.
Here's a highlight of the areas where more than 1,000 customers are without power.
The most affected area is south of Camp Avenue, between Newbridge Road and Merrick Avenue, where 3,303 customers are out. South of Jerusalem Avenue, but eastward of Newbridge Road, another 2,455 customers are in the dark.
By the South Bellmore East Bay, another 1,486 people are powerless. Another 1,035 people are powerless just northwest of the Camp Avenue and Merrick Avenue intersection, and 1,302 are out near the southern tip of Merrick.
As of Oct. 31 at 10 p.m., 811,299 customers across Long Island remain affected by power outages, and 4,987 outages are still a problem system-wide.
To report an outage to LIPA, call 1-800-490-0075 or text 'REG' to 695472 (myLIPA) and then 'OUT.' For more important emergency contacts, tips and links, click here.
In a statement released Sunday, LIPA told customers to "prepare and plan for power outages, which based on the current track could last between 7 to 10 days."
The utility company also reminded customers to:
- Never touch or go near fallen wires, even if you think they are safe. Parents can use this opportunity to remind children that wires are dangerous. If you are in a vehicle that comes in contact with a downed wire, stay in your vehicle until help arrives.
- Make sure you have a working, battery powered radio or TV and a good supply of fresh replacement batteries.
- Have flashlights available for all family members.
- If an electric pump supplies your water, fill spare food-grade containers with water for cooking and washing in anticipation of a possible power interruption.
- Make sure all motor driven equipment, such as garage door openers, can be operated manually.
- When using a portable generator, make sure all LIPA-powered equipment is disconnected. This will avoid severe hazards when reconnecting the power to your home or business.
- Have a first aid kit at home and check its contents to make sure they are complete and up to date. If you have family members with special medical needs, such as insulin or other prescription drugs, check to make sure you have an adequate supply.
- Do not use charcoal to cook indoors; deadly carbon monoxide gas can accumulate in your home.
- If you have an elderly neighbor, be a Good Samaritan and check on his or her status. Even a quick telephone call during a storm can provide much appreciated assurance that help is nearby if needed.
- Should an electric power interruption occur, all sensitive equipment, such as computers and TVs should be disconnected until service is restored
- While LIPA does not provide generators to customers, if you have a generator we remind you to use it safely.
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