New Storm Creates Outages in Bellmore-Merrick

Just days after Hurricane Sandy caused thousands of people to be without electricity in the Bellmore-Merrick area, a snowstorm may be adding some new outages to the equation.

As of Wednesday at 6 p.m., 1,611 customers are still powerless in South Merrick with no listed time of restoration, according to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Storm Center Outage Map. Another 412 are down in North Merrick, but their power is expected to be restored by Nov. 11 at 11 p.m.

In South Bellmore, 718 customers are without power, while another 722 are down in North Bellmore. North Bellmore is expected to be back online by Nov. 12 at 11 p.m., and no estimate has been provided for those south of Sunrise Highway.

The following areas have multiple pockets of 51 or more outages in Bellmore and Merrick.
  • West of Merrick Avenue between Camp Avenue and Sunrise Highway.
  • South of Merrick Road near the South Bellmore East Bay.
  • South of Jerusalem Avenue between Bellmore Avenue and Route 105.

The following areas have at least one pocket of 51 or more outages (including above).
  • Just southwest of the Newbridge Road and North Jerusalem Road intersection.
  • Just northeast of the Merrick Road and Meadowbrook Road intersection.

The following areas have multiple pockets between 5-50 outages (including above).
  • Northwest of the Camp Avenue and Merrick Avenue intersection.
  • South of Sunrise in the vicinity of Babylon Turnpike.
  • South of Camp Avenue between Newbridge Road and Merrick Avenue.

As of Wednesday at 6 p.m., LIPA is reporting 188,019 customers affected by 8,183 active outages Islandwide.

To see an up-to-date LIPA Storm Center Outage Map, click here.

Are you without power? Do you want to see if people in your area have power? Tell us in the comments below.
EB November 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Yeah. Out since 1 o'clock Monday 10/29. LIPA personnel told me to get the wires fixed on my house so that I could get power back. Did that to the tune of $2000. So where are they? North of Merrick rd I shouldn't need an inspection. There is no excuse for this.
Ralph A. November 08, 2012 at 09:43 AM
I am hearing all kinds of stories about "inflated pricing" or "price gouging" when getting estimates from contractore. Now contractors are being scum by ripping off those who are desperate to at some point try to get their lives back together. Especially south of Merrick Rd. Those who do take advantage should be put out of business.
Jenny Yin November 08, 2012 at 10:44 AM
My friend spent $5000 to clear tree branches alone.
Ralph A. November 08, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Yet another story on tree removal last week: Neighbor down the street: One estimate was $3500. Another was $5000, and his last estimate was (get this) $9500 for the same tree leaning on their house.
Ed Goldstein November 08, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Ironic isn't it - it seems that the only people that need inspections are those that still have not had their power restored. Prior power restorations did not seem to need these inspections. Could this be a stalling tactic by Lipa to cover their incompetence?
Ed Goldstein November 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Ed Mangano and Lipa should communicate with each other. Mangano's office urged us to evacuate prior to the last storm and then Lipa told us we had to be in our homes for an inspection. They both contacted us thru telephone messages., of course because of the outages the phone didn't work - ironic isn't it?
Jenny Yin November 08, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Sorry to hear that. I hope you will get power back soon!


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