Nor'easter Prompts More Outages in Deer Park, N. Babylon

Once residents finally received power after Sandy, a mix of snow and rain knocked it out again.

After significant power restoration was finally received on Tuesday, nine days after Sandy's blow, a nor'easter swept in to knock out electricity, again.

On Wednesday morning, 904 Deer Park residents were without power, which equaled a 92-percent restoration rate, according to the Long Island Power Authority's outage map. Once a wintry mix of snow and rain blew through the area that same night, that number had increased by 330. North Babylon fared much better during Wednesday's storm, with total power outage increasing by 31 homes during the nor'easter.

LIPA reported having 240 linemen and 201 tree trimmers on duty in the Town of Babylon Wednesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted LIPA on its restoration efforts Monday during a press conference, and called the communication efforts of all power companies in the state "unacceptable," as nearly a half-million people across the state were still without power.


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