Fewer than 200 Long Island Power Authority customers, islandwide, were still experiencing power outages caused by Hurricane Irene as of Monday morning, according to Mark Gross, a LIPA spokesman, who said the authority hoped to have everyone online by the end of the day.
“We hope to have it wrapped up today by the end of the day, if not sooner,” he said of full power restoration.
LIPA’s Storm Center website was listing 235 customers as being without power in Southampton Town Monday morning, with 228 of them in Bridgehampton. Mr. Gross said those could be “new outages” unrelated to the storm, or “intentional” temporary outages to make restoration efforts safe for workers. The other outages listed in Southampton Town were “less than 5” in Hampton Bays, North Sea, Remsenburg-Speonk, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach and Water Mill.
In East Hampton Town, the website listed only 13 customers without power: “less than 5” each in Amagansett, Montauk, Northwest Harbor and Springs, and 5 in East Hampton.
Almost 4,000 LIPA crews and tree trimmers were deployed over the weekend to get power up and running across Long Island, he said Sunday morning, noting that some employees were working 18 hour shifts. “And they’ll keep working until all the power is restored,” Mr. Gross said.