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LIPA Update on Atlantic Beach

The following information was provided by Long Island Power Authority regarding the City of Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout.

Update at 4:17 p.m. on Nov. 12

LIPA continues to make progress in getting power back on across Long Island, having restored power to more than 1.1 million customers.

According to LIPA, 50 percent of Village of Atlantic Beach has been restored with continued focus in that area Monday. They are working closely with Village inspectors and will energize when safe to do so.

Update at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 11.

LIPA says they are limited to the amount of customers they can restore in Atlantic Beach, an area located in a lower profile in terms of elevation that suffered much flood damage.

Therefore, Nick Lizanich, Vice President of Operations at LIPA, referred to the restoration in Atlantic Beach as "minimal."

The people remaining without power in Atlantic Beach - as well as Long Beach, Point Lookout and Lido Beach - will have a more "considerable effort" to restore because LIPA will have to get their equipment ready to receive power.

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LIPA is working closely with designated representatives from these communities who are assessing whether homes and businesses are safe to receive power, and notifying LIPA to restore power.

If you prefer not to wait for a visit by a survey team, you may hire a licensed electrician or electrical inspection agency to perform an electrical inspection for you at your cost.

If you choose this option, an electrical inspection certification must be submitted to LIPA, as more fully described below, whether or not repairs are required.

If a surveyor determines that your home or building does not demonstrate any visible evidence of flood damage that may have affected your electrical equipment, we will schedule your power to be turned on.

If the surveyor determines that your home or building demonstrates visible evidence of flood damage that may have affected your electrical equipment, you will be required to produce an electrical inspection certification from a licensed electrician or electrical inspection agency before your power can be restored.

All customers are free to obtain an electrical inspection prior to the restoration of power at any time.

Restoring Service to premises determined unsafe to receive electric service
If inspectors determine that the home or building is unsafe to receive electric service, you will be advised to hire a licensed electrician to make the necessary repairs. Once those repairs have been made, an electrical inspection certification must be submitted to LIPA.

Once we receive this certification, we will schedule your power to be turned on.

Submitting Certification to LIPA that power can be safely restored
You, your licensed electrician or electrical inspection agency can submit electrical inspection certification by fax at: 631-844-3643, or email at: servicecert@service.lipower.org

Dee November 11, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Does anyone know... when will power be restored after your house gets the "ok"?
Stephen J. Bronner November 13, 2012 at 03:18 PM
It might be days. Hopefully sooner rather than later with LIPA's "focus" on Atlantic Beach.

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