More than 145,000 Nassau County residents are without power after Hurricane Irene hit, according to the Long Island Power Authority.
The outages were caused by trees bringing down power lines, poles and transformers, according to a LIPA spokesperson. As of 9 a.m., 145,650 out of 473,006 people are in the dark in Nassau due to the storm, LIPA’s Storm Center Map says. These outage are listed as in the "assessing condition" phase. There is no estimated time of restoration as of yet.
In one of the worst hit areas, Levittown, about a third of households, or 6,124, are without power. Some 4,220 out of 6,910 households in North Bellmore are in the dark, while 3,986 out of 6,671 LIPA customers are without power in Wantagh.
In Garden City, some 2,465 households have experienced a loss of power. More than half of Malverne residents, or 1,983 customers, have no power. About half of Lawrence is also without power.
In total, 65,873 Town of Hempstead LIPA customers are in the dark.