A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.
A manhole fire cut power to customers Tuesday afternoon in eastern Queens.
Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Following Sandy, many angry residents descended upon the Hicksville headquarters of LIPA to protest the utility’s response to the storm.
Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.
Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.
Connecticut Light & Power is proposing a 115,000-volt underground transmission line about 1.5 miles that will connect two substations in the city.
The Long Island Power Authority announced Monday that it will not be raising rates in the year to come.
Privatizing the Long Island Power Authority is among the options reportedly under serious consideration by New York State in the wake of the utility’s dismal response to superstorm Sandy.
LIPA COO Michael Hervey says Sandy was the most expensive destructive and powerful storm, from an electrical standpoint, that Long Island has ever seen. But they don’t expect to pass the cost on to customers.
One elected official in Connecticut has an idea to help people keep the lights on when the power is knocked out.
For at least one New Jersey town, power was restored quickly and orderly after superstorm Sandy, and there is a very good reason.
The pressure and criticism following Superstorm Sandy apparently did a number on the Long Island Power Authority’s chief operating officer.
While most of Manhattan had its power restored about four days after Superstorm Sandy, persistent power problems in some places continued to make life miserable more than two weeks later.
The utility said as of 11 p.m. Sunday, all but 24 customers affected by Superstorm Sandy had had their power restored.