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NorthShoreAlert: 150 LIPA Workers in Port Washington and Manhasset Tuesday

Fire in Flower Hill; blood donations needed.

NorthShoreAlert, the mass communication system for the Port Washington-Manhasset peninsula, issued this message Tuesday at 10 a.m. Sign up for alerts at NorthShoreAlert.org.
  • LIPA update: Large portions of the peninsula remain without power—as do many other areas of the Island. I would like to take just a moment to share with you a little more color on what we know about the restoration. As you may be aware, neither this office nor the mayors nor the town control what LIPA works on, their access to resources, and their prioritizations. Many of you are cold and frustrated that you see few or no linemen. LIPA has told us directly, this morning, that they have over 150 workers in our area today. Based on our information that is equal to or exceeds other similar areas. I just want to pass on to you that your mayors, the town, and we have been pressing, hounding, and pushing LIPA in every way we can to accelerate restoration. They still project 90% by tomorrow night. We hope so. And while it won’t keep you warmer today, please know that the leadership of this community is pressing every button and pulling every lever they know to help you.
  • It has been confirmed that voting will be held at originally scheduled locations.
  • Very good news for residents who have insurance claims: NYS has advised insurers that Sandy was not a hurricane when it hit NY and therefore they should not reduce claims by the larger “named storm” deductibles.
  • A home was destroyed by fire last night in Flower Hill due to an accumulation of leaves on the generator. You may wish to check yours.
  • Forecasts for Wednesday and Wednesday night are now for winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 70mph.
  • The PWMOEM Recovery Center, at the Landmark on Main Street, will be open all day with extended hours till 11pm for election coverage. If you are cold and need a place to go, with some hot food and some company, please come. You will be welcomed.
  • North Shore University Hospital is requesting blood donations. Their telephone is 562-4204
  • Lastly and as a reminder. Please check on elderly or infirmed neighbors who may not be getting these alerts. They may need your help! The shelter at Nassau Community College is open.
JJ November 06, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Thank you for the update, I really appreciate it. Please don't forget about Beechwood Ave!! None of us by Willowdale and Haven have any power or heat.
Kf November 06, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Agree with JJ, updates are great and the Willowdale, Haven, Mackey, Cypress, Beechwood areas need power since there are so many small kids. I think there is a transformer on Haven that is hanging and could be super dangerous if not addressed
Kathleen McDermott November 06, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Thank you for the update!!!! Please do what you can to see if the Park section of Port Washington gets help. Almost all are still without power. 8 days and counting. Also...please see if you can ensure that all non union workers are being able to contribute as well. There is increased communication about outside utility crews being sidelined because they are non union. Thank you so much for the update. Please keep the updates coming. This is the only valuable information received in days!!! God bless.
Kathleen McDermott November 06, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I wish the information is truly disinformation. If you can disprove what many people are witnessing and seeing first hand...by speaking with some of the crew...please please post it! We all need to know the truth. If it's false...than I will be estatic to be wrong. I'm not ranting...merely asking to check out 'increased communication received'.
Kathleen McDermott November 06, 2012 at 06:33 PM
No need to be rude 'nassau taxpayer'. Many of us are without power...and so so many without homes to live in. Not a fan of 'Rushbo'. Perhaps there are areas in which LIPA crew are not as accommodating as the ones working a block over from where you are. As I said...if I'm wrong...I'm happy to be wrong. Glad to hear you are having a easier time with your restoration. That's good to know. You are blessed. More so than others. There are better ways of disagreeing than throwing snide comments. May God continue to bless you and all of us.
Chris HM November 06, 2012 at 06:37 PM
We are getting married this saturday at UMC in port washington. We pray hard so we can have power at church for our wedding. If anyone sees this and able to talk to LIPA please let them know, thank you.
Rob MacGilvray November 06, 2012 at 06:38 PM
hey nassau no reason to be mean spirited.. go watch rev al and spitzer
Keri McGinness November 06, 2012 at 06:46 PM
oh, be nice!
Rob MacGilvray November 06, 2012 at 06:58 PM
someone is disappointed with rev al's and lil elliot spitz's ratings..hang in there buddy..rumor has it joe biden will be joining shortly to form the braintrust of the 3 stooges
Kathleen McDermott November 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Thank you Rob!
Kathleen McDermott November 06, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Chris. I will continue to pray for you. I was over at UMC yesterday to ensure it was still the voting location for today. No power as of yesterday. Hopefully everything works for you and your bride to be. Best Wishes.
Kf November 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Nassau Taxpayer is re-watching episodes of the "Rachel Maddow" show to get him pumped up before he heads to his polling station. <Insert 'eye of the tiger' song playing in background>
Cindy Pfister November 06, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Chris- bSo much love and luck- I have been a member of UMC PWW over 50 yrs- we moved in June due to sickness- I do not know how church is - but, Have a wonderful day CINDY
Cindy Pfister November 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
I lived in PW over 50 yrs, moved in June due to illness- I can never remember a storm in our area to do so much damage- my Heart and Love are with you all- My Heart will ALWAYS be in our town= Cindy Pfister
Rob MacGilvray November 06, 2012 at 08:13 PM
"Rachel Maddow".. lol.. good crack KF..
Chris HM November 06, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Thank you for your wishes, Kathleen and Cindy.
donna November 06, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Despite this "good news," there was not one LIPA truck in Soundview today where most of us remain in the cold and dark. The crowd in the public library belies the hope that LIPA is restoring most of Port Washington. In addition, the lack of information is obscene.
Kf November 07, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Donna, I agree. We are in the dark in several ways. More communication and action is needed. Birchwood Ave has power lines and transformers still dangerously hanging and Orchard Farm Road has a huge power line sitting in the street. As schools have opened and bus stops are again filled with kids, to have these hazards still lingering 10+days later is a big liability.
Kf November 07, 2012 at 04:03 PM
JJ, Any power/ activity on Beechwood/ Birchwood/Cypress Area today ?
Concerned Sister Lisa November 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM
PLEASE - My family in the Park Avenue area near Schrieber High School have been without power or heat for more than one week. Please try to fix the power in that area soon! It is cold and the conditions are dangerous. They have not seen any LIPA trucks or workers in the area, contrary to the reports by LIPA.

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