According to Legislator Jay Schneiderman
there are currently 107 total restoration personnel in the Tiana Substation area including West Tiana, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays and Southampton. The restoration personnel include 5 high voltage (hv) line crews from South Carolina, 19 Tree Trim crews from Florida and Indiana, and crew guides from Ohio and Mississippi.
On November 7, all lockouts were cleared and Tiana circuits were restored to normal configuration. An electrician qualified homes in the Village of Quogue that were in the flood zone and could be re-energized.
Survey personnel are identifying specific meters that cannot be re-energized until an electrical Inspection Agency provides an Inspection certificate allowing the residence or business to be re-energized. Dune Road Eastward to the Shinnecock inlet is still de-energized due to door to door inspections and survey work is required in areas in Dune Road that sustained heavy flooding. In areas the dunes crossed the roadway covering it, with sand 4 to 6 feet and the road is open with police monitoring access in and out.
According to Legislator Jay Schneiderman today's LIPA
efforts are to restore tickets that came in due to the Nor'easter and complete work that still exists in the system for Tiana, as well as an assist to the Canal substation. Some primary wires down, blown fuses, energized services and new tree work is required. LIPA's concentration includes the towns of West Tiana, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays and Southampton.
HV and Tree crews have paired up with a Survey person each to identify any "missed" down services, rear property issues or "authorized to energize" flood zone homes or businesses as they are located so LIPA can be totally complete within a neighborhood as the day progresses.
Estimation is that the Tiana/Quogue area will be 100 percent restored on November 7, with the exception of meters that are unsafe to energize due to flooding.
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