July 1, 2019– Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter today announced that Town of Islip crews have been working hard to clear the downed trees and limbs left behind after a severe summer storm tore through the area Sunday afternoon, hitting Islip, Huntington, Smithtown and Babylon Townships the hardest. Twenty thousand PSEGLI customers remain without power, with approximately 7-8,000 in Islip.
Supervisor Carpenter was joined by Public Safety and DPW Commissioners during a conference call with PSEGLI’s president, who provided an update on the current outage and restoration effort and cleanup in the area. “PSEGLI officials expect that 95% of customers will be restored by midnight tonight,” said Supervisor Carpenter, adding that “an additional 400 utility crews have been brought in from outside New York State to aid in the restoration effort, and more are being secured.”
The Department of Public Works and the Department of Environmental Control (DEC) will be going through the areas in the Town affected by Sunday’s storm to do an initial cleanup of the debris in the Town’s right of way. Islip’s Public Safety Division, Department of Public Works, and Department of Environmental Control have been working in hand-in-hand with PSEGLI, to ensure that downed trees and limbs are removed.
“We ask that residents please be patient, while Town crews clear debris from the roadways. I also urge residents to leave any downed wires untouched during the cleanup effort, and assume they are LIVE,” said Supervisor Carpenter.
Residents should follow the normal debris requirements by Town of Islip DEC which are as follows: 4 ft bundled and under 50 lbs.
PSEGLI customers who are enrolled, can report an outage through their mobile device by texting the word “OUT” to 773454 or by calling 1-800-490-0075. For more information, please call the Town of Islip Office of Constituent Services at 631-224-5500.