Thousands in Pat-Med continue to live in the dark as LIPA continues its work to restore a record-number of power outages on the island.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, out of 650,000 LIPA customers without power on Long Island, there were 2,813 in East Patchogue, 1,952 in Medford, 1,479 in Patchogue and 814 in North Patchogue.
Those numbers are slowly coming down. There were about 1,700 LIPA customers without power at 5 p.m Wednesday.
LIPA says its focus in the first couple days after the storm has been to restore transmission lines and substations, which must be repaired first.
"As many of these facilities are located outside your neighborhood, it is likely that you may not see our repair crews near your home as these repairs are made," LIPA said in a statement on its website.
"Restoring power to critical facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and other areas of health and public safety have also been a priority," the statement says.
LIPA has said it could take up to 10 days to fully restore power on the island. For the latest outage figures, click here.