Story updated as of 1:10 p.m. Monday
The worst of Hurricane Sandy is yet to arrive and already more than 31,000 people are without power on Long Island, according to LIPA.
In Lindenhurst, there were 5 reported outages as of 12:17 p.m. and 311 in North Lindenhurst. Earlier on Monday, LIPA reported more than 1,000 outages in Lindenhurst.
LIPA has already warned that outages could last anywhere from 7-10 days.
This statement was posted on LIPA's website Monday morning:
"Storm conditions are expected to intensify throughout the day with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds. The worst of the storm will be later today. While we will continue to restore power to the maximum extent possible, the safety of the public and our workforce is the highest priority. If you have been provided with a power restoration estimate it means that your power will most likely be restored by that time. If you have not received an estimate, it will be provided to you as soon as a repair crew is assigned."
LIPA is recommending that customers pre-register their cell phones to report outages and receive restoration updates via text. To register, text REG to 695472 (myLIPA). After registration, to report an outage, text OUT to 695472 (myLIPA).
Customers are encouraged to always report outages and can also report outages by calling 1-800-490-0075.
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