Village Update on Mandatory Electrical, Gas Inspections South of Montauk

LIPA and Natural Grid must certify every gas and electrical system South of Montauk Highway before restoring service, the Village says.

The Village of Lindenhurst has posted some key utility updates for residents and Hurricane Sandy victims living South of Montauk Highway on its website.

The information - which was posted Tuesday, November 6, and shared with Lindenhurst Patch by Deputy Mayor Kevin McCaffrey - related to the mandatory electrical inspections announced on the same day along with other crucial updates by the Town of Babylon.

(Other Babylon Town post-Sandy updates could be found on the Town's website here.)

The information provided by the Village also included details for gas customers, as well as details about the text messaging update service the Village began this week to keep residents updated in the aftermath of Sandy.

The information read on the website here as follows:

"Before power can be restored, National Grid, the natural gas provider, must certify every gas connection South of Montauk is shut off and necessary repairs are completed. This should be completed very soon. Some areas South of Montauk may begin having natural gas restored shortly.

"Before LIPA turns power back on to the grid, it must be sure there's no flood damage to your electrical system.

"The Village, in cooperation with the Town of Babylon, is arranging to make the necessary inspections at no cost to residents.

"If your home is certified to have the power turned on, then a certification for you to display will be given to you.

"The list of blocks and dates the inspectors are scheduled to be in can be obtained by calling Village Hall at 631-957-7500.

"The list of locations and dates will also be sent out through the Village’s text alert system - text 'VOL' to 411247 - and on our website, www.villageoflindenhurst.com."


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Shari BanaElectric November 07, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Bana Electric Corp. of Farmingdale, providing CurrentSAFE, specializes in electrical hazard detection inspections. Visit www.banaelectric.com or call 631-393-6800 for post-storm electrical issues.
Michael November 07, 2012 at 10:31 PM
The Village is killing us, we have not had heat or a hot shower or normal lights for seven days now, a lot of us that live close to Montauk highway had no flooding or damage in our homes, and they still are insisting that all homes south of Montauk Hwy. must be inspected, which possilbly can cause damage to undamaged homes in the form of freezing pipes and equipment. Please Please Please stop being to cautious with us and get LIPA to reconnect the power to our undamaged homes !


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