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Here's How Many Long Islanders Are Now Without Power After Storm Sweeps Through

PSEG Long Island is working to repairs downed lines and poles.
PSEG Long Island is working to repairs downed lines and poles. Photo Credit: PSEG/Facebook

Heavy rain and strong winds with hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk counties, leaving some 17,368 customers without power.

The storm brought down large trees, branches, and wires, affecting more than 49,000 of  1.1 million customers, PSEG officials said.

As of 4 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, more than 55 percent of customers affected have been restored, leaving 17,368  without power, the company said.

Crews have been working all night in dangerous conditions to assess the damage and make repairs, companies officials said.

"As we continue to assess the damage, restoration times will be refined," officials added.

 Strong winds are continuing Friday, which may cause additional outages.

PSEG Long Island has added additional personnel, including tree and line crews, to repair damage and restore outages. 

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