The slow recovery continued in Massapequa on Friday as officials once again blasted LIPA over their response to the storm, and residents in flood zones continued to wade through confusing messages.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto joined other elected officials including Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, Rep. Steve Israel, D-Huntington and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano at a press conference Friday.
They called on the federal government to intervene in the crisis and to take an active role in power restoration efforts.
One issue that's been frustrating for Massapequa residents has been confusion over re-energizing homes in flood zones such as the area south of Merrick Road.
The Town has posted a guide for residents in that situation, which was updated Friday, but a spokesman said that it's been a difficult situation saying LIPA's plan has been constantly changing.
The spokesman said the utility advised the town that alist of communities in which inspectors are working is posted on LIPA’s websitecall LIPA at 1-855-588- 8638 to hear recorded updates.
As of 4:30 p.m. there were 2,356 customers without power in Massapequa, 776 in North Massapeuqua, 448 in East Massapequa, and 335 in Massapequa Park.