No Power For An Hour
The entire Rockaway peninsula and Nassau County's Five Towns were left without power for nearly one hour on Wednesday afternoon when a Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) electrical failure caused the electricity to shut down.
"The outage was throughout the entire Rockaway peninsula and Five Towns," LIPA spokesperson Mark Gross said. "It affected around 50,000 to 60,000 customers."
All power was restored by 2:10 p.m., according to LIPA.
Gross added that the cause of the transmission failure is still being investigated, but LIPA doesn't anticipate any similar problems in the near future.
Police reported that the Redfern Housing projects did not have power restored until nearly 3:00 p.m. LIPA, however, was not able to confirm that information, saying their records show all power was restored at 2:10 p.m.
The email read:
"There is a large power outage impacting the Rockaway Peninsula. Agencies and emergency personnel are responding. Further information will be provided as it is available."
People who signed up for the pilot program, most likely got that message after their power was restored, considering computers and internet services with modems run primarily on electricity.