The number of power outages in Kings Park is starting to decline according to the Long Island Power Authority's outage map. As of Thursday morning, 2,128 people were without power, down from 2,515 shown Wednesday afternoon.
The highest concentration of outages is in the San Remo area and the neighborhoods close to Melody, with maps there showing more than 1,400 without power in that vicinity.
Fort Salonga has not shown much improvement with more than 1250 without power in the area between the Sunken Meadow Parkway and Town Line Road.
The company's restoration estimate of seven to 10 days has not changed, chief operating officer Michael Hervey said Wednesday afternoon, though the speed of the restoration will depend - in part - on the number of personnel LIPA can deploy.
"This will be the biggest storm in all of our history," said Hervey, standing in front of a cracked transmission line utility pole at the Long Island Rail Road Station in Glen Cove.
Hervey said certain locations take priority, including the 18 hospitals on Long Island that lost power, as well as water and sewer facilities and emergency management centers.
As of 6 a.m. Thursday, there are 44,181 homes without power in the Town of Smithtown. There were 50,025 homes without power as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The outages in Suffolk County have also dropped to 307,752 as of 6 a.m.