Isaias Impact: Widespread damage and power outages across Long Island

Kristin Thorne and Stacey Sager

August 07, 2020

Originally published in ABC 7 NY on August 07, 2020.

Eastover Gardens, a senior apartment complex in Wantagh, was left without power for days following Tropical Storm Isaias.

LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Some 105,000 remained without power on Long Island Friday after Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage, downing trees and power lines and leaving almost half of PSEG's 1.1 million customers in the dark at the peak of the outages.

At a senior apartment complex in Wantagh, power was finally restored at 3 p.m. Thursday. It took a day of phone calls from local officials, including state Senator Kevin Thomas (D-Garden City) to get East Over Gardens put on the priority list.

"It's not right, you know, it's not right that we had to wait this long to have our electricity restored," resident Silvio La Marca said.

Felicia Tigh said she worries about her neighbors in the complex.

"It has been hard for people that need oxygen and more care," she said. "They have to have ambulances come and take them to a hospital."

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