Update, Tuesday, 2:35 p.m.: According to the Long Island Power Authority, about 1,300 East Hampton residents remain without power following last week's storm, down from just over 2,000 household outages reported last Thursday afternoon and a high of over 20,000 at the peak of the damage.
About half of the outages are reported in Springs, with over 400 reported in East Hampton Village.
LIPA has told the public it expects to have 90 percent of its customers restored to power by Wednesday. Just under 200,000 were powerless around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, down from a high of nearly 950,000.
Update, Thursday, 3:10 p.m.: According to the LIPA Power Outages map, just over 2,000 customers are without power, down 4,000 from Thursday morning.
Update, Thursday 9:30 a.m.: As LIPA brings in extra workers to restore power to the over 500,000 customers still without service on Long Island, many customers in East Hampton Town have seen their service restored.
There are about 6,100 customers without service between Wainscott and Montauk, down from 17,000 on Wednesday afternoon.
The biggest concentration of outages remain in Springs, where 2,100 customers are still without power, and East Hampton, where there are 2,000 customers still waiting for the lights to turn back on.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson said on Wednesday that LIPA crews for the greater South Fork area will be staged at the East Hampton Airport, starting Thursday.
Update, Wednesday, 1 p.m.: Unfortunately, the number outages seems to have grown, again.
Thought only 15,000 outages were reported in East Hampton Town on Wednesday morning, there are now over 17,000 outages, according to the LIPA Power Outages map.
It appears that some folks in Springs, where there are 6,706 affected, lost power again. Earlier there were only 4,430 affected. On Tuesday, nearly 9,000 were without power in that hamlet.
Hopefully, this is just a minor setback.
Update, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.: Power is being restored to homes and businesses through East Hampton Town. Outages are down to just over 15,000, from a high of more than 21,000 Tuesday evening, according to the LIPA Power Outages map.
Lights and electricity for about half of Springs came back sometime overnight. For a time, there were nearly 9,000 without power in the hamlet. Now, there are about 4,430 still affected.
Nearly all of Amagansett has power again — there are just 51 in the dark, LIPA said.
There are still over 800,000 on Long Island without power on Wednesday morning, about two days afters Sandy hit.
Update, Tuesday, 7 p.m.:
LONG ISLAND, NY -- Some are starting to get their power back — slowly. There are 20,576 people without power, down from just over 21,000 without power an hour earlier.
Please note, the joint town and village Emergency Operations Center has closed. Town Police Lt. Chris Hatch. Any storm-related reports should be made through the non-emergency police numbers.
The shelter is still open at the discretion of the Red Cross.
Update, Tuesday, 5:50 p.m.:
LONG ISLAND, NY -- More than 21,000 customers in the Town of East Hampton are without power on Tuesday evening, in the wake of Sandy, which caused an "unprecedented disaster," according to the Long Island Power Authority.
LIPA is still "assessing the conditions" in most areas, so no word yet on how long it will be before the power is restored.
Nearly 9,000 of those customers are in Springs.
According to LIPA's Power Outage map, they serve 23,634 customers throughout the town — so it's light out for most of the town.
Some businesses, such as East Hampton Bowl and Red Horse Market in East Hampton Village opned for business on Tuesday, as they had power.
Update, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.:
LONG ISLAND, NY -- Slightly more than 15,000 customers in the Town of East Hampton woke up without power on Tuesday thanks to Sandy, which was downgraded to a tropical storm as it made landfall in New Jersey last night.
According to the LIPA Power Outages map, there are still more than 800,000 without power across Long Island.
While there are more without power in other areas of town, there's a lot less people affected by outages in Amagansett, where the power was restored to a few thousand last night.
Right now, the largest concentration of outages are in East Hampton, closely followed by Springs, Wainscott, Montauk and Northwest.
The question remains when the power will be turned back on and whether it will take as long as LIPA warned before Sandy hit — 7 to 10 days. Crews do appear to be back at work. According to the LIPA map, there are crews assigned to fix two outages in East Hampton Town.
Meanwhile, town and village highway department crews are hard at work clearing trees from the road and working with LIPA crews when wires are entangled in them.
Update, 9:15 p.m.: About 14,500 customers don't have power in the Town of East Hampton on Monday night, joining over 1 million customers across Long Island that are affected by outages due to Hurricane Sandy.
A portion of the Napeague Stretch was breached earlier on Monday, around high tide, but the water was reportedly receding as of 9 p.m., according to Village Police Captain Mike Tracey at the joint town and village Emergency Operations Center.
The road is reportedly passable for emergency vehicles, though there is a lot of debris scattered on the roadway.
"As of now, we still have severe winds. Many roads are impassable and will remain so until well after daybreak," Tracey said, warning that people should stay off the roads. "Power lines are still down in a number of areas," and still will be in the morning.
"Beach areas should be avoided as seas are extremely high and many road-ends have been damaged, collapsed or been compromised," he said.
Fire department chiefs have spent much of the evening responding to calls of downed wires, wires arcing, and poles on fire throughout the town. LIPA crews are not working until the storm winds die down.
The EOC will be open overnight if residents need to reach officials at 631-324-0945.
Update, 6:30 p.m.: There are now over 11,204 customers without power in the Town of East Hampton, according to the LIPA Power Outages map.
Residents here are among the 278,114 without power in Suffolk County alone.
Downed wires and trees are to blame. From the joint town and village Emergency Operations Center, Village Police Captain Mike Tracey said, "The roads are the worst I've ever seen." He advised drivers to stay off the roads, as it's too dangerous to drive, he said.
LIPA crews are not working during the height of the storm.
Update, 3:45 p.m.: The number of customers without power has swelled to over 10,000 in East Hampton Town, as more people flock to the Red Cross shelter.
According to the LIPA Power Outages map, about 10,203 customers, out of 23,634 customers served, are affected.
Red Cross reported that 90 people are at the shelter, located at East Hampton High School, according to East Hampton Village Administrator Larry Cantwell, who helped coordinate the shelter opening.
Cantwell said that the village Department of Public Works has responded to 25 downed trees, including on Woods Lane, where a portion near the Jewish Center of the Hamptons was closed off to traffic.
Cantwell also reported severe ocean erosion at Main Beach and Georgica Beach, which were closed to traffic earlier in the day when water breached the dunes.
Meanwhile, Amagansett has 3,084 without power; Wainscott has 2,400; Northwest has 1,959; Montauk has 1,797; Springs has 678; and the outlying areas of East Hampton has 285, according to LIPA.
LIPA crews are not working in the field during the height of the storm.
Previously: As expected, Hurricane Sandy is causing power outages all over the South Fork, but customers will have to wait until the storm dies down before Long Island Power Authority crews can restore service.
According to the LIPA Power Outages map, about 1,320 customers are without power in the Town of East Hampton, on Monday as of 1:45 p.m. Just hours earlier, on Monday morning, about 200 had lost power.
Supervisor Bill Wilkinson said that as of noon, LIPA curtailed field work due to hazardous conditions. Crews were pulled off the roads for their safety.
The majority of the customers who have experienced the loss of power are those in Montauk; 744 are off Flamingo Avenue and 248 are off West Lake Drive. A handful of folks off Old Montauk Highway, just east of Hither Hills State Park, are also without power. LIPA is still assessing the conditions in those areas, according to the map.
About 265 off Montauk Highway in Wainscott are without power, as are 103 in Northwest Woods, 51 on Bluff Road in Amagansett, and 42 on the north side of Three Mile Harbor.
If you are without power (and reading this on your mobil devices, of course), let us know. If you have lost power and got it back already, tell us too. Let's share the good and the bad during Hurricane Sandy.
We will continue to update this post on power outages throughout the day.