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Daylight Saving Ends Sunday; 'Crews Not Affected,' Says LIPA

Less daylight will not stall restoration, crews to work through the night.

As if storm-weary Long Islanders don't have enough to worry about, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, meaning longer nights are ahead.

The Long Island Power Authority on Saturday said setting the clocks back an hour will have no effect on the recovery.

"The crews can work through the night," LIPA spokesman Mark Gross said.

With the power out for 462,801 LIPA customers as of Saturday afternoon, including 6,522 in Garden City, many of the devices that automatically set, such as cable boxes and computers, will not function, so locals should remember to manually set as many clocks as they can.

Only Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that observes Daylight Saving Time, according to TimeandDate.com. On the other hand, 164 don't observe the time change at all.

(Editor's Note: Henry Powderly wrote this article.)
Joan November 04, 2012 at 09:40 PM
SOME people have NO HOME left to go to Gbean. SOME people are dead Gbean. Hospitals, nursing homes and shelters need power too Gbean. It's sad that you can't commute to a city job but gee that's just too bad for you.
Joan November 04, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Why didn't you call the number on the truck and report them for slacking? That's what I would have done. You can bet that they were supervisors and not union guys, or regular shift workers sitting on their butts in their nice warm truck. If you see that you should report it to someone. I'm sure that your local paper or TV channel would send a camera crew over to take some pictures of that.
Joan November 04, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Yeah, Jesus Jessica… how DARE they take a break in their 16 hour day to eat a sandwich or rest up??? You've been without power for a week? Geez Some people have no HOMES left to get power to. Those hospitals and shelters and nursing homes don't need power as badly as YOU need it. I'de call the Governor and have him get right on it if I were you. BOOOOO HOOOOO the plight poor Jessica is in. Don't we all feel sorry for her as the ONLY PERSON suffering in this crisis???
Joan November 04, 2012 at 09:55 PM
RVC Native. I commend you on your good sense. These crybabies make me sick. They should be out chopping trees or helping to clean up the neighborhood or doing SOMETHING to help. Yet these are all the same people who want smaller government who have their hands out for help (ME FIRST) …which would not be forthcoming AT ALL without government support. Get off your computers, stop whining, man up and DO something USEFUL.
Maria March 10, 2013 at 07:09 PM
we should keep day lite saving it is better for body and mind. we need more lite

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