More than 100 Mineola residents turned their air conditioners back on after 24 hours or more without using them.
Tenants in two apartments at 100 and 101 Lincoln Avenue said they experienced a power outage around 3 p.m. Sunday and it took more than a day for power to be restored.
Anthony Silva says the lights and air conditioning in his apartment went out after the big explosion.
He said he couldn’t stand the heat.
“It was terrible. I couldn’t sleep,” says Silva. “I took a short nap, but I was obviously sweaty and too hot.”
PSEG-Long Island said a transformer in the area failed, damaging the dedicated cable that powers the building.
The cable was not company property, but the crew spent the day trying to fix the problem.
Some residents left to escape the blackout. They say it’s nice to have it back.
“I couldn’t work this morning because the internet wasn’t working,” says Michael DeMarco. “I was a loser. I went to my mother’s house for dinner and now I’m back.”
PSEG-LI said part of the delay was due to the feeder cables being owned by the building.
Due to the extreme heat on Long Island, they repaired the cable themselves.