OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Long Island’s two county executives and other officials are among those expected to testify before a state commission investigating utilities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response is holding a public hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. at SUNY College of Old Westbury.
1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports
The hearing will focus on utilities’ preparedness and response and recommendations for restructuring utilities.
Mangano told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera that he will be pushing for a communication and emergency preparedness plan.
Members of the public also may testify. They will be limited to two minutes per person.
Another hearing is set for Dec. 20. That will focus specifically on the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid’s storm response. A location for that hearing has not been announced.
The Moreland Commission was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to review the actions taken by the power companies before and after hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. It will also make specific recommendations about how to reform and modernize the way New York delivers power to its residents.
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