People on Long Island said they are tired of politicians pointing fingers and laying blame. After 15 days in the dark, they just want a return to normalcy.
Residents of Long Island have been screaming, yelling and waving signs as they have continued to live without power and vent their frustration at the Long Island Power Authority.
Hervey said it remains unclear if LIPA customers will see rates increase due to the storm.
LIPA also had a change of heart about the inspection they told residents would have to undergo before they could get power, but the big move was not enough to end the outrage.
About 20,000 customers remain powerless in New York City and Westchester County. That’s down from a peak of over 1 million affected by the storms.
Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.
The Hempstead town supervisor on Saturday accused the Long Island Power Authority of ignoring those with special needs.
There was still no light Friday night for hundreds of thousands of Long Island homes. About 150,000 frustrated Long Island Power Authority customers said the company was giving them the run-around and they want to know why.
For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.
In areas like Roslyn Estates, wires still dangled dangerously and homes were getting colder as a nor’easter bore down on the Tri-State Area on Wednesday, but the utility company said that many people would have to wait longer.
At its height, millions of people across the Tri-State area were left without electricity in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Long Islanders say they aren’t getting any answers from LIPA. There are still 190,000 outages there and on Tuesday, there was a new wrinkle that was angering homeowners.
A total of about 1.5 million power customers in the Tri-State area remained without power Sunday night, as relief and recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy continued.
Hervey said substations were badly corroded by the saltwater in the storm surge.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday urged everyone who might need shelter to seek it out as the temperature drops, and slammed the Long Island Power Authority for not attending more promptly to outages in the Rockaways.