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.
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.
Just over 255,000 Long Islanders remained in the dark Monday, down from more than 935,000 immediately after the storm.
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.
On Long Island, looting has become such a problem on the south shore that state police are on patrol.
More than 4 million customers served by Con Edison, LIPA, PSEG, JCP&L, Connecticut Light and Power, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG were without power as of late Tuesday night.
Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.
Residents should be prepared to be without power for seven to 10 days, LIPA officials warned.
s Superstorm Sandy raged, nearly 2.7 million customers in the New York City metro area were without power Monday night – a number nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Chicago.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency “in every county in the state” and activated the emergency crews to monitor Sandy as it worked its way north.
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