Two Weeks After Sandy, Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power On L.I.As outages enter their third week, LIPA said it has dropped its policy that forces customers to get an inspection before their power is restored.
LISTEN: LIPA Executive Questioned On Restoration EffortHervey said it remains unclear if LIPA customers will see rates increase due to the storm.
Some Long Island Residents Remain Unsatisfied By LIPA's PromisesLIPA 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.
LIPA Spokesman Estimates 90 Percent Restoration By WednesdayHervey said substations were badly corroded by the saltwater in the storm surge.
Gov. Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency With Hurricane Sandy On Her Way 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.
LIPA Upgrading System Amid Hamptons Growth"What the upgrade will do is it will give us 200 megawatts of additional power to use for the peak load. Our peak load time is when when we have the hottest weather," LIPA's Michael Hervey told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.
Officials Meet On L.I. To Discuss Hurricane PreparednessMore than 600 first responders, emergency managers and elected officials from the region are attending the two-day conference on hurricane preparedness in Uniondale, sponsored by the Long Island Power Authority.
LIPA Announces 'Power Supply Charge' For Utility Customers While it won't break the bank, customers can expect to pay an average of $3.07 more per month, according to LIPA chief Michael Hervey.

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