posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 09:38 AM
Well, it's been a long road for some of the people in New York City. For some, that road is still not over and electricity we all take for granted is
still not restored. In fairness to all crews working night and day, the job has been almost unprecedented for scope, scale and sheer enormity of the
challenge presented. It seems the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned on, despite recent rumors to the contrary! It's not even an oncoming
train for once!
It would seem, Long Islanders have one more day to hang in there. Way to go on restoring power! Really...this HAS been a nightmare of a job by all
reports and I take that from what I saw with our Ice Storm and lines down by the thousands. That was small compared to this and I sat almost 2 full
weeks inside a city without power then.
LIPA to restore last Long Island, New York power outages from Sandy on Tuesday
(Reuters) - The New York State-owned Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) expects to restore power by the end of Tuesday to most of the remaining
75,000 homes and businesses still without service two weeks after Hurricane Sandy battered the region.
Sandy hit LIPA harder than any other power company, knocking out more than 1 million of its 1.1 million customers, while a nor'easter last week
knocked out 123,000 more customers - thousands of whom had had their power restored after Sandy.
Unfortunately, it doesn't mean EVERYONE will be restored.
LIPA, meanwhile, said it could not restore power to about 17,500 homes and businesses in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island and 37,500 in
the Rockaways in New York City because severe flooding from Sandy damaged electrical panels, wires, outlets and appliances, making it unsafe to
The utility said these property owners must hire a licensed electrician to repair the water damage and produce an electrical inspection certificate
before it can restore power.
Here is hoping some normalcy can return to the lives of the people up there now that power is being turned on to the remaining locations which can
safely have it done!