Israel Warns LIPA on Storm Response

Rep. Steve Israel: 'We’ll be watching' LIPA Sandy response.

As Northport Mayor George Doll stood outside Village Hall surveying the scene while walking through the various issues affecting Northport in the hours after Hurricane Sandy swept through the area, Rep. Steve Israel, D-Dix Hills, strolled up.

Israel was doing his own damage assessment of Northport after making the trek from hard-hit Huntington early Tuesday. The congressman asked Doll what he could do for Northport.

Related: LIPA Storm Update

But the answer was painfully obvious. With more than 900,000 customers on Long Island without power, the burden of restoring normalcy falls to Long Island Power Authority to move quickly. 

“This is a real test for LIPA,” Israel said. “There will be no excuses. LIPA during Irene did not perform satisfactorily. They said they got their act together. We’ll be watching.” 

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Amarinder singh October 31, 2012 at 05:32 AM
I saw no LIPA crue in my neighborhood of port Jeff . Although I saw no downed power line , we have no power . This response is going to cost democrats . Although I m registered democrat and I donated for Obama campaign , but President has lost my vote.
Yousef Alabed November 01, 2012 at 02:39 AM
I drove and took a walk today and yesterday around my neighbor Chablis, half hollow rd around the gulf and school district and i was not lucky to see the lipa crews. Where are they? I think they are working on puting their act together. Shame on u lipa
jf November 02, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Day 4 now of no power. Is this what lipa calls" getting their act together"? - south Huntington
bob young November 09, 2012 at 11:58 PM
we should hold governor cuomo personally responsible since he oversees LIPA and appoints it CEO. Frankly he has been trying to divert attention by refering to them as just another utility. LIPA is cuomo's responsibility. LIPA's poor response is cuomo's porr response
Arguendo November 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM
The fact that you didn't raise this "issue" years ago makes it YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


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