LIPA update – snow causing delays

This current storm has just been elevated – it has been named (Athena). My LIPA government contact tells me that the storm will delay their goal of restoring 90 % of power by tonight.

I, of course, commend all the crews who are out working hard, and we all know that LIPA management has a difficult task, but I continue to push for restoration to happen faster in our district – and for better comm


Tomorrow, I encourage you (and tell others with power out) to call my office at 571-6218 or email your situation to

We have been speaking with LIPA for hours each day, with the senior managers on morning and evening government calls, and dealing with specific residents’ issues with a government liaison. I have been working with local officials and community leaders of civic associations and schools to compile information on possible complications and areas that need improvement in this restoration process.

I will follow up tomorrow with more information on how I am fighting for your power restoration.


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