Patch Dec 12 – DeRiggi-Whitton: ‘Hostility’ From LIPA Pre-Sandy

“After Tropical Storm Irene left many in her district without power for days, Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton had a series of meetings with Long Island Power Authority officials to examine how to prevent future failures.

The company’s communications were a major focus, with a lack of coordination with Department of Public Works crews slowing power restoration and local government officials complaining that the company was inaccessible during and after Irene.

With the same criticisms leveled in the weeks since Sandy, DeRiggi-Whitton suggested the failures were as much an attitude problem as a lack of preparedness.”

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