Tag Archives: LIPA

Going door to door to help constituents

Reaching Out After Sandy  Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton has been going door-to-door throughout the 18th LD to hear problems and concerns from residents in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. She has fought for power restoration in her neighborhoods. For several days, she has also been visitng some of those hit hardest to share important information on disaster […]

Continue Reading

Email to LIPA

An email I was forced to send to LIPA’s government relations head, who was hostile to my office when I tried to explore LIPA’s emergency plans earlier this year: To: Tracy Burgess-Levy; Nicholas Lizanich Subject: LIPA area updates Tracy, It is frustrating that after having myself and staff dedicate hours to your bi-daily update municipal […]

Continue Reading

Post Sandy – Fighting LIPA, Pushing for West Shore Road Repair

Working Through the Aftermath We all know that “Superstorm” Sandy, followed by the freezing Athena, have been a tremendous strain on Long Island. Homes have been destroyed. Families have been displaced. Entire communities have been ravaged. While Nassau residents have proven themselves to be strong and resilient, this has pushed many people to their limits. […]

Continue Reading

Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Calls for Faster Power Restoration

Seeking Local Oversight / Input on LIPA – Conducting Research with Community Leaders and Residents to Compile Feedback for NY State Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is hearing numerous complaints and concerns about the power restoration process after “superstorm” Sandy. She said, “Homes in Nassau’s 18th Legislative District have been out of power now for many days. […]

Continue Reading

Pushing LIPA

We had a government conference call this morning with LIPA’s Vice President. He said that they are trying to develop a timeline for each area, when they will get power back. Many should not have to wait until Nov. 12, he said. I am pushing them for updates on each issue I get from a […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

LIPA warns don’t stay home and wait for power as snow hits

I have been pushing our government contact for information on which homes will be in the “90 %” that they have been saying will be restored today, Wednesday. As the snow is starting, I said that people shouldn’t wait at home for power (and heat) that never come on. LIPA then advised me that people […]

Continue Reading