Skip to comments.East Coast power recovery slows, 3.5 million still in dark (Obama doesn't care about US Citizens)
Posted on 11/03/2012 6:37:04 AM PDT by tobyhill
U.S. utilities restored power on Friday to about a million East Coast homes and businesses plunged into darkness by Hurricane Sandy, a slowdown from the past two days, as crews began to work on the hardest-hit areas that may take days to fix.
About 3.5 million customers remained without power as of Friday afternoon, according to U.S. Department of Energy figures based on utility reports. The 1 million customers restored on Friday was down from the 2.1 million who had power restored on Wednesday and the 1.6 million on Thursday, the data showed.
Utilities say they typically look to restore power to the biggest blocks of customers first, then tackle more difficult, isolated problems. They have warned it could yet be another week before all the lights are back on.
That utilitarian approach may still frustrate homeowners, as well as motorists who must wait hours to fill their tanks with two-thirds of area filling stations lacking power.
More than 1.2 million homes and businesses in New York and 1.4 million in New Jersey remained without power on Friday, including many of the dozens of oil terminals along the harbor that are critical links in the fuel supply chain. Some operators had brought in generators to resume flows.
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Just as Bush was blamed for the suffering after Katrina, 0bama must be blamed for the suffering after Sandy.
It was unfair to blame Bush, but tit for tat and 0bama gets the blame. Tough $hit if anybody doesn’t like it.
But the media will be quick to point out the problems with state and local response, unlike Katrina.
Those generators should have been in containers sitting on a rail line in Topeka BEFORE the storm.
What Obama wil get is extended election days out of this in NY / NJ more time to pad the vote