Skip to comments.Government-owned Utility Fails on Long Island (Thousands still without power)
Posted on 11/14/2012 7:26:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, once considered a rising star Democrat, is facing a storm of criticism over the dismal performance of the state-owned electrical utility, Long Island Power Authority, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Even today, over ten thousand Long Islanders remain without power.
The danger signs were obvious well before Sandy hit. The New York Post wrote:
A state-authorized independent analysis undertaken after Hurricane Irene last year found LIPA to be an outdated, barely competent organization.
The agency had ignored a 2006 recommendation that it update its management system, which runs on an obsolete 25-year-old computer language.
During Sandy, LIPA used memo pads and dial-up Internet access - rather than smartphones and tablet computers - to track power outages.
For years, the agency has neglected such critical tasks as maintaining rotting poles and trimming trees around power lines.
In the wake of Irene, what did Cuomo do?
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Good job, Andy.
Another fine example of “Your Tax Dollars At Work”. LIPA = CRAP.
Ironically National Grid has one of the best Outage tracking systems that can zoom to street level.
It would seem there should be two sides to this story.
Were they denied rate increases to modernize? If so by whom?
What incentive was there to modernize?
Who monitors or has oversight of this utility? Aren’t they in the end culpable?
Not to misdirect your topic, but as bad as things are on Long Is. my understanding is they are TEN times worse on Staten Island. Very little assistance has arrived. Media dropped the ball on this. to be expected all things considered...
Not to misdirect your topic, but as bad as things are on Long Is. my understanding is they are TEN times worse on Staten Island. Very little assistance has arrived. Media dropped the ball on this. To be expected all things considered...
Places by the water on LI are just as bad...
There is nothing that is done poorly that cannot be done much more poorly using union labor.
Those goons need competition, but they don’t have to worry about that in a blue state.
And - until they realize that and shove the union workers up their own smelly Obamas - they’ll continue to freeze to death in the dark.
In 1983, the Suffolk County Legislature voted that the county could not be safely evacuated in the event of a serious nuclear accident at the plant, and governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, ordered state officials not to approve any LILCO-sponsored evacuation plan.
Well, the answer is obvious: beat up any Florida lineman present who might actually have the experience and competence to get the power restored.
no gubmint-owned facility is ever a failure. it’s just “underfunded”.
“The closest thing to eternal life on earth is a government program.” — Ronald Reagan
“Long Island residents sue utilities, charge ‘gross negligence’ after Sandy”...
RE: Long Island residents sue utilities, charge gross negligence after Sandy
Might as well sue the tax payers. Even if they win, who do they think will pay them?
LOL; from one pant’s pocket to another. They don’t care. They just want to ***sue someone/something*** for their predicament.
“And - until they realize that and shove the union workers up their own smelly Obamas - theyll continue to freeze to death in the dark.”
HUSH! Frozen, dead Democraps don’t vote as much as unfrozen dead Democraps.
And, winter is approaching.
It’s government owned. What more can we say?