Anger and frustration are turning into violence for power customers still in the dark, more than two weeks after Sandy slammed into the Northeast.
FOX News Radio’s Jeff Monosso reports from New York City:
Thousands are still without power in New Jersey and New York, and hot tempers have escalated to assaults against power crews.
(Brooklyn resident) “They were throwing bottles and cans and everything at ConEdison. They said they’re not coming back unless they have police protection.”
This woman’s in Brooklyn. And a utility worker also reportedly attacked by a man on Long Island, where a protest was held Monday outside a power company’s offices. Meantime, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who’s criticized the slow power restoration process, is ordering an investigation of how utility companies prepared for, and reacted to, this super storm.
In New York, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.
The head of the Long Island Power Authority has stepped down after intense criticism over the handling of power outages after Superstorm Sandy.
FOX News Radio’s Courtney Kealy reports from New York City:
After a public outcry over the mishandling of the power outages after Superstorm Sandy, Chief Operation Officer for LIPA, Michael Hervey announced his resignation effective at the end of the year.
(Cuomo) “Many of these systems were failing to begin with. I talked about consolidating LIPA and the other energy agencies in my campaign two years ago. Hopefully now we’re going to have the political will to actually do something about it.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo has also formed a special commission to take a closer look at LIPA, Consolidated Edison and all the state utility companies’ response to the storm.
In New York, Courtney Kealy, FOX News Radio.
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