Delays in power restoration after storm anger some
NEW YORK — Utility companies in New York and New Jersey closed in on restoring power Sunday to the last of the 8.5 million who lost it during the superstorm two weeks ago and a subsequent nor'easter, but tens of thousands of homes and businesses were too damaged to receive electricity, and delays and a dearth of updates have angered residents and government officials alike.
Power problems remained unresolved on New York's Long Island, where about 300 people protested Saturday at an office of the beleaguered Long Island Power Authority. About 130,000 of its customers still didn't have power Sunday, LIPA said, not including the homes and businesses that were too damaged.
"We are sitting in a cold house. No one comes by," said John Mangin of Levittown, N.Y. "There should be criminal charges against the CEO and the executive board of LIPA for failure to do their jobs."
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