NY: Opinion: After Isaias, we've had it with poor storm outage response from utilities [te...

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By Shelley B. Mayer

Six years ago, in 2014, while serving in the state Assembly, I
testified "Sandy made clear that our electricity infrastructure,
staffing and system of accountability is simply ill-prepared to
respond to these increasingly common and powerful storms that result
in outages, downed lines, and damage to infrastructure." Six years
later, I'm sorry to report that little has changed. Now, as the state
Senator representing communities from Yonkers to Bedford, Rye to
Tuckahoe, these failures of our electricity infrastructure are
compounded by the failures of our other essential providers -
telephone and internet service companies.


Bill Horne

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