This letter was written in its entirety by former Yorktown Supervisor, and current candidate for Yorktown Supervisor, Don Peters.
Sitting in his Yorktown Heights home, blacked-out on the second day after the high winds that followed Hurricane Irene, Yorktown Supervisor candidate Don Peters is calling for an investigation of New York State Electric & Gas for its lack of response to the power failure in Yorktown.
I am shocked and angered by this situation, he said. As of this afternoon, there are 4771 households out of a total of 6408 NYSEC customers that have no power, and the situation is dangerous. When I called NYSEG to ask when power might be restored, the answer I got was that it could be days, even weeks before everyone is back on line. And, when I asked to speak to a manager, the representative hung up on me. Can you believe it?
I am trying to reach the New York State Public Service Commission and will demand an investigation into the lack of response on the part of NYSEG, he said.
Peters, a retired police officer, said that no policemen on the streets have seen any NYSEG vehicles, only a few from Con Edison. No one has even shown up to do a basic assessment as yet. How long will it be before they respond? A representative from Con Ed was more forthcoming and they are already on the job. But where is NYSEG?
And, I might add, where is our Yorktown Supervisor in this power outage emergency? This call for an investigation should have been done by the Supervisor.
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