President Donald Trump made $35 million federal disaster assistance available to New York State to help efforts to recover from Tropical Storm Isaias, which predominantly impacted Long Island in August, officials said.
As the cleanup continues more than two weeks after Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread power outages on Long Island, lawmakers are touting an array of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring utility companies handle the next weather-related crisis more smoothly.
Nassau County Legislators grilled PSEG Long Island President and COO Daniel Eichhorn for his company’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias at a committee meeting Monday, but questions about the company’s immediate next steps remained unclear.
PSEG Long Island has reversed course and now says it will reimburse customers up for food and medication that spoiled during power outages following Tropical Storm Isaias.
Nine days after Tropical Storm Isaias left many without power on Long Island, lawmakers are demanding that the utility improve its process for prioritizing restoration to customers who are medically vulnerable.
PSEG-Long Island again revised the date it will finish restoring power that Tropical Storm Isasias knocked out, extending the deadline from Monday to Wednesday.
Seven days. That’s the latest estimate that PSEG-Long Island is giving for how long some homes and businesses will have to wait for power to be restored after Tropical Storm Isaias.
PSEG Long Island has added another 1,000 line workers, tree trimmers, and other personnel to Tropical Storm Isaias cleanup efforts as the utility races to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses by Saturday.
A special committee of the Nassau County Legislature will reconvene next week for the first time in more than a year to call on PSEG Long Island representatives to explain the utility's response to mass power outages in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.
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