Sandy Probe: Con Ed, LIPA Subpoenaed in Superstorm Response

Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 03:16 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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New York utility companies Consolidated Edison and Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) received subpoenas Wednesday from the state attorney general as part of his investigation into their preparedness and response to Superstorm Sandy, the Associated Press reported.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed plans and performance records on restoring power, communicating with customers without power and other aspects the companies’ storm response, said an official familiar with the investigation. ConEd and LIPA are cooperating, the AP said.

The storm, a combination of Hurricane Sandy and two other weather systems, killed more than 100 people in 10 states, and left 2 million customers in New York alone without electricity, according to the AP. The nor’easter that hit the region a week later was just another hurdle for New Yorkers already reeling from Sandy.

"We are cooperating with the attorney general's request," ConEd said in a statement. "We look forward to reviewing the company's storm preparations and response with the Attorney General and all interested parties."
There was no statement released by LIPA, but a spokeswoman said the company has reviewed the subpoena and will “comply with it in all respects.”

Both ConEd and LIPA have faced scrutiny over the handling of the storm’s aftermath. LIPA chief operating officer Mike Hersey resigned Tuesday after 12 years, NBC News reported, as persistent power outages in Long Island, in particular, have sparked fury. There are still more than 10,000 outages in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and 35,000 customers who need electrical repairs before power can be restored, according to NBC News.

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