Westchester Executive Latimer says utility companies' response time remains a problem

Many residents across the Hudson Valley are still without power days after Tropical Storm Isaias battered the region.

News 12 Staff

Aug 8, 2020, 11:57 AM

Updated 1,388 days ago

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Many residents across the Hudson Valley are still without power days after Tropical Storm Isaias battered the region.

Officials say utility companies need to do a better job with their response time following big weather events.
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Westchester County Executive George Latimer says the issue is ongoing.
"It's a repeat of what we saw in Superstorm Sandy and what we saw in Hurricane Irene, both which go back almost a decade ago," Latimer says.

"The problems now seem to be structured and have not truly been dealt with or addressed. "We do not have, in these utility companies, enough regularly structured personnel to respond to the kind of volumes of problems that occur."

Debris is still over left over from Tuesday's storm.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano says that the city's Department of Public Works will make a special pick up at residents' homes and the Yonkers Organizer Yard will be open extended hours this weekend.
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