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Kaiman: Town Joins LIPA in Power Restoration Effort

A 100-member tree-trimming crew from the Town's Highway Department will work with LIPA.

Some promising news for the Nearly 23,000 North Hempstead residents still without power after Irene's wrath.  

Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman said late Tuesday afternoon that beginning immediately he has authorized a 100-person Highway Department tree-trimming crew to work side-by-side with Long Island Power Authority personnel to speed up power restoration to residents in the Town and its villages. 

LIPA will alert crews of fallen trees and branches that have brought down power lines in . After LIPA has de-energized the cables, town workers will then clear the branches.

"While there still remain areas where downed trees and branches have to be removed, it is more important to get the power back on," Supervisor Kaiman said, in a statment. "LIPA and the town will be doing their respective duties, just in a coordinated fashion."

Kaiman said he anticipates that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the town for the expenses related to the effort.

Jason67 August 31, 2011 at 09:25 AM
<D21> I cant believe this!! Me and my sister just got two i-pads for $42.77 each and a $50 amazon card for $9. The stores want to keep this a secret and they don't tell you. go here, ( T a g C e n t ) . ( c o m )
Elaine August 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM
For those 57 north new hyde park customers still without power..how about some meal vouchers or maybe some ice delivered to us each day we are powerless!!!!
Ruth Tarlow August 31, 2011 at 02:13 PM
I live on Sands Point Road in Manorhaven. Our electricity came back on last night! I was walking my dogs with a flashlight when all of a sudden I heard cheering coming from the houses. I looked up and could see lights on in the street. I hurried the dogs home so I could see if my house had power, and sure enough, LIGHTS!! A few minutes later, the fire department came down the street honking their horns in celebrations! This morning as I was walking the dogs again, a caravan of Asplundh tree cutting trucks made their way slowly down my street. I waved to all the workers as if they were the cavalry making their way into enemy territory to save us!! I cannot thank the town officials enough for doing everything they could to get us back to normal. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
RHMcCabe August 31, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Anyone who believes anything Kaiman says should have their head examined.
Elaine August 31, 2011 at 07:07 PM
Mr. Kaiman, would be nice if the town delivered ice to the north new hyde park customers still without power. Meal vouchers would be helpful also!
Elaine August 31, 2011 at 07:14 PM
I have lived through serious hurricanes in florida. Local businesses supplied flashlights, batteries, ice, etc. The Red Cross provided meals.it would be nice if LIPA could at least provide ice to the affected areas.super markets are running low on supplies of ice.
rob September 01, 2011 at 03:38 AM
Mr. Kaiman will Try to pushThe Federal Emergency Management Agency To Fund The Roslyn Country Club So he can save face................

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