Friday is too long to wait for restored power. That’s the message from the to the Long Island Power Authority.
Mayor Bob Weitzner sent a message to residents in the village at 4:22 p.m. Monday stating: “Village officials are well aware that many of our residents are without power since Sunday morning. Repeated calls to LIPA did not produce any timetable for restoring power.”
The message continued: “Unfortunately, we just received word directly from LIPA officials that the best estimate for power restoration is by Friday or sooner. Our village does not accept this timetable and we will continue doing everything in our power to expedite repairs.”
The village is urging senior residents without power to contact the Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence. The program is offering free taxi service to relocate senior residents to another location within North Hempstead. The program also provides transportation for grocery shopping on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. To learn more, call 311 for information on the program or to sign up for services.