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Kaiman: 'Frustrated and Angered' About Power Restoration

Preparing for NorEaster that should hit Port Washington Wednesday afternoon.

Supervisor Jon Kaiman sent out this Reverse 311 message to all Town of North Hempstead residents who have working landlines Tuesday evening.  

The Town of North Hempstead officials including myself and all of our Councilmembers as well as all of the village mayors and trustees throughout our town remain frustrated and angered by the delays we have been facing in getting power restored to our town residents.  We will continue to confront, challenge and demand that our utility do what is necessary to get this job done quickly and correctly.

I must also report to you tonight that we are now preparing for another storm that will hit us tomorrow afternoon.  A NorEaster will come through our area with sustained winds of 20 to 30 mile an hour with gusts up to 60 miles/hour during this fast moving storm which should peak tomorrow night. 

Town comfort or warming centers will be open tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM and remain open until 9:00 PM or later depending on weather conditions. Town comfort centers are located in Westbury, New Hyde Park, Port Washington, Great Neck and Manhasset.  All town residents are welcome at any of our comfort centers.

Points of Distribution, or PODs, that provide water and ready to eat meals will be open from 9 a.m. tomorrow morning until 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.

While the Manhasset overnight shelter has been closed down, the county in conjunction with the Red Cross is planning on opening another overnight shelter tomorrow in North Hempstead located at the New Hyde Park High School.  The town will provide transportation from any of our warming centers to the overnight shelter upon request.

For all of our seniors or caregivers, North Hempstead’s Project Independence staff remain available to assist in any way that they can.

Please remember that today is election day and polls close at 9:00 PM tonight. 

You may call 311 or go to our web site or Town of North Hempstead facebook page for further information.  Thank you.

George of NH November 07, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Systemic avoidance of reality is the trade mark of Kaiman And his pupet Board . Few days ago we were told by Kaiman "gas situation is getting better by the hour" just go out to buy some gas , Folks , we have only ourselves to blame , we do not hold Politicians accountable , unfortunately , we are circumspect , we allow dishonest politicians to take advantage of our indifference , and silence
MDL November 07, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Hey Kaiman get off your duff and get Cuomo to get people into LIPA that can fix the power. Obviously LIPA cannot. One lineman from Alabama told me that he has never seen such a circus in all of his days working after natural disasters in Bama.
Art November 08, 2012 at 07:25 PM
You should listen to Mike Francesa on WFAN. He is really calling the shots on our incompetent politicians. Calls from listeners are telling stories of gross incompetence. Today at about 12 ) o'clock there was a bad accident on the LIE. The entire Eastbound lane was closed while Police did the investigation. Many work crew trucks, numerous gas tank trucks were at a standstill for hours. The Nassau County Police Commissioner and his DEPUTIES SHOULD BE fired FOR INCOMPETENCE. YOU DON'T SHUT DOWN THE iSLAND'S MAIN ARTERY FOR AN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION IN A DISASTER.
Suzanne November 09, 2012 at 12:54 AM
With all due respect Jon Kaiman, Where have you been? I haven't seen you on TV, in front of cameras full of outrage to the power situation or securing the resources necessary to respond to this disaster. Where is the relief? We are in a sorry state if you are to take over at LIPA as you have clearly been ineffective as our town supervisor. Please get out from behind your desk and advocate for the people who put you into office. We don't need words from you we need action and we need it now!

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