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(Newsday)   In New York, if the state can't manage to be officious dipshiats about getting your power switched back on, your local power company is glad to pick up the slack and go all Vogon on your freezing flooded ass   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Long Island Power Authority, power companies, electrical equipment, switches, Nassau County, nassau, Charles Schumer  
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8669 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Nov 2012 at 12:51 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-09 04:27:19 PM  
1 vote:
You people are going to have to charge LIPA with crimes and jail its executives if you want your power back.
2012-11-09 01:50:11 PM  
1 vote:
While I sympathize with those without power, I have a feeling that the public officials involving themselves for the opportunity to "Help their communities" have absolutely no idea what happens when you energize an open, grounded circuit. I say this because if they do know what happens, they go from being publicity hungry, approval rating whores, to willfully destructive sociopaths.

Think about the damage to the electrical grid if they just powered everyone back on.
2012-11-09 01:39:49 PM  
1 vote:
The reason they're doing this on the South Shore (from what I understand) is simple: if you panel was underwater at any time it's probably been damaged. Salt water + breaker boxes = bad news.

Nobody wants a bunch of houses to burn down because the panel shorts out when the power comes on. Who are they going to blame? LIPA.
2012-11-09 01:39:48 PM  
1 vote:
They didn't want Shoreham and now they are complaining.
2012-11-09 12:53:58 PM  
1 vote:

go all Vogon on your freezing flooded ass

Did they read poetry at them or demolish them to make way for an interstellar bypass? This is important.
2012-11-09 11:24:32 AM  
1 vote:

FreakinB: I heard they were doing this and I couldn't believe it. My power went out last Monday, still isn't on, and the only day I've been home in the past week was Election Day (when they were running the voting machines on generators). Cut the shiat and get it done.

Sounds like they are taking the opportunity to profit at victims expense. Requiring inspections of every home is completely unnecessary. Unless there is significant structural damage, a Hurricane is not going to rewire a house.
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