Tue, Nov 13, 2012 - Page 7 News List

New Yorkers angry at lack of power

DIM LIGHTS, BIG CITY:Two weeks after superstorm Sandy hit some city residents are still without electricity and have described their neighborhood as ‘frightening’


On Sunday, LIPA said it had restored power to 95 percent of homes and businesses where it was safe to receive power and that that figure would be 99 percent by the end of today. It did not give an estimate for the remaining customers.

In New York City, the mayor’s office said about 6,000 residents in low-income housing were still without power in 30 buildings. Police raised the city’s death toll from the storm to 43, after the death of a 77-year-old retired custodian who apparently fell down the stairs of his apartment building in the Rockaways, when it was dark and without power. Family members found him on Oct. 31 and he died in hospital on Saturday.

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