Hey @LIPANews Get Off Your Butts and Help @feelingbeachie

This post is on behalf of @feelingbeachie to @LIPANews:

Hi,

I need some help…

I have been on the phone all day trying to get information regarding power and getting the run around. LIPA is not restoring power in my town unless an electrician certifies that the homes are safe to have power restored. They have a company they are working with to do this, but the number that LIPA gave out is incorrect. They won’t have the correct number until 3:00. I have a licensed electrician ready to go to my home (and my neighbors) to inspect the homes. However, he is hesitant to do this until he knows what their requirements are. In addition, to have this done, we have to leave Marc’s office, go home to meet him, come back here to contact LIPA and fax LIPA the documents. Given the gas crisis, this is a big issue (not to mention there are check points managed by the national guard to get into my town). All I need is the information as to what he has to provide them with to get the ball running. There is another storm hitting today. Due to this we can’t stay home. Also, with the new storm, if there is no electricity the sump pumps (which have been running on generators after the water was removed) have to be shut off and we will flood again. There will be more damage. Electricity is the only way that would help… If we can’t get electricity, so be it – plenty of people are in the same boat. But if we can, and just aren’t able because I can’t get the information from LIPA that is a shame. It is also a shame that other people could be helped if they had the information to. I just tweeted at LIPA. See below link. If you can, can you please retweet it so hopefully I could get information and at least try… and ask others to. I am going to put the above in a quick blog

 

Hilary

https://twitter.com/feelingbeachie/status/266229518145052672

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17 thoughts on “Hey @LIPANews Get Off Your Butts and Help @feelingbeachie

  1. Feeling Beachie - Hilary

    THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!! this may not do anything, but at least I feel like i am trying. It is a very helpless situation, although Marc and I spend the last few days helping all of our neighbors & friends.

    I am so lucky to have you as a friend…

  2. Angel and Kirby

    It is a shame that is it taking so long to get people back up and running! If half the money spent on parties last night was poured into getting problems fixed, you would be better off today!

  3. Marg

    I have already re-tweeted it. Sure hope it works for her to get them to help her. I just wish there was more I could do.

  4. Eric and Flynn

    It must be awful to feel so helpless in a situation like that. We hope the power company show some common sense and do what is necessary to try and get the power back ASAP!

  5. Sharon K Mayhew

    Hugs for Hilary! I am so sorry to hear you still don’t have power. It seems that the election took over and they stopped telling us what was going on on the East Coast.

  6. Kwee Cats

    Oh gosh, we’ve done what we can and wish we could do something more to help. This is just awful. All we can do at this point is purr and pray – which we will be doing.

  7. MistletoeandHitch

    Good luck getting your power back. Not having power really wears on a person after awhile. As a cat it wasn’t a problem, except my water fountain didn’t work. I had to drink STILL water! Can you imagin? Oh…..sorry

    We hope you get you power back real soon. We’re purring and praying for you!

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