The Rockaways won’t have electricity back for seven weeks, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall claimed she has been told by LIPA.
In an interview with 1010 WINS radio, Marshall said the reason she was given was that a transformer had blown.
The 1010 WINS interviewer pointed out that the Long Island Power Authority has said that its customers still without electricity would get it back within days, and asked Marshall to clarify her answer. She repeated that LIPA said it would be seven weeks before the peninsula has power again. That is a far longer time than any official in any area hit by Hurricane Sandy has said it would take for power to be restored anywhere.
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