WPCNR THE POWER NEWS. From the Westchester County Department of Communications. March 7, 2018, 2:35 PM UPDATED 4:05 PM with link to Phone Call Actuality:
After a conference call (shown above), with Westchester municipal leaders, legislators, a furious Westchester County Executive George Latimer this afternoon has written politicians, leaders, and public officials to invite them to a Rally in Westchester County Center to demand NYSEG and Con Edison Presidents resign and their management be replaced.
To hear and see, the County Executive’s message to county officials on this conference call go to this link: the message last 1:01 but to the point (copy this link and put it in your browse and hit “GO” and fasten your seatbelt:
The reason Mr. Latimer gives the way Con Ed and NYSEG have managed and communicated and planned the recovery from the Westchester Power Crisis over the the last 5 days that still leaves 9,911 Westchester Customers without power.
The outages were caused by “Tropical Storm Riley”last Friday. The top windgusts in that “Tropical Storm” were measured 1 mile shy (72 MPH) of being a Category 1 hurricane, as measured by Westchester County Airport.
Here is the copy of the County Executive’s letter released at 2:35 this afternoon:
Dear New York State Delegation, Municipal Officials and Westchester County Board of Legislators,
In light of the inadequate and troubled response by ConEdison and NYSEG to restore tens of thousands of Westchester Customers after Winter Storm Reilly, I invite you to join me to call for the Presidents of both companies to step down.
Both ConEdison and NYSEG have fumbled the recovering effort and we as County residents can no longer stand by and accept this.
Along with both Presidents stepping down, I would also like a clean sweep of senior management, and I want a new philosophy adopted.
I listened to enough, and we have put up with enough. We are all tired of ConEdison and NYSEG’s excuses. There are human beings out there – and we are given statistics instead of real world services.
Please join me on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:30a.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains for a statement of solidarity.
Westchester County Executive