WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER STATEMENT ON NYSEG STORM RESPONSE

“While thousands of Westchester residents slept in homes with no heat, power or hot water and in some cases with live wires down around them- NYSEG officials stopped responding to emails and calls, and became totally unresponsive.  The people of Westchester, who pay NYSEG to provide them with a service, have a right to know what NYSEG is doing to restore their power.  While worker safety is a priority – NYSEG’s response has been deplorable.  There should be constant communication in a storm – and that did not occur.”

 

About Westchester County

Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just under a million.  Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes.  The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages.  Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life.  The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers.  Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com

 

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