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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:10 PM

15. LIPA is a mess but I don't think people in the Northeast are used to hurricanes like this.

Or power outages.
One thing to remember is the northeast has a lot of old power lines, grids, substations. The lines are mostly above ground.

We had a lot of issues in Connecticut over the past year with power outages. I think our Governor could write a book on it and did in fact have a report about power outages and Irene.

It would take a lot of money to upgrade the power systems along the northeast but it needs to be done eventually. Some want to bury the lines but this is one of the most heavily populated areas of the entire United States. My husband works for a utility in CT and they would have tons of work for him and his fellow workers but it would be very expensive leading to increased rates. Unless the govt. steps in of course.

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LineReply LIPA is a mess but I don't think people in the Northeast are used to hurricanes like this.
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