Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor told the crowds that it was “unacceptable,” that the head of LIPA was unsure of the policy regarding electrical inspections for residents. LIPA did not attend the meeting.

LIPA is in the process of sending teams of inspectors to homes and businesses within flooded areas along the south shore to determine whether it is safe to turn power back on to the area.

Unfortunately, residents have had to rely on word of mouth from neighbors as to when the inspections are taking place in their area, because a resident must be home. The inspection cannot take place unless a homeowner is present, and residents are instructed to reschedule their appointment if they are not home.