Electrical supplies shortage halting power restoration

A shortage of electrical supplies required to re-wire homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy could stretch as long as six weeks.Electricians say they have numerous jobs

BALDWIN HARBOR - A shortage of electrical supplies required to re-wire homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy could stretch as long as six weeks.

Electricians say they have numerous jobs ready to do, but no supplies to complete the work. Local suppliers say that manufacturers are quoting up to six-week waits for some critical supplies, such as panel boxes.

Residents who have already braved two weeks in the cold and dark say six more weeks of waiting is too much.

Some are calling on the federal government or FEMA to step in and assist in speeding necessary supplies to the area to help expedite repairs.

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