Hempstead approves law requiring gas stations to have backup generators

The measure was approved last night in response to Superstorm Sandy. (1/23/13)

HEMPSTEAD - The Hempstead Town Board has approved a new law requiring gas stations to have backup generators.

The measure was approved last night in response to Superstorm Sandy.

The storm knocked out power to gas stations, leading to long lines and rationing across Long Island.

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