LIPA chief: Utility struggling with 'antiquated system'

LIPA chief Michael Hervey admits his utility is struggling with an ‘antiquated system’ while trying to manage thousands of out-of-state workers.

Hervey says dispatching and keeping track of the

Hervey says dispatching and keeping track of the workers has been a massive job.

WOODBURY - LIPA chief Michael Hervey admits his utility is struggling with an ?antiquated system? while trying to manage thousands of out-of-state workers.

Hervey tells Newsday that just dispatching and keeping track of the workers has been a massive job. He expects the cost of Sandy will be huge; Irene required 3,000 workers compared to 14,000 for Sandy.

Hervey submitted his resignation earlier this week. He steps down at the end of the year.

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