LIPA COO admits trouble handling Sandy's aftermath

LIPA's outgoing chief admits the power authority was overwhelmed by Superstorm Sandy. LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey says the power authority had plenty of

UNIONDALE - LIPA's outgoing chief admits the power authority was overwhelmed by Superstorm Sandy. LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey says the power authority had plenty of manpower, but was done in by an outdated system. Hervey tells Newsday that LIPA trucks have mobile data terminals to dispatch crews, but many out-of-state trucks don't. He says LIPA resorted to paper maps and paperwork to get them to damaged sites. LIPA has been working on updating its computer system since Tropical Storm Irene, but the process was not yet complete when Sandy hit, Hervey says.LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey resigning

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