Many LI residents frustrated by LIPA inspections

Many Long Island residents who lost power are waiting for their damaged homes to be inspected before the lights can come back on.Now, there seems

BALDWIN HARBOR - Many Long Island residents who lost power are waiting for their damaged homes to be inspected before the lights can come back on.

Now, there seems to be some confusion about who is performing those inspections.

In flood damaged areas, homes first have to be free of water before electricity is turned back on. However, since flooding was so widespread, National Grid officials said they didn't have enough inspectors to handle the massive workload.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he's addressed the problem by deploying hundreds of electricians to assist in the painstaking process.

"We're assembling teams of electricians that are going to go out into the neighborhoods and help our citizens get that power on by coordinating with LIPA." said Mangano.

This help comes a little late for some residents who hired private electricians, only to have LIPA inspectors visit three days later to do the same inspection.

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