Bay Shore residents turned off by utilities' unwillingness to pay for damage

Dozens of Bay Shore residents say they are outraged that KeySpan will not be paying for property damaged caused by a power surge.

Back in November, a car hit a utility pole causing KeySpan to shut down the electricity. When the power was restored, a massive surge caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to electrical appliances at more than 100 homes.

LIPA and KeySpan had said they would investigate all claims, but both companies are now saying they're not liable for damages. LIPA and KeySpan say under its "Tariff for Electrical Service" they're not responsible and recommend customers contact their own insurance companies.

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