Cuomo: Stormproof power systems post-Sandy - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Cuomo: Stormproof power systems post-Sandy

Posted:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is stressing the need to fortify New York's power and telecommunication systems after Superstorm Sandy in his annual State of the State.

The November storm damaged or destroyed 305,000 housing units in New York and more than 265,000 businesses were disrupted in the state. More than 2 million customers lost power.

Cuomo said Wednesday that New York customers cannot afford to face catastrophic power losses every few years when powerful storms hit.

Cuomo has named a series of commission to look at infrastructure issues and is seeking federal funding to upgrade systems.

Powered by WorldNow

341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

Telephone: 518.436.4822
Fax: 518.426.4792
Email: news@news10.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. A Media General Company.