Eleven days after Hurricane Sandy hit New Castle, patience is running thin.
In her daily status update video, Town Supervisor Susan Carpenter expressed more frustration with the slow pace of power restoration in town.
“I almost feel like I should be Robin Williams saying 'Good Morning Vietnam.' We're in about that kind of a mess here. It's November 8th and it's a mess.”
As of her video, Carpenter stated that 2,697 Con Edison customers remained without power.
Carpenter also touched on the fact that Con Edison shared a list of feeder locations with the town, which involve the power feeders being worked on. She explained that just because a road is not on the feeder list location, it does not mean that they are not working on a line to restore related power.
Carpenter, in the video, also suggested that people contact Con Edison corporate officials if they have complaints by going to conedison.com, which is the company's corporate website. She also encouraged people to contact the state's utilities regulatory body, the Public Services Commission (PSC).
“They [Con Edison] don't answer to us," Carpenter said in the video.
Also in the update video was County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz, who gave his remarks at Chappaqua's Prespections for Fitness, which lost power and operated on a generator.
Kaplowitz, at the time of his update, gave a figure of 2,805 New Castle customers out.
“That is not acceptable.”
In the video, Scott Reilly, the fitness center's owner, called the situation “just abhorrent."