Appeal Letter to Governor Cuomo to Restore Power

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 4

Point Lookout, NY 11569

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November 3, 2012


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224


Dear Governor Cuomo,


On behalf of over 60 small businesses represented by the Point Lookout

Chamber of Commerce, we find the LIPA response regarding the restoration of

power to Point Lookout, NY to be unacceptable. Our trust in this public

utility has been violated.  Our business & residential community depends on

this utility to function. Our community has been without power since October

29th and is immobilized as are other communities serviced by LIPA. Our

residents have no heat, businesses are unable to serve our community or

rebuild.  Various reports suggest that power will not be restored anytime

soon and statements have been made that LIPA will try to get back power on

next weekend, November 11th!   


County Executives and Governor Cuomo, I ask accountability of LIPA to put

more action into getting Nassau County up and running. I also request that

resources above and beyond getting power back that LIPA do something to help

in the damage that has been caused by the amount of time the power has been

off. If LIPA cannot serve its customers in a timely fashion then a

substantive power generator should be sent to Point Lookout, NY and other

Nassau County towns to restore our business districts and  communities. Each

day without power makes it more difficult for the businesses to rebound

after this unprecedented disaster.  It is your responsibility and obligation

as an elected leader to respond to our business community and residents.


Your reply to this request in a manner other than an automated reply will

determine how seriously you accept your responsibility as elected leaders. I

invite all executives to visit our community of Point Lookout, NY to

illustate that we are prepared to serve our community if LIPA would restore

power. To our knowledge, no elected officials have visited. Our business

community has been completely halted and our bayside businesses that have

served our community for over 80 years have been destroyed. We have

diligently attempted to restore our community with only limited resources.

Our community shares the same barrier island as Long Beach, NY and would

like to serve and help the re-building of our devastated next door neighbor,

Long Beach, NY.  Thank you in advance for your response.


Richard Zampella

VP & Communications Director

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce



Edward P. Mangano, County Executive

Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor

Denise Ford, County Legislator

Harvey Weisenberg, Assemblyman

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