Gov. Andrew Cuomo is responding to criticism about not touring damaged areas in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle and other towns in Westchester after two recent Nor’easters.
Outside of a campaign event for state Senate Democratic candidate Shelley Mayer in Larchmont, Cuomo told reporters, “I was there. I’m a Westchester resident. All I have to do is look in my yard.”
But residents who have been without power since March 2 might disagree.
Cuomo, like Westchester County Executive George Latimer and other local lawmakers, blame utility companies for restoring service fast enough.
“I pay you to provide power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I pay you to be prepared when there’s an emergency and a storm,” the Governor said.
Con Edison says the last few thousand customers still without power should have it restored by Monday night or in some cases, Tuesday night.