Westchester Not Fully Restored, Cuomo Defends Not Touring


Larchmont, March 11


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.

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