Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos hit the national airwaves this weekend to call attention to the post-Sandy situation on Long Island, where the Republican represents a portion of Nassau County.
Skelos, of Rockville Center, continued to call on the federal government to up its presence on Long Island, where 117,239 Long Island Power Authority customers remain without power.
“This truly is our Katrina on Long Island and we need a better response from the federal government,” Skelos said Sunday.
He placed plenty of blame on LIPA, which has been heavily criticized since Sandy hit earlier this month.
“LIPA has totally failed—that’s our power authority—in terms of communicating to the public so they know when power will be restored, and they admit that,” Skelos said. “And also, they were not prepared for this hurricane and the nor’easter that came shortly thereafter.”