Restoring electricity to all New Yorkers remains the top priority for the state, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.
He is pushing utilities to do everything they can to respond to the power outage, and threatened action against those electric companies that weren't prepared for the emergency. "If they weren't prepared, the state will hold them accountable," Cuomo said.
As of Saturday, power had been restored to 60% of those who had lost it, he said.
In contrast, the governor had praise for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which he said has restored 80% of subway services in New York City. "Not only did they try hard, but they got it done," he said.
The gas shortage that created long lines at stations is also being addressed. Eight million gallons of fuel have been delivered to gas stations, and 28 million additional gallons will be delivered over the next two days, he said.