November 3rd, 2012
10:46 AM ET

Cuomo: New York addressing power outages, gas shortage

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.

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  1. saywhat

    long lines at gas stations tell the story. Authorities are doing the best they can.
    Wishing affected folks courage and patience. We the more lucky ones have a lot to thank for.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gary Boyd

    180 Hydro crews from Ontario are on their way to Long Island to expediate the effort.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Governor Cuomo does a wonderful job for our state, and I'm sure that the government is doing everything possible for those who are affected.
    New Yorkers need to be patient.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©


    November 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nassau

    "If they weren't prepared, the state will hold them accountable" What's that supposed to mean? It means nothing. It's hot air from an incompetent blowhard. You're unprepared, Cuomo. Hold yourself responsible and resign.

    November 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    awl, lesson learned: basement and below ground is the worst place to store anything involving flooding...

    November 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carrie


      November 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pat

    I see that Gov. Christie of NJ is working really hard for his state. He seems to really be on top of the utility companies, raising funds for people and really doing his best to keep everyone updated. How come we don't see that being done in Long Island? Where is Ed Mangano? Is he on vacation? Haven't seen or heard anything from Mangano or Gov.Cuomo mention anything about how thevtwo of them are working to move things along here in LI.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      too bad govenor new jersey couldn't work hard losin' some mah dat

      November 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the prophet

    Governor Cuomo son of Mario Cuomo, who's heritage is form Tramonti Italy shares common interests like myself, pasta on Sundays and good old fashioned Italian traditional foods. in my opinion and Politically he betrayed his Italian Heritage and the hardworking Italians in NYS.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet

    Obama will lose this election and he deserves it, Obama remember this you tried to lift the minority and the minority stayed exactly where they were comfortable in, which is in the minority.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Unlike what some people think, the POTUS is of the people, for the people, no matter if they have a (D) or a (R) behind their name, or whether they are a "minority"; what they are is AMERICAN, and as such, shouldn't be subjected to racism, as shown by your post.
      You are no more a prophet than I am the Queen of England, and come Tuesday, you may have a 50% of being right; but when it comes to President Obama's efforts, you are 100% wrong.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      why dont you go back to the depths of hades false prophet phil.

      November 4, 2012 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Can you imagine a world where everyone was the same color ? If that was the case, would President Obama be treated with the respect he has not received ? Probably not. His name is still different, and we all know that anything that is different is something to be despised and / or destroyed. I'm sure in that case, you would probably despise me too, because I am damn sur different than a lot of you people posting here. I'm different in the way that I accept difference. Maybe you people should try it. Or are you afraid of becoming a better person ?

    November 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      With our freedom of speech, and the anonymous nature of the internet, comes a whole new breed of people: those who malign with impunity.
      How desperately sad these people appear to me; I cannot fathom how people could say things like I read here, and still consider themselves decent and civilized.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spare me the sermonizing

      The resident know-it-all do-gooder speaks ... and is completely wrong as usual.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ spare me

      Bite me

      November 4, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ s kel:
    I sent you a reply with a report, but it didn't post: probably too long. We're fine.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. Lavorna

    Free gas for everybody. And food, and medical care. Vote Obama!

    November 4, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Asinine remark. When your mind is empty speak meaningless dribble....

      November 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    @rr, lol, he has a long way to go.

    November 4, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |