Poll: How Can Utilities be Made to Change?
With week-long (or more) power outages two years in a row, residents want to know how to change the way outages are handled.
Hurricane Irene, October snowstorm...Hurricane Sandy and now the "Snow'easter." All of these storms in just the last 14 months left hundreds or thousands of residents in the cold and the dark for a week or more.
What's going on? Weather may be unpredictable, but power outages don't seem like they should have to be.
Many residents are feeling fed up, and demand change. It's hard to know the best way to pressure the utility companies into being more aggressive in either planning for such emergencies or in repairing their systems more quickly.
At some point, we'll be past this outage—but we should have a plan for how we will endeavor to make sure such outage never happen again.
Tell us what you think will be the best way to effect change in the response—take the poll and add your comments in the box below.