How Did PSE&G Do In Fort Lee After Sandy? [POLL]
Great? Good considering the circumstances? Terribly? Share your views in the comments.
Most of Fort Lee lost power after Hurricane Sandy, closing schools for more than a week, bringing many businesses to a halt, causing great concern for the borough's seniors and generally disrupting life around town. Some residents were without service for more than 10 days, and others saw power go out again when a snowstorm hit.
PSE&G says Sandy was an unprecededented disaster, among the worst in the history of New Jersey. More than 1.7 million were without power at its peak, and it takes time to work through even with the tens of thousands of crews brought in from other states, the utility told customers.
"Since the start of the storm, PSE&G call centers have handled more than 1.9 million calls (more than 12 times the normal volume)," the utility said in a written statement.
"This is not your average storm. Hurricane Sandy has caused twice the damage as Hurricane Irene. This means that even assessing the damage is slow, with new information constantly filling in the picture of the conditions that need to be addressed. We’ve also continued to bring additional out-of-state crews to help, and move them around to the areas they are needed most."
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