LIPA Chief Resigns Amid Hurricane Sandy Debacle
LIPA Chairman Howard Steinberg issues a statement regarding the resignation of LIPA Chief Operating Officer Mike Hervey:
“Today, Mike Hervey, tendered his resignation as Chief Operating Officer of the Long Island Power Authority, to be effective at the end of the year. On behalf of the Board of Trustees I have accepted his resignation, with regret. Mike has provided 12 years of valuable service to LIPA, including taking on the responsibility to perform the functions of CEO of the organization over the past two years. Mike has played a leadership role in connection with the planned structural changes at LIPA going forward which will result in better service and accountability to LIPA’s customers in the years ahead.”
LIPA has come under considerable fire amid the poor response relating to Hurricane Sandy back on October 29th. The storm left over a million customers across the island without power. According to LIPA’s website approximately 281 Huntington households are still without power. However some reports indicate LIPA’s number is low and that as many as 1200 Huntington households were still without power as of Tuesday evening.