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Power Still Off For Tens Of Thousands One Week After Isaias

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John Minchillo
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Assoicated Press
Residents survey damage in Westport, Connecticut.

Tens of thousands of people are still without power one week after Tropical Storm Isaias slammed the tri-state region.

Utility companies are still working to restore power seven days after Isaias tore through the northeast with 70 mile per hour winds.

Daniel Eichhorn is president of PSEG Long Island. He said Isaias caused extensive damage, and that’s why the company has had trouble providing customers with accurate timetables for restoration.

“Regardless of how the dynamics of that storm occurred, system limitations, we know we have to get better,” he said.

Eichhorn said he now expects the 25,000 PSEG customers without power will have it back Wednesday.

Elected officials in Connecticut and New York want investigations into the utility companies’ storm response. Some have demanded they refund their customers and provide reimbursement for spoiled food and medicine.

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.