A good chunk of Long Island is still in the dark after 12 days now and nobody seems to care. It’s not like the president needs to show up for a photo op since these poor bastards overwhelmingly vote for him anyway.
He’ll come visit eventually, so hold tight to your candles.
It’s also not clear if power will return to the schools in time, so the town has purchased generators for the schools to run on. National Grid, which manages the power grid owned by LIPA, said 95 percent of residents that live in non-flood zones, should have power restored by Tuesday, but there is no timeline for those in flood zones, MyFoxNY.com reports..
Local and state officials have asked that the federal government step in, and National Grid said they will welcome all of the help they can get.
Some Long Island residents who had power restored following Sandy were left in the dark again following last week’s nor’easter.
LIPA has said those without power the longest are of the highest priority.
President Obama will meet with affected families and local officials on Thursday to see recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas of New York.
President Barack Obama is spending his first Saturday after winning reelection on the golf course. Today’s outing is to the course on Andrews Air Force Base.
“Motorcade arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:01 am after an uneventful ride,” the pool report reads. “President Obama is playing golf with three White House aides: Eugene Kang, Joe Paulson and trip director Marvin Nicholson, according to a White House official. Pool is holding at the Andrews fast food court for the next few hours.”
Imagine the howls if Bush played golf during the post-Katrina cleanup.
Meanwhile, it’s curious he’s showing up next Thursday, just as his brother-in-law’s basketball team is playing in New York. Surely just a coincidence.