Katz Works To Help Residents Recover From Bizarre October Blizzard

November 2, 2011
Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,I-Yorktown) has been working with local and state officials and utility companies to help residents recover from the bizarre nor’easter that hit the eastern seaboard last weekend.

“Many residents are still reeling from the damage and destruction caused by the back-to-back tropical storms and, now, many of these same residents are without power again thanks to the unusual snow,” said Assemblyman Katz. “In addition to rolling up my sleeves to help people clean up their yards, hand out dry ice, help Senator Ball cook and serve a warm meal, and stay in contact with local and state officials, I have been touring the communities hardest hit and without power to highlight how unacceptable it is that so many are still without power yet again.”

Pictured above, Assemblyman Katz talks with a utility company worker and Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy during a tour of neighborhoods in Shenorock that are still without power. Following the tropical storms, Katz was among the region’s legislators who called for an immediate official investigation into utility companies’ response, and with companies such as Con Edison still reporting multiple and widespread outages leaving thousands without power, he is renewing his call that such an investigation commence.