posted on November 02, 2012 12:16
It's going to take months for parts of the storm-ravaged East Coast to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Slowly, signs of progress are emerging but frustrations are also becoming clear.
Air travel is getting back off the ground and Governor Andrew Cuomo says progress has been made getting New York City's transit system back in action. But the death toll is also steadily rising, with over 90 confirmed fatalities. Power remains out to millions and long lines at gas stations persist.
The Governor is putting pressure on the public utilities to get the lights back on for the New Yorkers still in the dark from Hurricane Sandy.
Cuomo says the utilities could be subject to fine and penalties if they don't move more quickly to get power restored.
With fuel in short supply around some parts of New York State, Governor Cuomo is warning gas stations about gouging customers. Cuomo says he will come down hard on gas stations found to have taken advantage of New Yorkers in this situation.
There have been no reports of shortages or price gouging here in Western New York.