Government
2:57 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Cuomo Wants Probe of Utility Response to Storm

One week after Superstorm Sandy hit the New York City region, about 350,000 people remain without power.

"That's way down from what it was, about 1.2 million,"  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a briefing today. " But it's still not okay.""

Cuomo said he will be launch a probe into how downstate utilities prepared for and responded to the storm.

"I promised the people of this state that the utility companies will be held responsible and they will.  We will also learn from this situation."

In the meantime, Cuomo urged New Yorkers affected by the storm to still make an effort to vote today, despite confusion and long lines at many polling locations.

"This country, this state has [sic] many important issues that it's facing, many important decisions to make and whose in charge matters.  So whatever your preference today please vote, please exercise your right.  And again, your patience is required."