Long Island Power Authority announces resignation

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, November 15, 2012

The CEO of Long Island Power Authority Michael Hervey is stepping down after being with the company for the past 12 years.

That comes on the heels of being criticized for the utility company’s response to Superstorm Sandy.

LIPA has come under attack since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers on Oct. 29, both for how long it was taking to get power restored and for poor communication with customers.

There are about 10,000 outages this morning in Nassau and Suffolk counties, just east of New York City, officials say they hope to have most of them resolved by the end of today.