A wind and rain storm that blew through the area on Wednesday night caused headaches for Long Islanders already weary from Hurricane Sandy, many still in the middle of recovery efforts.
The Long Island Power Authority reported high winds knocked out power for thousands of customers, including some in Lindenhurst.
Plus, a broken utility pole caused serious delays on the Long Island Railroad Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches.
Or should we start better preparing ourselves and our infrastructure for extreme weather?
Kim Sullivan-Hofmann said the solution was simple.
“Underground electrical system,” she wrote. “No brainer.”
Michael Radzicki said we should to try to prepare, “but the cost is prohibitive.”
He added: “Just like $30 billion to put all the electrical wires underground.”
On Twitter we asked people to respond, as well.
Rich Murdocco, who goes by the handle @TheFoggiestIdea and is a land use, planning and development resource, said it was unacceptable.
“Cannot accept a ‘new normal’ when it comes to the vulnerability of #infrastructure,” he tweeted. “We need to rebuild wisely and #ThinkRegionally.”
Continue the conversation by sharing your thoughts in the comments section, below.
Do we have to accept extreme weather will cause major disruptions to service, or do we need to invest in improvements?
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