On Thursday, Nov. 1, Cooperative Light & Power received word that additional electric line workers were still needed to help restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
By Friday afternoon, four of CLP’s line workers and two trucks were headed for Massapequa, New York. CLP line workers were among 5,200 workers from around the country that converged on New York to assist with power restoration.
At the time of their arrival, there were still 625,000 of 1.1 million Long Island Power Authority consumers without power. Working 16-hour days, CLP crews slept in their trucks for the first few days until North Massapequa Fire Department No. 3 took in the CLP linemen, gave them hot meals, warm beds and showers.