Freeport leads the way for LIPA on home inspections
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There's a reason ratepayers from Mastic Beach to the Rockaways were stunned to learn that the Long Island Power Authority, for the first time ever, was going to require that flooded homes be inspected before electricity was restored.
Despite having -- and practicing -- an emergency storm plan monitored by the state, LIPA never considered the possibility that floodwaters could rise high enough...