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Island-wide Blackout Drill Tomorrow

With last year’s massive blackout still fresh in Long Islander’s minds and the commencement of hurricane season, LIPA and the New York State Emergency Management Organization will be conducting an Island-wide Blackout Drill, tomorrow, titled “I’m Ready.” “Our goal is to create awareness if an emergency occurs,” said LIPA Chairman Richard Kessel. “Whether it’s caused by a major storm, a blackout or a terrorist attack, Long Islanders will be ready to respond and cope.” From noon to 3 p.m., residents and businesses are being asked to curtail power usage and simulate what they would do in case of an actual blackout. The drill “will help make sure that Long Islanders are fully prepared for any type of emergency,” said Governor George Pataki in a press release last week. Full Story

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