Hurricane Sandy may not go down in U.S. annals as the worst storm of all time, but certain East Coast residents may beg to differ. When Sandy made landfall in late October 2012, she knocked out power to 1.1 million Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers. To add insult to injury, an impressive nor'easter struck the same decimated area just a week into the rebuild, cutting utilities to another 160,000 customers — thousands of whom had recently seen power restored. Despite ...

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