Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker
Nassau and Suffolk County residents will now have to fill up their gas tanks on odd/even days. More then a week after Superstorm Sandy slammed Long Island, we are still dealing with mile long gas station lines. Today it was announced that both Suffolk and Nassau Counties are mandating drivers to fill up on odd/even days based on their license plate numbers. License plates ending in a even number can fill up on even days and drivers with odd number plates can fill up on odd days. This will hopeful help to relieve the long lines.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie imposed this rule within two days after Sandy hit. This is something that New York should have called for sooner. According to Newsday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to leave this decision up to the individual counties impacted by the storm.
There is also a petition on SignOn.org demanding the Long Island Power Authority be held accountable for their poor planning and slow response to customers who lost power during the Storm. You can sign it here.