Fat Lot of Good That Did
I've been reading about earlier hurricanes on Long Island, for example, Hurricane Gloria of 1985:
You are not going to make a monopoly more responsive by socializing it.
In the immediate aftermath on Long Island, hundreds of thousands of residents were without power for nearly a week. The long duration without electricity led to a general disdain for the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). This increased further when the company left the $40 million (1985 USD) repair bill to the ratepayers, citing the company's lack of hurricane insurance. Citizens quickly protested LILCO's decision, and within years the publicly-owned Long Island Power Authority was formed.