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Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: Michael Clendenin
Telephone: (212) 460-4111

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2003 — 7:00 a.m.


We are continuing to restore power to our customers in New York City and Westchester County. Portions of the southeast Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester County and most of Staten Island have been restored.

It is expected that today’s temperature will climb into the 90s. We urge customers with power to refrain from using major appliances. We ask customers still waiting for power to turn all of their appliances to the "off" position. These steps will help to ensure that power restoration proceeds smoothly for all of our customers.

The company continues to communicate with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Office of Disaster and Emergency Services.

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