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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: September 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.


NEW YORK - Con Edison crews are working to restore electricity to approximately 40,000 customers affected by today's winds, remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto. More than 20,000 customers already have had their electrical power restored.

After winds battered electrical lines at the height of the storm, more than 60,000 customers were affected in New York City and Westchester County.

Safety is Con Edison's No. 1 priority as its crews restore electrical power to customers.  As the storm continues to damage electrical equipment, the company continues to assess the storm’s impact on customers.

Con Edison also warns people to avoid any downed electrical wires, to treat any wires as live and immediately report any downed wires to the company by calling 1-800-75-CONED. Customers without electrical power should call that number.

Additional company crews are assigned to Westchester County where more than  30,000 customers lost power. The most damage is in the communities of Greenburgh, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, North Castle, Ossining, Port Chester, Rye, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, White Plains and Yonkers.

Con Edison is working to restore the approximately 8,000 customers on Staten Island without power from the storm. Approximately 2,000 customers in Brooklyn; 1,100 in the Bronx and 370 in Queens are without power on Saturday night.

Throughout the day, Con Edison worked closely with New York City’s Office of Emergency Management and Westchester County emergency management officials.


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