NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: October 20, 2006
CON EDISON ADDS EXTRA CREWS, PREPARES FOR WIND STORM
NEW YORK – Faced with forecasted gusting winds and rain, Con Edison is substantially increasing its crews in Westchester County today and tomorrow to make repairs in case of storm damage. The company also is adding more customer service representatives to its call centers to answer customers’ questions.
The National Weather Service forecasts sustained winds of up to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph during Friday afternoon and evening.
Based on that forecast, Con Edison will have more than 300 people available throughout the weekend to deal with potential damage from the winds. The additional workers include skilled mechanics expert at making repairs to overhead equipment, safety personnel and damage assessors.
Con Edison also is assigning more than 250 support people, including people in the customer operations’ group, who will be available to answer calls from customers reporting outages and damaged equipment.
Customers are urged to call Con Edison immediately to report any outages at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).
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