NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 28, 2007
CON EDISON POWER RESTORATION EFFORTS CONTINUE
NEW YORK – Con Edison crews continued working through the night to restore power to customers who lost service following a series of violent thunderstorms that tore through the company’s service area yesterday. Heavy rain and wind toppled trees and power lines causing severe damage to the electrical system resulting in power outages throughout New York City and Westchester County.
In Westchester County, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, White Plains, Larchmont, Rye, and Harrison were among the hardest hit communities. Queens and Staten Island bore the brunt of the storm in the New York City.
Customers can report power interruptions or service problems online at www.conEd.com, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
When severe outages occur, primary distribution feeders will be restored first, with the highest priority given to lines that supply the most customers out of service. Next, the crews will restore secondary facilities, such as transformers and secondary cables, again with highest priority given to lines supplying the most customers out of service. Individual services and lines serving single homes will be restored as crews become available.
The company offers the following safety tips for its customers:
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