Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: January 13, 2008
CON EDISON PREPARES FOR WINTER STORM
NEW YORK -- Con Edison is closely monitoring the approaching winter storm that is expected to hit our region tonight and tomorrow. The company will have extra crews and support personnel working around the clock to respond to any power outages.
Con Edison offers the following storm tips to customers to help weather the possible effects of a storm:
- If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by snow, tree limbs, leaves or water.
- Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
- To report a power interruption at your home, call Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633) or log on to our Web site at www.conEd.com. When reporting an outage, have your Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether your neighbors have also lost power.
- Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are in working order. Use candles and oil lamps with care. Also, make sure you have a supply of extra batteries. Weather updates and news on restorations of electrical service can be heard on most local radio and television stations.
In addition, the company is in close contact with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services to coordinate storm-response activities if needed.
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