NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 10, 2008
CON EDISON PREPARES FOR HEAVY RAIN & STRONG WINDS
NEW YORK – With a forecast for intense thunderstorms tonight, Con Edison is urging customers to take safety precautions. The company has crews mobilized to respond to any power outages that might occur.
Falling trees and broken limbs from strong winds can knock down power lines and often result in extensive damage to overhead power systems.
Con Edison is urging any customer who loses power to notify the company by calling 1-800-75-CONED. Customers with Internet access can also report outages online by going to www.conEd.com. They also can check on estimated service restoration times. Customers should not assume the company is aware that they are without service.
Con Edison will have additional employees available to assess any damage, skilled mechanics expert at making repairs to overhead equipment, and extra safety personnel available. Should outages occur, employees will work around the clock until all customers have their power restored.
The company is in contact the New York City Office of Emergency Management and Westchester County Department of Emergency Services and is keeping them up to date on all efforts.
Here are some tips to prepare for a storm:
For more storm tips and preparation, and estimated restoration times, go to the company’s Storm Central site at www.ConEd.com/storm.
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