NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: August 15, 2008
CON EDISON WORKING TO RESTORE POWER FOR CUSTOMERS KNOCKED OUT BY THUNDERSTORMS
NEW YORK – Con Edison crews are on the scene, assessing damage, and continuing to restore electrical service to homes and businesses affected by Friday evening’s severe thunderstorms, already reconnecting 5,000 customers from a high of approximately 15,000 who had lost power earlier in Mount Vernon, Eastchester, New Rochelle and the northern areas of the Bronx.
The company has called out emergency response units, overhead units, and additional crews from Orange and Rockland Utilities to help with restorations. They will be working overnight and tomorrow to fully restore service to customers.
The company asks customers to 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.
Con Edison offers the following safety tips:
Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. In addition, important information will also be posted on Outage Manager at the company’s Web site, www.conEd.com. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management and or the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.
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