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Con Edison Preparing For Weekend Rain and Windstorm

Do Not Go Near Downed Electrical Wires

Con Edison will be ready to respond to any outages or other service issues brought on by the gusting winds that forecasters say will accompany overnight rains.

The winds, which are expected to begin early this evening and last until dawn, could knock trees and branches into power lines.

Do not go near or touch downed power lines because they may be live. If you see downed wires, call your local police department or 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633)

(Watch this video to learn how we restore power.)

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status by signing up for texting. To sign up for text alerts, go to or Text REG to OUTAGE (688243) and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your Con Edison account number to complete the registration process. Once you've registered, you will not need your account number to report or check the status of a power problem.

Customers can also report an outage at or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (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 will call customers who report outages with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Con Edison offers the following storm tips:

  • Do not go near downed wires because they could be 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 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.
  • If your power goes out, disconnect or turn off appliances that would otherwise turn on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, the electric circuits may overload.
  • Make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are working. Have a supply of extra batteries. Weather updates and news on electrical service can be heard on local radio and television stations.

Customers can follow Con Edison on Twitter or like us on Facebook for general outage updates, safety tips and storm preparation information.