Con Edison Working To Restore Power To Approximately 33,000 Customer Outages In Some Southeast Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Con Edison crews are working to restore power to about 33,000 electric customers in the southeast Brooklyn neighborhoods of Canarsie, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Old Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown due to continued heat and high usage.

Across the entire service area, about 53,000 customers are without electricity due to the continued heat and high usage. Customers in New York City and Westchester County set a new record for peak power usage on Sunday when readings hit 12,063 megawatts at 6 p.m.

Con Edison made a preemptive move to take those customers in southeast Brooklyn out of service in order to protect vital equipment and to help restore power as soon as possible.

The affected area is bounded by Kings Highway and Ditmas Avenue on the north; Belt Parkway and the Marine Parkway Bridge on the south; East 108th Street on the east; and Flatbush Avenue on the west.

 

Company crews are working now to repair the problems. Con Edison advises customers in the affected areas to switch off or unplug electrical appliances to avoid potential damage to the appliances when power is restored.

 

Con Edison regrets the service interruption to its customers and is working to restore service as quickly as possible.

 

Leave at least one light switch in the on position to alert you when power has been restored.

 

Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com/reportoutage, or with our mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When calling, customers should report whether their neighbors also have lost power. 

 

Customers who report outages will receive updates with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

 

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

 

Customers should also avoid opening freezers to see if food is still frozen. Every time the freezer is opened, room-temperature air enters and speeds the thawing process. Most fully loaded freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 36 to 48 hours; half-full freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 24 hours.

 

The equipment problems in the affected areas have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system.  Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.