Con Edison Restoring Power to Customers Affected by Remnants of Tropical Storm Ida
Con Edison crews are working to restore power to approximately 13,817 customers, including approximately 8,244 located in Westchester who lost power just after 12:02 am this morning as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida swept through the region.
The powerful, gusting winds and severe storms have caused trees and branches to fall onto overhead delivery equipment, resulting in customer outages.
The Village of Mamaroneck, the Town of Greenburgh and the city of New Rochelle are among the hardest hit areas in Westchester. In New York City, the hardest hit neighborhoods are the Morris Park and Throggs Neck areas of The Bronx and Castleton Corners and Port Richmond in Staten Island.
In addition, severe flooding has created dangerous conditions throughout the service territory. Restoration of service due to flooding in the underground electric-delivery system involves several steps. Those steps include pumping water out of a facility, drying the equipment, testing the equipment, addressing any environmental concerns, and making sure the equipment can operate safely and reliably.
Con Edison continues to ask customers to report outages. To make reporting easier, today Con Edison sent 1.7 million customers a text message to enable them to report their outage by replying OUT to the message.
The company urges members of the public to stay away from downed wires. They may be live. For your safety, we may guard downed wires until crews make repairs. Our personnel may be in unmarked cars but will always have Con Edison identification.