Con Ed: 55,000 Remain In The Dark After Hurricane Sandy, Nor'easter

By DNAinfo Staff on November 10, 2012 2:03pm

NEW YORK — Some 55,000 remain without power because of Hurricane Sandy and Wednesday's Nor'easter, but power will soon be back on for many, according to Con Ed.

More than a million people lost electiricty because of the storms.

Con Ed officials expect to repair some 20,000 remaining Hurricane Sandy-related outages by Sunday night.

The rest of the outages, which have left 35,000 customers in the dark, are the result of damaged electrical equipment that continues to prevent restoration in a number of homes, Con Ed said.

All Staten Islanders who could accept electricity — and did not have storm-damaged equipment — have been restored, officials said.

For those who still don't have power, Con Edison has set up "command posts" in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island for customers whose electrical equipment was damaged by flooding, to provide ongoing teams to evaluate if restoration is yet ready.

Of the repairable customers, in Manhattan, just 47 customers remained without electricity. In Brooklyn, 4,200 were without electric Saturday while Queens had 6,000 customers in the dark. The Bronx had only 890 without service.

In areas hit hardest by flooding, Con Edison staffers are making door-to-door assessments to see whether equipment was damaged.

Those who have suffered water damage must contact a private licensed electrician or plumber to confirm that their machinery can be safely electrified, Con Ed said.

Con Edison has also set up "command posts" in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island for customers whose electrical equipment was damaged by flooding.

Here are the locations:

Brooklyn

—Gerritsen Avenue and Lois Street in Gerritsen Beach

—Highland Avenue and Lyme Avenue in Seagate

—Shore Boulevard and Mackenzie Street in Manhattan Beach

—Voorhies Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Brighton Beach

Queens

—Cross Bay Boulevard and East 9th Road in Broad Channel

—Cross Bay Boulevard and 165th Avenue in Old Howard Beach

Staten Island

—Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue

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