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Hundreds of Bed-Stuy Residents Still Without Power Following Massive Storm

By Trevor Kapp | July 26, 2016 5:14pm
 Con-Ed crews were scrambling to restore power near Decatur Street and Ralph Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Con-Ed crews were scrambling to restore power near Decatur Street and Ralph Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Con-Edison users in the neighborhood were sweating it out Tuesday after a massive storm slammed the city Monday night and knocked out power for hundreds of area residents.

Con Ed crews were scrambling during the afternoon to restore electricity to almost 600 users near the intersection of Decatur Street and Ralph Avenue — but the work wasn’t expected to be completed until about 7 p.m., according to the company’s website.

“The lights were flickering around 9:30 last night, then they went out for good about an hour later,” said Shauntee Waters, 34, who lives near the intersection. “It’s a big inconvenience because of the heat. I had to sit outside for a lot of last night.”

Ade Ajahmu, 40, said the lack of power made sleeping unbearable.

“I woke up in a pool of sweat this morning,” said Ajahmu, a retired firefighter. “They told us it’d be back by noon, but it’s past noon. It’s very annoying.”

More than 1,000 Con Ed users across the city lost power during the storm. About 700 people were still without electricity as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the company said. 

“Con Ed’s been up and down the block all day,” said Andre Foster, 33, who lives on Decatur Street near Patchen Avenue. “All you can do is get cold water and ice from the store. Hopefully it comes back soon.”