EDGEMERE — Residents of Ocean Bay Apartments were without power, heat and plumbing for hours on Monday, officials said.
The outages were caused by salt water corrosion in the primary feeder, according to City Councilman Donovan Richards. A spokeswoman for the management company, Wavecrest, said they are still investigating the cause, and whether it's related to Hurricane Sandy.
During the more than 12-hour outage, the MTA provided buses for residents to warm up in and personal generators to the elderly who need them for medical uses, Richards said.
Water was also donated by Stop & Shop and Wavecrest, he said.
Generators were brought to the complex late Monday night, restoring power, officials said. It's not clear when a full fix will be made.
The Ocean Bay Apartments, formerly the Edgemere Houses, is set for a major renovation under a new federal Permanent Affordability Commitment Together program, which will create a public-private partnership, according to NYCHA.
The money generated from this partnership will be used to renovate 1,400 apartments over 24 buildings in the complex.
And the partnership will keep apartments affordable, according to officials.