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More Than 5,000 Queens Households Still Have No Power, Almost a Week After the Storm

A Con Edison worker repairs a power line in Middle Village (Con Edison)

Aug. 10, 2020 By Allie Griffin

More than 5,000 Queens households have been without power for almost a week after Tropical Storm Isaias toppled hundreds of trees and took down power lines in the borough.

There are still 5,729 customers without power in Queens as of noon Monday, according to the Con Edison outage map.

Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Woodhaven still have significant outages, the company said.

Con Edison said it will restore power to the vast majority of outstanding Queens homes by 11 p.m. tonight.

More than 3,800 workers across the region are continuing to remove downed trees and wires– as well as repair damaged equipment. The crews are working around the clock.

About 18,000 households in Westchester county and more than 1,000 homes in the Bronx are still without power as well.

Tens of thousands of residents across the greater NYC region will be without power as a heat advisory takes effect today. Heat index values are expected to reach up to 97 degrees today in the city.

Con Edison is giving out free dry ice to Queens customers without power at a Home Depot in Ozone Park today from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. or until supplies runs out. The store is located at 11220 Rockaway Blvd.

The company will also have a mobile information center at the site to answer customers’ questions.

In total, more than 46,000 households in Queens lost power as a result of the tropical storm last Tuesday. Queens saw the largest number of outages among the five boroughs.

 

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