More than 300K in NYC area still without power after Isaias

More than 300K in NYC area still without power after Isaias

Hundreds of thousands of homes in the region are still without power, four days after Hurricane Isiais tore through the Eastern seaboard.

Con Edison and PSEG reported downed electricity in a total of 322,056 households across its territories in the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia area as of Saturday morning, outages maps show.

More than half of the outages were on Long Island, where 197,532 PSEG customers were without power, mostly in the western portion of the peninsula. The Hamptons was largely spared, with just 32 affected customers from Sag Harbor to Montauk.

In New York City and Westchester County, 84,698 Con Ed customers were kicking off the weekend without electricity, with wide swaths of outages in Queens and the Bronx. Manhattan was the only borough with no reports of downed power.

The East Bronx had 4,216 households still in the dark. More than 3,000 were without power in the Whitestone, Queens area, and 3,100 customers in and around East New York reported no electricity.

PSEG’s New Jersey and Philadelphia territory reported 5,387 outages as of Saturday morning, affecting 38,419 customers.

On Tuesday, after Isaias brought 70 mph winds and torrential rain to the New York City area, Con Ed recorded a total of 257,000 customers without power, the company said, it’s second-largest power outage in history after Hurricane Sandy. At one point, more than 1.4 million New Jersey customers were also without electricity.

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