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Con Edison employees work to restore power. Photo courtesy of Con Edison/Facebook

More than 2,600 Brooklyn households are still without power

July 23 | Jeffery Harrell

The lights are almost back on in Brooklyn. Con Edison is reporting that just over 2,600 customers in Brooklyn are still without power. The recovery from Sunday‚Äôs outages was slowed by thunderstorms and flash flooding Monday night, which Con Edison reports caused roughly 13,000 additional outages. The outages are mostly contained to Flatbush, Canarsie, Flatlands, […]

Con Edison work to restore power after Sunday night's outages. Photo courtesy of Con Edison via Facebook

Pulling the plug on Con Ed? Officials seek accountability after Brooklyn blackout

July 22 | Ned Berke

As 14,000 Brooklyn households continue to grapple with widespread power outages, elected officials are demanding more oversight of electricity provider Con Edison — including state and local investigations, hearings, legislation and even a proposal for government-run power delivery. Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Public Service Commission on Sunday evening to investigate service issues in Brooklyn […]

The Con Edison outage map shows the hardest hit areas in the July 21, 2019, outage.

More than 30,000 without power in southeast Brooklyn

July 22 | Ned Berke

Just as temperatures of 2019’s first major heat wave broke, so did Brooklyn’s electrical infrastructure. More than 30,000 households in southeast Brooklyn lost power Sunday evening, as Con Edison reportedly severed service in order to “protect the integrity of the energy system,” a spokesperson for the company told the Daily News. Con Edison’s outage map […]

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