10,000 New Yorkers lose power on Sunday as the city swelters in 100-degree heat
- About 10,000 Con Edison customers in New York lost power on Sunday at 6pm as temperatures sweltered in 100-degree heat
- The power outage started just after 5pm when hundreds in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island lost electricity as the heat index reached 102F
- Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the outage Sunday evening saying 4,500 customers in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan were affected starting at 2pm
- Con Edison blamed outage on the heat wave, which reached a peak heat index of 110F this week and led the city to hit new high for weekend power consumption
- Con Edison crews will work overnight to restore power
Thousands of New Yorkers were left without power on Sunday as the city reached scorching temperatures over 100F degrees.
About 10,000 Con Edison customers lost power by 6pm ET on Sunday as temperatures boiled in the 90s and Brooklyn reached a heat index of 102F.
The power outage started just after 5pm starting with hundreds losing electricity in Brooklyn.
Con Edison outages on Sunday pictured above as thousands were left without power sweltering heat
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the outage Sunday evening saying 4,500 customers in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan were affected around 2pm
‘Con Ed is responding to outages affecting roughly 4,500 customers citywide. Largest outages are in Flushing and Richmond Hill in Queens; Park Slope, Flatbush and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn; and Lincoln Square in Manhattan,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted at around 5pm, as his own Park Slope neighborhood was affected.
‘City agencies are working with them to restore power ASAP. Follow @NotifyNYC for updates on restoration.’
According to Con Edison, at 5.30pm there were 3,697 customers without power in Queens and 4,685 without electricity in Brooklyn. In Manhattan there were 257 outages. The Bronx had 11 and Staten Island had 31, as per the New York Post.
On Sunday New York reached scorching temperatures that reached a heat index of 102F in Brooklyn. Locals cooling off at Washington Square Park above
Con Edison blamed the outage on the heat wave, which reached a peak heat index of 110F degrees this week. People pictured cooling off in Astoria Pool in Queens on Saturday above
By 6, the number without power staggered as Queens hit 4,085 without electricity, Brooklyn had 4,787, and the Bronx reported 1,359 without power.
There were 188 outages on Manhattan and 94 on Staten Island by 6.
On Sunday, New York city hit a new record high for weekend power consumption as residents blasted their AC’s to stay cool in the blistering heat wave that has baked the state in 90F weather over the past week.
Con Edison blamed the outage on the heat wave, which reached a peak heat index of 110F degrees.
The utility says that crews will be working overnight to restore power.
The Big Apple saw a similar blackout last weekend when about 73,000 customers lost power in Manhattan for several hours.