Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Reminds Us Always Put Safety First

Greetings!

I pray that you and your family will stay safe during the upcoming storms this week. Please stay informed and read this advisory from Con Edison.

Please stay safe during the upcoming storms this week. Con Edison crews are preparing to respond to any outages that may occur due to the severe rain and windstorms expected to hit New York City and Westchester County tonight and Wednesday. The company reminds customers to take safety precautions and avoid any downed power lines.

Heavy winds could knock trees into power lines, causing poles and lines to come down and customers to lose power.
Stay away from downed lines, as they may be live.
Customers can report downed power lines, outages and check service restoration status at www.conEd.com or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.

Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Also, download Con Edison’s new free iPhone and Android app, My conEdison, to report and check the status of a power problem, and view the company’s interactive online outage map.

Depending on the severity of storm damage, crews will give priority to restoring equipment that will provide power to the most customers as quickly as possible, then move on to restore smaller groups and individual customers who are without power.

Con Edison offers the following safety tips:

    • If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with your hands or any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or water.
    • Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
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