Many Westchester County municipalities are showing significant numbers of Con Edison customers remain without power as of Tuesday morning.
In a 1:30 a.m. update today, Con Edison Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad said of the New York City and Westchester outage, "This is the largest storm-related outage in our history."
The previous record was set just last year due to Irene when 200,000 total customers were affected—as of today, Sandy has impacted more than 650,000 across the two areas.
With high water levels in some of Westchester County's areas, Con Edison crews are not yet able to assess damage and make repairs.
"In Westchester County, more than 180 roads are closed," the company noted in a statement.
Here are the latest safety and electrical tips from Con Edison:
- If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move or touch them with 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.
- If your power goes out, turn off all lights and appliances to prevent overloaded circuits when power is restored.
- Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios are working. Also, make sure you have a supply of extra batteries. Weather updates and news on power outages can be heard on most local radio and television stations.
- Avoid opening your freezer to see if food is still frozen. Every time you open the door, room-temperature air enters and speeds the thawing process. Most fully loaded freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 36 to 48 hours; half-full freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 24 hours.
See below for Westchester County outage numbers as of 6 a.m.:
# Out # Served Est. RestorationArdsley Village 1,353 1,786 Pending Bedford town 758 1,018 Pending Briarcliff Manor village 1,972 2,964 Pending Briarcliff Ossining 0 0 Pending Bronxville village 1,090 2,529 Pending Buchanan village 122 1,010 Pending Cortlandt town 3,842 12,295 Pending Croton-on-Hudson village 2,437 3,629 Pending Dobbs Ferry village 1,551 4,153 Pending Eastchester town 3,491 7,900 Pending Elmsford village 390 2,104 Pending Greenburgh town 8,523 18,736 Pending Harrison village 5,260 9,470 Pending Hastings-on-Hudson village 1,702 3,436 Pending Irvington village 1,189 2,632 Pending Larchmont village 1,287 1,983 Pending Mamaroneck town 3,332 5,259 Pending Mamaroneck village 3,926 8,704 Pending Mount Kisco (Town of Bedford) 0 0 Pending Mount Kisco (Town of New Castle) 0 0 Pending Mount Kisco village 2,170 5,075 Pending Mount Pleasant town 5,261 8,783 Pending Mount Vernon city 15,638 29,297 Pending New Castle town 4,605 6,574 Pending New Rochelle city 18,808 28,958 Pending North Castle town 4,126 4,894 Pending North Pelham 608 2,071 Pending Ossining town 585 2,307 Pending Ossining village 4,726 8,980 Pending Peekskill city 2,993 10,239 Pending Pelham Manor village 1,247 2,051 Pending Pelham village 445 760 Pending Pleasantville village 653 3,338 Pending Port Chester village 6,724 10,254 Pending Rye Brook village 2,747 3,720 Pending Rye city 4,204 6,070 Pending Rye town 0 0 Pending Scarsdale village 3,670 6,025 Pending Sleepy Hollow 1,495 3,515 Pending Somers town 0 0 Pending Tarrytown village 2,253 5,217 Pending Tuckahoe village 1,602 2,867 Pending White Plains city 10,121 23,854 Pending Yonkers city 19,677 75,568 Pending Yorktown town 5,762 8,173 Pending