The family of a young woman who was electrocuted during Superstorm Sandy has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Con Edison, claiming the utility failed to act to prevent the tragedy.
Saturday marks the seventh day of temperatures above 90 degrees in New York City. As residents crank up the air conditioning, an unprecedented strain is being put on power companies.
The high hit 96 in Central Park on Friday, but that’s nothing compared to what was measured in Lakehurst, N.J. — 108, with a heat index of 122.
Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.
Air conditioners have been working overtime this week to keep homes cool during the Tri-State Area’s latest blistering heat wave, but all that power is putting major stress on the grid.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.
A manhole fire left part of Staten Island without power in the middle of a brutal heat wave overnight, and Con Edison has reduced voltage in many areas in as crews repair equipment.
Residents of certain sections of Queens have said their beautiful, tree-lined streets are being massacred, and the storms of the past year are not to blame.
Tuesday was a scorcher throughout the Tri-State Area, but Con Edison has advised some Brooklyn residents to keep their air conditioners turned off.
A heat advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for New York City. Temperatures are expected to hit or exceed 95 degrees on Monday and Tuesday.
Utility companies can’t always stop trees from coming down, but Con Edison is trying to reduce the number of people who lose power when trees do come down.
Round two of wet weather settled over parts of the Tri-State Area on Thursday evening, pushing monthly rainfall totals within reach of the history books.
Around 10:30 a.m., a fire broke out in an underground vault just behind the main school building.
For electric customers north of the city, your utility hopes to be better and keeping your lights on. But it will cost you.
Crews have implemented an 8 percent voltage reduction on Roosevelt Island and several other areas in Manhattan.