NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Temperatures soared into the 90s again Wednesday, putting incredible demand on the power grid and leaving some sweating in dark rooms.
A heat advisory was in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday, for New York City. An excessive heat warning is also in effect in New Jersey from noon until 6 p.m. Thursday for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties.READ MORE: Wild Roll To Win Against Devils
The temperature on Wednesday topped out at 96 degrees, with heat indices making it feel as hot as 105 degrees in some places, CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.
As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, most New Yorkers seemed to take the soaring temperatures in stride Wednesday. But those who woke to no power and no air conditioning Wednesday morning were not so pleased at all.
By mid-morning, Con Edison was reporting hundreds of power outages in the Crown Heights and Prospect Park sections of Brooklyn, the Flushing and Jamaica sections of Queens and the Chinatown section of Manhattan. As of 11:50 a.m., Con Edison was reporting 1,144 power outages in Brooklyn alone.
“It’s warm and hot,” Crown Heights resident Bathel Predelus told CBS2’s Andrea Grymes. “There’s no air conditioning.”
By 4:15 p.m., the outages had been reduced to 49 in Brooklyn, and 30 in the Bronx. But the hours of misery with no air conditioning had been enough for many.