July 22, 2019
"Thousands of Con Edison customers are still without power. After two massive outages in eight days, New Yorkers are out of patience and have lost trust in Con Ed's ability to provide a basic service. With severe storms tonight, we are mobilized in case even more New Yorkers lose power.
"City agencies are on the ground in affected neighborhoods in force to protect New Yorkers. In the hardest hit area of Brooklyn, we have deployed 200 NYPD personnel to patrol the streets and direct traffic, have 71 light towers ready to provide visibility throughout the night, and opened an emergency shelter for anyone in need. I have directed the First Deputy Mayor, Deputy Mayor for Operations, NYC Emergency Management and the Office of Sustainability to expand their ongoing review to include this weekend's outages to get to the bottom of these failures."
Background on City actions tonight for affected parts of Canarsie, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Flatlands:
21 light towers have been deployed to light the streets of the affected area with 50 additional from the State on standby if needed.