Thousands in Brooklyn still in dark as New York City deals with another power outage
A widespread power outage Saturday evening left much of Manhattan, including the Upper West Side and Rockefeller Center, without electricity.
Thousands were without power in parts of Brooklyn on Monday morning as New York dealt with another blackout and intense summer weather.
Con Edison said about half of the 33,000 customers in Brooklyn had power restored Monday morning. Scattered outages kept more than 50,000 customers in the dark throughout parts of the city and Westchester County late Sunday.
Just after 5 a.m., the electric company said more than 30,000 customers had power restored and that the remaining 21,500 would have it back by Monday afternoon.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed the electric company and said he was deploying state police, generators and light towers to assist.
“We have been through this situation with Con Ed time and again, and they should have been better prepared – period,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This was not a natural disaster; there is no excuse for what has happened in Brooklyn.”