TODAY’S FORECAST: Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 51. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 41.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Friday: Fog and drizzle early…then rain. High 51. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Friday night: Cloudy with light rain early…then becoming partly cloudy. Low 33. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny. High 31. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy skies this evening will become overcast overnight. Low 26. Winds light and variable. EVENT OF THE DAY: D.B. Rielly at Winegasm Come join award-winning singer/songwriter D.B. Rielly at Winegasm at 9 p.m., where he will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana [...]
Nearly a year after Lauren Abraham stepped on a downed power line and “burst into flames” during Superstorm Sandy, her family has filed suit. Kim Tinnin, Abraham’s mother, is suing Con Edison on behalf of her daughter for her “wrongful death,” according to court papers. Abraham, 23, walked outside her home on 134th Street in [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 68. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF [...]
If a Sandy-esque storm were to come in the future, power company Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) wants to be prepared. The electric company recently submitted plans that detail major investments to protect “critical equipment and customers from devastating storms” like Sandy, according to a Con Ed statement. Long-term projects such as putting flood-proof equipment in [...]
Con Ed has announced that it will secure $250 million for protecting city infrastructure and maintaining reliable service for customers during storms such as Sandy. “Our commitment would represent an initial infusion of preventive measures [and] we expect that even greater investments will be needed as regional discussions evolve over the coming months and years,” [...]
In a new Siena College poll, the majority of New York State voters said they were happy with how Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. According to the results, 67 percent felt that the governor has done an excellent or good job, 22 percent said he has done a fair job [...]
A Con Edison worker was burned in the face while responding to a reported outage at a commercial building in Maspeth Monday night, said the utility company. The employee, who was testing equipment at 55-30 46th Street, near the corner of 55th Avenue, was injured in what a Con Ed spokesperson called an “electrical flash.” Around [...]
Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
Two weeks after Sandy knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 Queens residents, Con Edison announced power was restored to all customers whose equipment was not damaged during the storm. Several thousand residents in Howard Beach and Broad Channel will remain without power until their equipment is deemed safe, Con Ed said. The last Sandy [...]