Con Ed Expects 'Record' Outages As Tides Threaten Shut Down In Lower Manhattan
Con Ed's SVP John Miksad just hosted a call with some relatively ominous comments. As they expect record outages from wind and rain damage, it is the tides and the flooding that is of most concern as the executive noted that they may cut power to Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan if tides reach forecast ranges:
- *CON ED EXPECTING `RECORD' OUTAGES FROM WIND, RAIN DAMAGE :ED US
- *CON ED MAY SHUT DOWN LOWER MANHATTAN SYSTEM DUE TO HIGH TIDES
- *CON ED: `NOT OKAY' IF TIDES REACH FORECAST 10-12 FOOT LEVEL
- *CON ED: 6,500 NYC BUILDINGS, 2800 BROOKLYN CUSTOMERS AFFECTED
Flood surge map and power outage links below...
Click Map for link to strom surge forecasts...
and here is NOAA's current forecast for tides...
and outages so far: