600,000 Customers Still Without Power 5 days After Storm

600,000 Customers Still Without Power 5 days After Storm

New York - Five days after a storm dumped a few inches of rain on the tristate region, over a half million customers still remain without power, including nearly 250,000 in New York, and utility companies say it could be several more days until it's restored.

Companies such as Con Edison and Orange and Rockland worked for days after Tropical Storm Isaias and managed by Saturday morning to reduce the number of homes without electricity to a million across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. That number went down by 400,000 over the day.

Con Ed says it has nearly 3,000 employees working to restore power and had 85,000 customers left in the dark by Saturday morning. Another 100,000 customers remain in an outage in New Jersey, 240,000 in New York — more than half on Long Island — and 263,000 in Connecticut.

Con Ed says New York City customers should have their power restored sometime on Sunday while PSE&G say customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties should have their power back by Monday night.

In Orange and Rockland counties, O&R said that customers who lost power for at least 48 consecutive hours will receive compensation of up to $235 with an itemized list or up to $540 with an itemized list and proof of loss, such as receipts or photos.

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