9:47 am Oct. 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has inflicted the "largest storm-related outage in our history," said Con Edison today.
More than 650,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County have lost power.
That's more than three times the last record, when 200,000 lost power during Hurricane Irene.
Before power can be restored, Con Ed has to assess the damage, which includes more than 200 downed wires on Staten Island, and clean any equipment damaged by sea water.
As of 1 a.m. Tuesday, Manhattan was the hardest hit, with 193,000 homes without power, followed by Westchester, with 158,000. In Staten Island, 76,000 homes lost power; in Queens, 74,000; in Brooklyn 71,000; and in the Bronx 38,000.
Roughly two million New Yorkers are estimated to be without power, across all the state's power companies.
Con Edison urged New Yorkers to report downed lines and outages via conEd.com or 1-800-75-CONED.
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