Tropical Storm Isaias Slams Bronx, Leaves 23,000 Without Electricity

By Eric Klein 
eklein@bronxjusticenews.com

Con Edison on Thursday was still working to restore power to Bronx residents after more than 23,000 customers lost electricity in the borough due to Tropical Storm Isaias, authorities said.

The storm’s strong winds and rains clobbered the city’s overhead electric delivery system, with trees and branches damaging power lines and utility infrastructure across the five boroughs.

About 260,000 customers lost power citywide during the storm, surpassing the 204,000  who lost electricity during Hurricane Irene in 2011, the utility company said.

The city’s record for power outages caused by a storm is 1.1 million, a total reached during  Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

About 50,000 customers were still without power across the city Thursday.

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.