Blackouts hit more than 50,000 across NYC – with 30k in Brooklyn having their power cut to prevent cascading outages – as the Big Apple’s grid buckles under the strain caused by blistering 100f heatwave

  • Over 50,000 Con Edison customers in New York lost power on Sunday by 8pm as temperatures sweltered in 100-degree heat 
  • The power outage started just after 5pm when hundreds in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island lost electricity as the heat index reached 102F 
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the outage Sunday evening saying thousands across all five boroughs and in some suburbs were affected
  • Con Edison blamed outage on the heat wave, which reached a peak heat index of 110F this week and led the city to hit new high for weekend power consumption  
  • Around 6pm manholes in Brooklyn were reportedly on fire due to the outages 
  • To tackle the outages, Con Ed cut power to 30,000 people in Brooklyn 
  • Con Edison crews will work overnight to restore power 
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo reprimanded ConEd for the series of outages and deployed state police, generators and light towers to assist with the black out 
 
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