To relieve consumers impacted by the power outage, the state governor Andrew M. Cuomo deployed resources and personnel. He further directed the State Department of Public Service to expand its investigation into Con Edison power outages following an early order which was issued last week after the utility was attacked by an outage which hit more than 72,000 consumers.
The Governor deployed 200 troopers, 100 generators and 50 light towers as well as personnel and command vehicles from the State Office of Emergency Management.
The Department of Public Service and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has been in constant communication with Con Ed to assist and push the utility to bring power back to customers as soon as possible.
“We have been through this situation with Con Ed time and again, and they should have been better prepared — period,” Governor Cuomo said. “This was not a natural disaster; there is no excuse for what has happened in Brooklyn. Tonight I have deployed 200 troopers, 100 generators and 50 light towers to help assist with the outages. I have also directed DPS to widen its investigation into last week’s blackout in Manhattan to include tonight’s outages in Brooklyn.
“Safety is our top priority, and during this time it is critical that we check in on our neighbors, especially the elderly, to ensure all are safe until the situation is resolved,” Governor Cuomo continued.