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Power Outages November 14, 2012:

LIPA

Remaining Outages (Non-flooded areas)
Nassau 4,104
Suffolk 1,971
Total 6,075

 

Flooded Area Customer Outages
Nassau (excluding Long Beach) 6,500
Long Beach500
Suffolk 300
Rockaways 24,500
Total31,800

 

Customers in flooded areas cannot be restored at this time due to damage inside the home or unit (even though the power supply is restored) or are yet to be inspected for damage.

 

Con Edison

Con Edison has restored all customers associated with Storm Sandy and the Nor’easter with the exception of flooded area customers identified below.

 

Con Edison has approximately 750 field personnel working in the flooded areas.

 

Flooded Area Customer Outages

Brooklyn 1,646
Queens 493
Staten Island 671
Total 2,810

 

Customers in flooded areas cannot be restored at this time due to damage inside the home or unit (even though the power supply is restored) or are yet to be inspected for damage.

 

Contact Information and Outage Maps for Power Companies:

 

Central Hudson: http://stormcentral.cenhud.com/default.aspx, or 1-845-452-2700 or 1-800-527-2714
Con Ed: http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external/default.html or 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633)
LIPA: http://www.lipower.org/stormcenter/outagemap.html or 1-800-490-0075
National Grid: https://www1.nationalgridus.com/PowerOutageMap-NY-RES or 1-800-867-5222 (Upstate Electricity), 1-800-892-2345 (Upstate Gas), 1-718-643-4050 (Metro Area Gas), 1-800-490-0045 (Long Island Gas)
NYSEG: http://outagemap.nyseg.com/ny/?style=newyork or 1-800-572-1121
Orange & Rockland: http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external_oru/default.html or 1-877-434-4100
RG&E: http://outagemap.rge.com/ny/?style=rge or 1-800-743-1702

 

 

Carbon Monoxide

 

The power is out but I have a generator. What do I need to know? Never run generators in indoor spaces such as garages, basements, porches, crawlspaces or sheds, or in partly enclosed spaces such as carports or breezeways. You could end up with dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO).

 

What is CO (carbon monoxide)? CO is called the “silent killer” because it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-irritating gas. If the early signs of CO poisoning are ignored, a person could lose consciousness and be unable to escape danger. More people die from CO poisoning than any other kind of poisoning.

 

What are the symptoms of CO poisoning? CO prevents the body from getting oxygen. Symptoms may include

  • headaches
  • dizziness,
  • nausea and weakness,
  • loss of muscle control,
  • shortness of breath,
  • chest tightness,
  • visual changes,
  • sleepiness,
  • fluttering of the heart,
  • redness of the skin
  • confusion
At high levels or continued exposure, CO can cause loss of consciousness, brain damage or death.

Early symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu. How can I know?

With CO poisoning, symptoms may occur or get worse when you turn on the fuel-burning device. Also, more than one person in the house gets sick at the same time, unlike flu that takes time to pass from person to person. Lastly, symptoms are worse in a certain location but them get better when you leave that area.

 

What should I do if I suspect CO poisoning?

  • Get outside immediately to get fresh air. Call 911 if you suspect that you or someone else has CO poisoning.
  • Contact the fire department

 

Are some people more sensitive to the effects of CO? Yes. Even low levels of CO can be a concern for the elderly, infants, the unborn, those with anemia, or those with heart or breathing problems.

 

What other way might I be exposed to carbon monoxide during the power outage? Be careful about the use of these appliances as they can cause a buildup of toxic CO gas:

  • Never use a gas range or oven for warmth.
  • Never use a charcoal grill or barbecue grill in your home or garage.
  • Never start a generator or chainsaw in enclosed spaces.
  • Never use a stove or fireplace unless it is properly installed and vented.

 

Chainsaw Safety

 

The wind knocked down a lot of trees in my area, but I have a chainsaw. Can I do my own cleanup? It is best to consider a professional tree service. Pruning and removing limbs from storm damaged trees is not the same thing as cutting firewood from a tree already on the ground. Branches and trees that are twisted and bent are usually under a strain that you might not see until a chainsaw hits it and releases the stored energy. There are many safe work practices associated with chainsaw use that are provided during a hands-on training. For more information, see http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/chainsaw_safety.htm