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Thousands without power in NJ, NY as Tropical Storm Fay soaks the tri-state area

Tropical Storm Fay
Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 23:10:58-04

NEW JERSEY — UPDATE: As of 11 p.m., some customers are beginning to get power back. Here are the latest numbers.

  • Con Edison: 3,050 customers are out of service
    • 1,277 in Queens, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 4 p.m.
    • 175 in Brooklyn, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 4 p.m.
    • 116 in Manhattan, with service due to be restored by Midnight
    • 18 in Staten Island, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 10 p.m.
    • 5 in the Bronx, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 1 a.m.
  • PSE&G New Jersey: Still 1,551 customers without power
    • JCPL: 1,705 customers without power
      • 895 in Hunterdon County
      • 351 in Monmouth County
      • 113 in Passaic County
      • 102 in Essex County
      • 84 in Sussex County
      • 59 in Somerset County
      • 32 in Ocean County
      • 27 in Morris County
      • 8 in Mercer County
      • Fewer than 5 in Middlesex County
      • Fewer than 5 in Burlington County
      • 2 in Warren County
    • PSE&G Long Island: 2,830 out of service
      • 1,956 in Nassau County, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
      • 833 in Suffolk County, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
      • 41 on Rockaway Peninsula, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 11:45 a.m.

    UPDATE: As of 8:45 p.m., here are the latest local power outage numbers.

    • Con Edison: 4,005 customers are out of service
      • 1,266 in Queens, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 4 p.m.
      • 338 in Brooklyn, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 4 p.m.
      • 117 in Manhattan, with service due to be restored by Midnight
      • 29 in Staten Island, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 10 p.m.
      • 19 in the Bronx, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 1 a.m.
    • PSE&G New Jersey: 3,001 customers without power
      • 993 in Bergen County
      • 937 in Hudson County
      • 562 in Middlesex County
      • 187 in Passaic County
    • JCPL: 2,642 customers without power
      • 1,609 in Hunterdon County
      • 278 in Monmouth County
      • 159 in Passaic County
      • 155 in Ocean County
      • 119 in Middlesex County
      • 103 in Essex County
      • 86 in Morris County
      • 84 in Sussex County
      • 35 in Warren County
      • 8 in Mercer County
      • 6 in Burlington County
    • PSE&G Long Island: 3,270 out of service
      • 2,312 in Nassau County, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
      • 919 in Suffolk County, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
      • 39 on Rockaway Peninsula, with service due to be restored by Saturday at 11:45 a.m.

    Thousands of residents in New Jersey are without power as Tropical Storm Fay barrels through the Northeast region Friday.

    Jersey Central Power and Light (JCPL) has restored power to thousands of customers who reported outages. As of 6:50 p.m., there were over 3,100 customers affected. Earlier Friday, the company reported more than 25,000 customers had no power.

    Atlantic City Electric reported about 79 customers without power, while NJ PSE&G reported about 788 customers were affected by outages.

    Con Edison also reported about 3,500 customers in New York City and Westchester County were without power.

    Tropical Storm Fay developed late Thursday afternoon off the coast of North Carolina with winds of 45 mph.

    Tropical Storm Warnings, and Flash Flood Warnings and Watches and Flood Advisories were issued across the tri-state region as Fay brought torrential downpours and gusty winds to the area.

    Tropical storms also have the capability of spinning off an isolated tornado and Fay is no exception. That being said, the threat will be limited.

    Along the coast, Fay caused heavy surf, creating some beach erosion along coastal sections. The risk for dangerous rip currents will be high, and swimming is not advised. Despite all these issues along the coast, the risk for a storm surge will be minimal.