Nearly 2 million New Yorkers are still without power after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the New York coastline and into parts of upstate.
The majority of outages were in New York City and Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced. The Long Island Power Authority had 924,798 outages at 9 a.m. this morning, and Con Edison had 677,412.
Orange & Rockland Utilities had 134,381 outages, and NYSEG had 111,833.
“It will be at least Wednesday morning before it will be safe enough for crews to begin comprehensive damage assessment in those areas that are accessible. Estimated global restoration times will follow,” NYSEG said in a statement.
President Obama today declared a major disaster exists in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Suffolk, and Queens counties.