NEW YORK (AP) — More than 695,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area are still without electricity as utilities continue trying to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias. As of midday Saturday, over 300,000 customers were in the dark in Connecticut, more than 280,000 in New York City and its suburbs, and more than 108,000 in New Jersey. Power companies have called Isaias one of the biggest outage producers in recent years. But some elected officials have criticized the utilities’ preparedness and response.
UPDATE: We’re down to approximately 150,000 outages statewide. We are pressing all major utilities to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 8, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) August 8, 2020