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Thousands of power outages reported across NYC area as storm moves north

Residents across New York City’s outer boroughs and suburbs woke up to scattered power outages Monday morning as an intense storm continued to batter the region with heavy rain and high winds.

As of 7:30 a.m., Con Edison reported that lights were out for more than 19,000 customers citywide.

According to the ConEd outage map, Westchester was hardest hit, with more than 6,600 customers affected. Queens was next, with nearly 6,000 experiencing power outages, followed by Staten Island at more than 3,700, then the Bronx at 1,900, and Brooklyn at 1,300.

The utility company reported zero outages in Manhattan, because power lines in that borough are below ground and not impacted by falling trees, according to spokesperson Allan Drury.

Drury said the company would not be able to assess the damage and make repairs until the storm ended, but added that 600 extra crew members had been dispatched to help get power back on faster.

“We can’t predict with precision in advance how many outages there are going to be, but we knew it would be impactful,” he said.

Heavy winds and rain were forecast to start tapering off around noon Monday.

On Long Island, PSEG reported more than 8,700 customers affected by outages as of 7:45 a.m. And in Northern New Jersey, more than 15,000 customers were also reported to have lost power as of 7:30 a.m., according to northjersey.com.

It was not immediately clear when power would be restored in these areas.

As of shortly after 7:30 a.m., the National Weather Service had issued flash flood warnings for the Bronx, Yonkers and Bridgeport, Connecticut, as well as Newark, Jersey City and Elizabeth, New Jersey. Those warnings were in effect until 10:45 a.m.

Rainfall totals of two to four inches in the area were expected Monday, according to the NWS.

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