*ADVISORY* QUEENS OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CON EDISON’S RESPONSE POST-ISAIAS
Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30AM
(August 10, 2020 at 2:55pm)
QUEENS, NY – Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens elected officials and Community Boards will gather on Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30AM at Borough Hall to discuss Con Edison’s disastrous response to Queens – over 73,000 customers who lost power in the wake of last week’s Tropical Storm Isaias.
Joining will be Shameeza and Michael Singh of Queens Village, who still remain without power at the time of this notice despite repeated requests to Con Edison. Joining them will be their three young children, some of whom have compromised immune systems, including a 6-year-old cancer survivor King Singh.
Six days after Tropical Storm Isaias, over 5,200 of Con Edison’s Queens customers – as well as everyone else who live in those households – remain powerless, still in the dark, in hot days and restless, humid nights.
Nearly a week after Isaias, not a single Queens Community District has yet to be spared from the power outage. Districts in Eastern Queens (Southeast, Western and Northern) were hit especially hard. See breakdown attached.
Con Edison’s restoration failure has compounded the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for many constituents of Queens, which was the epicenter of the epicenter just several months ago. The extensive power outage and sluggish restoration has caused prolonged trauma and danger to tens of thousands of Con Edison customers and their families.
WHAT: Queens Officials to Discuss Con Edison’s Response and Recovery for Queens Post-Isaias
WHEN: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:30AM
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
WHO: SHARON LEE, Acting Queens Borough President
The SINGH Family
U.S. Representative GRACE MENG
State Senator LEROY COMRIE, Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
State Senator JOSEPH ADDABBO
State Senator JOHN LIU
State Assemblymember DAVID WEPRIN
State Assemblymember STACEY PHEFFER AMATO, member of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
State Assemblymember NILY ROZIC, member of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
State Assemblymember CLYDE VANEL, member of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
City Councilmember BARRY GRODENCHIK
Queens Community Boards
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