130,000 NYC Residents Still Struggle Without Power
Today, over a week since Hurricane Sandy paralyzed the transit system and left half of the city in the dark, most New Yorkers were back to work, school resumed, and for most it was back to business as usual. However, for nearly 130,000 people in New York City are still without power and things do not seem to be improving fast enough. This number doesn’t even take into account the population of residents in New Jersey hit hard, many of which have lost their homes. The mercury is dipping lower each day, and even colder each night, and there is a looming threat of a Nor’easter on track to hit NYC this week. As for New York State as a whole, the original number of 2.2 million without electricity is down to 657k. That’s still quite a lot, and Con-Ed has a lot of pressure to move even quicker.