RadioOnFire.com – Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted Con Edison Monday as roughly 19,000 customers remained without power — including 13,000 in Brooklyn. A half-day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo ripped the utility giant, saying that it “should have been better prepared,” a hot-under-the-collar de Blasio followed suit, saying at a press briefing at the Office of Emergency Management’s Interagency Command Center in Mill Basin that he “can’t trust them.”
I’m not getting any real answers and they have let New Yorkers down once again,” Hizzoner said. “I am extremely disappointed with Con Ed. They have been giving us consistently inconsistent information over the last days,” he added. “This was a situation we all saw coming and I don’t have any good answers yet of why this happened and why this was not prevented,” de Blasio said, adding, “This was obviously a predictable situation and therefore preventable.” The power company said it restored juice overnight to more than 30,000 customers after thousands of Big Apple residents lost service Sunday afternoon. The company expects to have the customers now without service restored by Monday afternoon.