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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 1 Nov 2012 05:17 GMT
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Nov 1 (Reuters) - About 719,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in New York City and neighboring Westchester County after storm Sandy, said New York power provider Consolidated Edison Inc. As of 8:00 pm EDT Wednesday (2359 GMT), it had restored power to about 2,000 homes in lower Manhattan and 28,200 in the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn. The company said on Tuesday that Brooklyn and Manhattan, served by underground electric equipment, should have power back within four days, while restoration to all customers in other areas served by overhead power lines would take at least a week. The following is an breakdown of customers affected by outages in New York City and Westchester. Area Outages Manhattan 227,000 Westchester County 168,000 Queens 113,000 Staten Island 100,000 Brooklyn 74,000 Bronx 38,000 ** EIKON USERS: To see a live map of the forecast hurricane track - including the option to view all refineries, nuclear power plants and vessels in its path - please type the word "Hurricane" in a search window and select "Hurricane Tracker" from the options. ** (Reporting by Soma Das in Bangalore; Editing by Ron Popeski)

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