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Isaias Update: Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Power In Connecticut and Long Island

Updated 8/7 at 9:00 am 

Connecticut, Long Island, and Westchester continue to struggle after Tropical Storm Isaias hit on Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands remain without power.

Eversource says it may be Tuesday before all its Connecticut customers are back on line.

 

Other utilities, including , United Illuminating, PSEG-LI, and Con Ed all say power won’t be fully restored until Sunday or Monday.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have launched investigations into the utilities’ preparations and response to the storm.

 

President Trump has issued a Federal Emergency Declaration for Connecticut. This allows the state to apply for federal disaster aid.

As of Friday morning, Eversource is reporting that over 400-thousand customers remain without power. United Illuminating says almost 58-thousand customers remain powerless. Easton, Fairfield, Shelton, and Trumbull are especially hit hard.

PSEG-LI reports over 100-thousand customers on Long Island without power, but expects 85 percent of them to be restored by tonight. Con Ed reports 64-thousand in Westchester customers still without power.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has called up the National Guard to help clear trees so the utilities can restore power.