Powerless: News 12's Ty Milburn shares personal account of losing power

It's been nearly a week since Isaias swept through the tri-state area and left tens of thousands without power - News 12's Ty Milburn was one of the unlucky ones.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2020, 9:21 PM

Updated 1,378 days ago

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It's been nearly a week since Isaias swept through the tri-state area and left tens of thousands without power - News 12's Ty Milburn was one of the unlucky ones.
He says he reached his limit around 10 p.m. Sunday, and took to social media to beg Con Edison to get to work. Milburn isn't alone in the feeling frustration.
In the days since the storm knocked down trees in his Yonkers neighborhood, he says nothing has been touched or cleaned up.
Milburn's neighbor, Keith Underwood, says he is still trying to make sense of the damage.
Another neighbor, 93-year-old Chubby Constantine, can't move his car because downed power lines are blocking his driveway. He says in his 60 years there, damage like this and the lack of response from Con Edison is something he's never experienced.
Milburn says the only progress they have seen in recent days is when Con Ed started sending over vans to the neighborhood. He says the problem is that the employees they send don't seem to know anything about when the the power is coming back on.
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is holding special hearings for all power companies and cable companies. She hopes they will come up with a plan to make sure things will look much different six days after the next storm.


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