Westchester residents furious over Con Ed's reimbursement policy

Residents throughout Westchester who were left in the dark are fighting mad over Con Edison?s reimbursement policy. At least 35,000 residents in the county lost power in the past two weeks. However,

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2006, 12:12 AM

Updated 6,544 days ago

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Residents throughout Westchester who were left in the dark are fighting mad over Con Edison?s reimbursement policy.
At least 35,000 residents in the county lost power in the past two weeks. However, whether they get reimbursed by the utility company depends on how they lost power. First, an F1 tornado landed, then a heat wave came followed by powerful thunderstorms. If residents lost power because a tree landed on power lines, they will not be eligible for reimbursement, says Con Ed. A spokesperson for the company says that is the policy when power goes out due to Mother Nature and not equipment failure.
There is some relief for those who weathered the power outage last Monday and Tuesday due to heat-related outages. Con Ed says they are eligible to get up to $350 for spoiled food without receipts.
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