On Wednesday, July 29, New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio urged residents of Staten Island to conserve as much energy as possible in an effort to prevent another power outage like the one that left more than 19,000 Con Edison customers without power the week before.
“It’s in people’s self-interest not to use too much electricity right now,” de Blasio said at a City Hall briefing.
Staten Islanders are particularly advised to cut down on their air conditioners’ energy consumption, SILive.com reported. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Staten Island at the time of de Blasio’s announcement, with temperatures expected to rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
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