Queens Senator Joseph Addabbo held a meeting with Con Edison officials in June to discuss power outages in his district and the preparations necessary for the hurricane season, which lasts through November.
Addabbo said what prompted the meeting was the frequency and duration of outages, particularly in Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Middle Village.
According to Con Edison’s records, Howard Beach suffered outages in late April that left 600 customers without power. Again in early May, 200 customers in Howard Beach lost power. Additionally, Ozone Park had an outage on May 9 that affected 1,400 customers, while Middle Village has seen 19 outages since 2012 that interrupted service for nearly 9,000 customers.