New York City residents were being told to shut down appliances and scale back on air conditioning amid the threat of blackouts due to an ongoing heat wave in the Big Apple.
Energy provider Con Edison sounded the alarm on Wednesday by urging customers to conserve energy in order to “help keep service reliable,” and followed up later with a tweet informing residents that they would be distributing dry ice to Brooklynites who had already lost power after four days of high temperatures and humidity. Roughly 1,700 people were impacted by the Brooklyn outages, FOX 5 reported….
We need New Yorkers to take IMMEDIATE action: reduce your use of electricity in your home or your business for the rest of the day. We need to avoid energy disruptions during this heat emergency. t.co/w5BQDHzUFt
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 30, 2021