Con Ed: Power nearly completely restored in BK

BROOKLYN - After nearly 190,000 homes were without power after Hurricane Irene made its presence felt in Brooklyn, Con Edison officials say that as of 10 p.m. only about 100 homes remain in the dark.

Officials say that about 27,000 people remain without electricity within the entire Con Ed service network.

While restoring electricity in the borough is nearly complete, a new concern is rising; disaster funding.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials say that they only have $800 million in available disaster aid and early federal estimates put the possible disaster aid shortfall at as much as $5 billion.

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