EAST NEW YORK - An entire block on Wyona Street lost power Friday night due to the extreme heat, and frustrated residents are outraged that electricity is slow to return.
While some electricity has been restored, it's extremely limited and people are complaining their homes are too hot and have resorted to using bags of ice to keep their food from spoiling. Others who weren't able to obtain ice right away are upset they had to throw out most of their food.
Con Ed says it is stationed at Sheepshead Bay High School to distribute dry ice to customers without power, but residents on Wyona Street say they shouldn't have to go pick it up, since they've already been inconvenienced enough.
Con Ed crews say electricity has been restored to 81,000 of the 84,000 customers who lost power during the heat wave and power is expected to return to all of their customers by tonight.