CHECK ON VULNERABLE CLIENTS FOLLOWING POWER OUTAGES

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The Advance Warning System (AWS) disseminates information to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs through their service providers. Please share the important information below with your clients and other agencies or individuals to empower them to make informed decisions.


AWS Partners,

Con Edison and PSEG Long Island have been responding to power outages that occurred yesterday evening in several neighborhoods including Canarsie, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Georgetown, and Flatlands in Brooklyn, Jamaica and the Rockaways in Queens, and Annadale in Staten Island. While Con Ed and PSEG Long Island have restored service in some areas and are working on restoring full service to all of these areas, NYC Emergency Management recommends that AWS Partners reach out to any vulnerable clients that they serve in these neighborhoods and take whatever actions may be necessary for their well-being. 

If a client is affected by an outage: Report it at www.coned.com/ReportOutage or call 1-800-75-CONED (26633), or if you have a speech or hearing disability, report outages to 1-800-642-2308.

Please stay safe. Never go near or touch a fallen power line. If you see a downed wire, call 1-800-75-CONED immediately. - Do not use generators indoors. - Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. If a client is having a life-threatening medical emergency and needs immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1.


The Advance Warning System (AWS) alerts organizations who work with people with disabilities and access and functional needs to various types of hazards and emergencies in New York City that may affect people's independence and daily lives. Participating organizations receive public preparedness and emergency information that they can relay to their clients and other similar agencies. If you work for an organization that serves people with disabilities or access and functional needs you can subscribe for AWS Alerts at the following link: https://www.advancewarningsystemnyc.org/aws

Please do no reply to this e-mail. This mailbox is not monitored. To make changes or receive assistance with your account, please login to the AWS website or contact us through the AWS website. If you think you or someone else may have an emergency, call 911 immediately.

July 22, 2019