Heavy storms cause power outages

Heavy storms Thursday left hundreds of people in the borough without power.



In Parkchester, outage reports began coming in at around 4:30 p.m. As of Thursday night, about 650 Con Edison customers were affected, mostly in the area of Unionport Road.



One affected person who relies on critical medical equipment that requires power was taken to the hospital to receive care.



The Office of Emergency Management says it hopes power will be fully restored by Friday morning.


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