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Joining us now -- -- Ross spokesman for Con Ed which.
Is the utility company in New York City Alfonzo.
Sure thing having -- media stated number of customers out in New York City and Westchester -- -- the debt numbers actually 729000.
Customers out throughout New York City and Westchester coming.
We're looking at -- in Manhattan.
Where the bulk of them.
Up -- the how how does con Edison assess.
Where to go initially -- to help initially who you know is your system for figuring out priorities because I'm sure.
You're inundated with calls and everybody calling things that their emergency.
Is the top one on the list.
Well the first thing that we have to do now is -- now that the story is settling down.
Is to send out our damages sensors and what they do is they -- and they try to find out.
We're the damages how bad it is and how we can actually go about.
Protecting the the outage.
But then that we will do is that will find the equipment that -- the most customers.
Make those repairs first and then moved down last.
Is it too early to make an assessment on just how long -- and everyone understands you guys ever pretty difficult job but.
As each day goes all about power you know the public relations aspect of this doesn't -- -- to -- -- -- -- or any utility company so.
Is it too early to assess how long it might take to get everybody up -- running.
A little bit I mean -- this certainly is unchartered territory and the restoration is a major major undertaking on our behalf and I wouldn't be surprised people -- -- -- in a -- star.
That you know I've been reading that is because this this involves last time we had a big event that was wind.
And trees and snow but this of -- sea water salt water.
Does that really change the dynamics of your job and then in how you guys go about getting this fixed.
Well -- attacked us and two on two fronts.
The winds really.
Two competing on Staten Island and Westchester County were we have overhead wires obviously the high winds took down trees that toppled on to -- And then -- water was the second component of the attacked.
What happened is beastie water got into our equipment.
It it could.
And we also had a huge explosion.
And one of our substation emperor a piece of equipment and one of -- sub stations on fourteenth street and the East River.
And when that happened debt -- doubt about 250000.
Customers in the blink of -- non.
Up until we know you guys have a real tough job ahead -- taken out the time and good luck with everything else.