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Orange and Rockland Utilities Restored Power to About 7,000 Hit by Severe T-storms Last Night, Working to Restore Service to 9,000 More

Orange and Rockland Utilities crews worked through the night last night to restore service to approximately 7,000 of the 16,000 customers whose power was knocked out by a series of severe thunderstorms, featuring damaging lightning and heavy downpours, that roared through northern Orange County late last night and into this morning.


Trees downed by the destructive storms disabled O&R electric transmission lines that feed four substations that provide service to customers in Deer Park, Westtown, Port Jervis and Cuddebackville. O&R crews are working now to repair the tree damage to the transmission lines and return service to the impacted customers. 


As of 7:20 a.m. today there are 8,906 customers out of service from the storm. Here are the largest outages by community remaining from last night’s storm:


Orange County

Port Jervis – 4205

Deerpark - 1799

Minisink – 735

Highland Falls – 61

Warwick – 50

Wawayanda – 24


Sullivan County

Lumberland – 1770

Mamakating - 200


About O&R

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York. 


O&R’s Customers

O&R serves the following communities in New York: Airmont, Bloomingburg, Blooming Grove, Chester Town, Chester Village, Chestnut Ridge, Clarkstown, Crawford, Deerpark, Florida, Forestburgh, Goshen Town, Goshen Village, Grand View, Greenwood Lake, Greenville, Harriman, Haverstraw Town, Haverstraw Village, Highland Falls, Highlands, Hillburn, Kaser, Kiryas Joel, Lumberland, Mamakating, Middletown, Minisink, Monroe Town, Monroe Village, Montebello, Mount Hope, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Orangetown, Otisville, Palm Tree, Piermont, Pomona, Port Jervis, Ramapo, Sloatsburg, South Blooming Grove, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tuxedo Town, Tuxedo Park, Unionville, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, Wallkill, Warwick Town, Warwick Village, Washingtonville, Wawayanda, West Haverstraw, Woodbury, Woodbury Village, Wurtsboro. 


O&R, as Rockland Electric Company, serves the following communities in New Jersey:

Allendale, Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Franklin Lakes, Harrington Park, Mahwah, Haworth (part), Montague, Montvale, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan (part), Ramsey, Ringwood (part), Rivervale (part), Rockleigh, Saddle River (part), Upper Saddle River, Wantage (part), Vernon (part), West Milford (part), Wyckoff (part).