Sandy Batters Eastern Coast of the Bronx

Throgs Neck, Pelham Bay and City Island neighborhoods along the eastern coast of the Bronx suffered the most damage when Hurricane Sandy hit Monday night. But residents in other areas of the Bronx also felt the effects of the storm, including Clason Point and Soundview. Among the most widely reported problems: fallen trees, power outages and property damage due to flooding.

An estimated 49,387 customers, or 11.6 percent of Bronx customers served by ConEdison, were without power as of 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, ConEdison reported on its storm center database. Citywide, 661,592 customers had no electricity, including nearly 40 percent of ConEd customers in Manhattan.

New York City public schools will remain closed for the third straight day on Wednesday. Subway service is expected to remain down for an unknown number of days, while the Metropolitan Transportation Agency tries to run as close to a full weekday bus service as possible on a fare-free basis Wednesday. For the latest transportation information, visit

To report downed power lines, outages or check service restoration status, visit or 1-800-752-6633. To report fallen trees, dial 311. View a list of emergency resources compiled by News 12 The Bronx here.


Hurricane Sandy Hits the Bronx

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Edith Canals, 60, heard the tree in the backyard of her O'Brien Avenue home collapse around 5 p.m. Monday, tearing down electrical wires on her street. She said the city told her it cannot remove the tree until ConEdison workers arrive to assess the damage. "I'm afraid of the metal fence," she said. "If that wire touches the fence, someone could get killed." (MARIANA IONOVA / The Bronx Ink)


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