Days after Isaias, Hudson Valley homeowners cope with outage woes

Isaias may have passed, but people in Westchester and the Hudson Valley are still weathering the storm due to power outages.

News 12 Staff

Aug 8, 2020, 3:37 PM

Updated 1,390 days ago

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Tens of thousands of people across Westchester and the Hudson Valley are still without power since Tropical Storm Isaias struck earlier this week.
As of late Saturday afternoon, there were about 49,000 customers without power in Westchester; 5,700 in Dutchess; more than 4,000 in Putnam; 3,700 in Rockland; and just under 3,000 in Orange County.

But some damage goes beyond the utility companies' responsibility -- it some cases, it could be up to the homeowner.
News 12 spoke with Greg Romano, a Scarsdale electrician with Electrical Systems Integrators. He has been flooded with calls from homeowners who are in need of generators and other services as power outages continue in the area.
Romano says a common problem is damage that is not the power company's responsibility that needs to be fixed before power can be restored.
“If you see your meter damaged or the wires attached to the side of your house hanging, that’s going to be on you," he says."And you need to call somebody like me.. any electrician and get them out as soon as possible.. because you’re not going to get your power back on."
The company has also been helping homeowners get generators working. He expects to be busy helping families into next week.
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