New Yorkers Grapple With 'Charge-pocalypse'By
For the device-dependent, the most frightening thing about a blackout is having to unplug: no e-mail, no texts, no social media, no Words With Friends. On Tuesday morning, about 780,000 Con Ed customers in New York City, including 250,000 in Manhattan, did not have electricity, according to the utility company. By 5 p.m., news reports indicated that lower Manhattan could face up to four days without power.
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