Last evening a damaging rainstorm brought hard rain and wind, enough to leave many without power in Chenango Delaware, and Otsego Counties according to NYSEG.  Thousands of residents are still without power this morning and crews are out working hard to restore power to homes and businesses as quickly as possible.

Park Ave., Oneonta via TSM Oneonta
Park Ave., Oneonta via TSM Oneonta
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As of 8:15 a.m. this morning, there were 23,750 customers in Chenango County without power. Most of those without power are in the Norwich and Oxford areas. In Delaware County, 28,442 customers are without power and most of them are in the towns of Sidney, Hancock, and Middletown. In Otsego County, there are 25,451 residents without power, with well over 8000 customers in the City and Town of Oneonta powerless, and other areas in the county hardest hit are Milford and Unadilla.

Broken utility pole on Chestnut St., next to Nick's Diner (photo via NYSEG)
Broken utility pole on Chestnut St., next to Nick's Diner (photo via NYSEG)
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It's important to report a power outage to your utility company and if that's NYSEG, which you can do online with your cell phone, just click here. If you report online, you can find out the estimated power restoration time for your specific location which gets displayed once you enter your phone or account number. You can also report a power outage by calling 800-572-1131.

Keep that information handy because the National Weather Service of Binghamton is calling for rain this morning before 10:00 am and the chance of rain lessening as the day moves on. Fortunately, this storm system brought some cooler temperatures with it. The high today is expected to be only in the upper 70s, a welcome change from the recent high temps.

To get the latest information on outages visit NYSEG.com.

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