COUNCILMAN DONOVAN RICHARDS ON OCEAN BAY HOUSES CRISIS. 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORKOFFICE OF COUNCILMAN

DONOVAN RICHARDS

DISTRICT 31
For Immediate Release – January 9, 2017

Contact: Jordan Gibbons

(631) 748-2389, jgibbons@council.nyc.gov

Council Member Richards Releases Update on Power/Heat/Water Outages at Ocean Bay Houses in Edgemere

Edgemere – Early this morning, Ocean Bay Houses (Bayside) reported mass heat and water outages due to salt water corrosion in the primary feed line for the NYCHA development.

All apartments on the bayside of have no water or heat at this time and the Wavecrest management office is also without power. Seniors living in the building with no electric have personal generators for medical use.

As of 4:30 p.m., generators are on the way to restore some power to the buildings and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island has informed Council Member Richards’ office that the estimated time for full power to be restored is 8 p.m. this evening.

Stop and Shop and Wavecrest Management have donated 130 cases of water that is being given out at the management office. Council Member Richards’ office has been on the scene providing assistance along with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, Wavecrest and the NYPD’s 101st community affairs units.

For additional assistance, contact Council Member Richards’ Far Rockaway office at (718) 471-7014.

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