Thousands of customers had no electricity on Sunday, as a heatwave led to sporadic outages and an increase in hospital visits.
Almost 6,000 customers had no electricity at 19:30. According to PSEG Long Island, Sunday was the end of about 2,000 electroless crew members who had closed on Saturday.
More than 600 crew members worked on the Sunday night outages, said PSEG LI spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler.
We're at the peak right now, but we've been able to keep track of downtime as they occur, "Flagler said, adding that there was" little catching up to do. "
A default card showed that some Customers were expected to be restored on Monday at 3 am, though Flagler said the electricity could be back earlier than expected.
Earlier on Sunday, the utility had estimated that the power supply would be restored at 1
With a maximum of 95 degrees on Sunday and a heat index value of up to 110 in terms of humidity, the National Weather Service expects an excessive heat warning until 8:00 pm.
The weather service warned that the extreme heat would quickly cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke among vulnerable people that can not stay cool.
The symptoms of a heat exhaustion include cool, damp skin with goose bumps when exposed to heat, heavy sweating, fainting, dizziness, fatigue, weak, fast pulse, low blood pressure, pressure, muscle cramps, nausea and headaches are more serious than the Mayo Clinic heat exhaustion. Symptoms may include high body temperature, confusion, speech impairment, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma, sweating, nausea and vomiting, reddened skin, rapid breathing, palpitations and headaches, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Hospitals experienced an increase in heat-related patients over the weekend. according to Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
"We treated an increased number of patients with heat-related ailments yesterday [syncope, fatigue, dehydration]," Dr. Christopher Raio, chair of emergency medicine at the Rockville Center-based agency. "Some work outside, others even on the beach, and a few elderly people who do not have air conditioning at home. We expect the same thing today.
Stony Brook University Hospital had a visit to the heat-related emergency room Saturday, spokeswoman Kali Chan said.
Diane O & # 39; s Northwell spokeswoman Donnell said on Sunday: "So far, we had 30 patients. Yesterday, eight people came to Long Island for heat related complaints to our EDs.
While the temperature rises until the mid-'90s, even the low temperatures are high.
According to the National Weather Service, the low on Saturday night was 78 degrees, a record high, which was associated with the record high of July 20, 2013 A weather service spokesman said that the temperature has been measured several times since 2013.
George Gorman, Regional Director for Long Island The State Parks, Recreation and Preservation Bureau said the state parks and beaches were overcrowded on Saturday but they did not reach the capacity and he expected the same for Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Nassau County also said his beaches were under-capacity.