Power was restored on Sunday morning in a residential complex in Brooklyn, where nearly four dozen buildings and thousands of people lost power for a few hours.
Officials of the Brooksville Company, the owner of the complex, said the power supply was restored Residential homes in Spring Creek Towers, also known as Starrett City, around 10 pm. Electricity Stopped Shortly Before 5 AM
More than 100 city firefighters responded to the site in East New York after all 46 buildings had gone dark
City Police said a 56-year-old woman was found dead in the compound. Officials said she had died due to a malfunction of her ventilator that was not related to the power failure.
Five other people reported minor injuries following the power outage. Three of them refused medical treatment, while two of them were examined in local hospitals.
Local elected officials said this was not the first time power had run out
The Brooksville Company bought Spring Creek Towers in May. Officials said the company has invested more than $ 40 million in the power plant and the first phases of the overhaul, which is scheduled to start in September. Officials say the system will eventually have permanent backup generators.