That's right, fire him because I don't blame the thousands of Con Ed front line workers who toiled long hours and dangerous working conditions in restoring service to thousands of homes in Westchester County in NY State who had no power from the March 2 and 6 winter storms, I blame McAvoy for his incompetence in handling the crisis with broken promises on Con Edison's timeline, wrong information sent out to workers, lies in social media (especially on Twitter) and a malfunction in their communication systems. Over 100K customers (and their families) lost power from these two storms, Riley and Quinn (a Scandal TV reference??). Heck, even the Con Edison website went down on Sunday 3/11.
Con Edison is working to address a technical issue that has caused https://t.co/zoRQEpjm3K and the outage map to be temporarily out of service. Please try again later. We greatly regret this inconvenience.~ DG— Con Edison (@ConEdison) March 11, 2018
Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano both called for McAvoy's head on a silver platter but what I don't understand is that why did Latimer wait until Sunday 3/4 to declare a county-wide state of emergency? That was 48 hours after the first storm, Riley. Towns in Upper Westchester, especially Cortlandt, Peekskill (city), Yorktown Heights and Briarcliff Manor had over 1,000 outages each.
Here are some good tweets from angry Westchester County residents, including one from Ossining Police Chief, Kevin Sylvester.
@ConEdison It is heinous that there are customers without power since March 2! No more excuses! Your apologies are meaningless! #fireMcAvoy @GeorgeLatimer37 @NYGovCuomo @SteveOtis91 @NBCNews @ABC7NY @FoxNews @CNN @CBSNews— Beth Wexler (@bethwexler) March 11, 2018
UPDATE from @ConEdison customer service...they sent the wrong crew to our location AGAIN!!! That makes twice; 8th day without power and they still have never said the word “sorry”! Tuesday deadline - MISSED, Thursday deadline - MISSED, Friday deadline - ???? We know the answer.— Denver Brown (@DenverBrown78) March 9, 2018
Just found the @ConEdison worker doing ANOTHER assessment of a job that hasn’t changed in 8 days. 12:20 and we can’t find the ONE crew assigned to us. 54 houses could be back up and running w just a little help. Make it happen, ConEd!— Kevin Sylvester (@OssiningPDChief) March 9, 2018
VIDEO. Her power's been out for a week, but Melissa Krochek learned today Con Ed had indicated her Scarsdale neighborhood had no outages. Clayton Rd is closed because of the downed wires. @wcbs880 pic.twitter.com/dC8me6tFle— Peter Haskell (@peterhaskell880) March 8, 2018
@KUBRAway @ConEdison Something wacky with your ifactor outage map or are there really NO crews ONSITE anywhere in NY? https://t.co/XZprPkGfxD— Mike Wiley (@NYCSpatial) March 8, 2018
When NY State Assembly Member Terrance Murphy (Yorktown) has no power to his office AND his residence, you know Con Edison must be this bad in responding:
Both my District Office and house remain without power. Please contact my satellite office in Putnam County at... https://t.co/NovoxUqkpP— Terrence Murphy (@vote4murphy) March 5, 2018
The so-called Con Edison outage map had no areas where crew is on-site - - locations where power was restored but was actually false information. Crews were sent to wrong locations, and even the Westchester county summary was missing at one point.
We are trying to provide updates as soon as they become available. We were aware of an issue with our outage map providing outdated information which has since been fixed. ~JNP— Con Edison (@ConEdison) March 10, 2018
I guess @ConEdison has given up even listing #westchester as an option on the Outage Summary. #Riley @NYGovCuomo @SenSchumer @lohud pic.twitter.com/jHXJsryerq— Ben Greenzweig 🌎 (@BGreenzweig) March 7, 2018
Con Edison on Twitter lied to customers about filing a claim for food and medication spoilage. This is one of their tweets to their disgruntled followers.:
Good evening, you are welcome to submit a claim for any damage/losses you have suffered. Our Claims Department will review all claims and they are handled on a case by case basis. We apologize for any inconvenience. ~AML— Con Edison (@ConEdison) March 9, 2018
But wait, claims will not be paid for long term power outages due to storms.
And McAvoy admitted that his communication systems were not working during the storm outages - what a moron. All while Lockwood and Palmer Aves, (both near the Saw Mill River Parkway) in Yonkers were closed for days due to downed trees and power lines. McAvoy said that he has no intention on resigning but seriously - - he need to go - - fast