November 14, 2012
The New York City Housing Authority has successfully restored power to 100 percent of its 402 buildings affected by Hurricane Sandy. NYCHA continues to restore heat and hot water to developments currently without service due to the storm. During the past weeks NYCHA has returned power, heat and hot water to many buildings across the city and is working with the utility companies and other government agencies to restore these essential services to every NYCHA resident as quickly as possible.
- On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, because of actions we took, the lights came back on for 988 residents of 6 buildings in 3 NYCHA developments. That means that today, power has been restored to 100 percent of all buildings where it went out after Sandy.
- In addition, yesterday, we were able to get heat and hot water restored to 2,276 residents of 12 buildings. That means today that these services have been restored to 79 percent of all buildings that lost heat and hot water during the hurricane.
Below is the list of developments where we restored power or heat and hot water yesterday:
- Red Hook East - 1 out of 18 buildings housing 12 residents - power; 1 building housing 186 residents - heat
- Red Hook West - 2 out of 14 buildings housing 503 residents - power; 1 building housing 180 residents -- heat
- O'Dwyer Gardens - 3 buildings housing 473 residents - power
- Surfside Gardens - 1 building housing 257 residents- heat
- Redfern - 9 buildings housing 1,653 residents - heat fully restored
- After Sandy hit, there were 402 buildings without electricity housing approximately 79,000 residents.
- 402 buildings housing 79,320 residents have had their electricity restored.
HEAT AND HOT WATER
- After Sandy hit, there were 386 buildings housing approximately 77,000 residents without heat and hot water.
- We have restored heat and hot water to 305 buildings housing 6, 1074 residents.
- Currently there are 81 buildings throughout 11 developments affecting 15,743 residents without heat.
Developments without heat and hot water
- Carey Gardens - 4 buildings housing 1,642 residents
- Coney Island - 5 buildings housing 1,203 residents
- Coney Island I (Site 8) - 1 building housing 361 residents
- Coney Island I (Sites 4 and 5) - 2 buildings housing 1,075 residents
- O'Dwyer Gardens- 6 buildings housing 974 residents
- Surfside Gardens - 4 buildings housing 910 residents
- Red Hook East - 7 out of 18 buildings housing 623 residents
- Red Hook West - 13 buildings housing 3,026 residents
- Carleton Manor - 1 building housing 379 residents
- Hammel - 14 buildings housing 1,816 residents
- Ocean Bay Apartments (Bayside) - 24 buildings housing 3,734 residents
We are in the process of connecting and testing temporary boilers to bring heat and hot water back to the remaining buildings.
- After Sandy hit, there were 699 elevators out of service.
- As part of the storm preparation, we initially removed 397 elevators from service. All of these elevators were damaged by the storm. In addition, our assessment found another 297 elevators out of service due to impact of the storm.
- We have repaired and restored to service 632 elevators or 90% of the 699 elevators impacted by the storm.
Now that all our buildings have power, we're actively working to safely restore elevator service to the remaining buildings.
Over the last three days, and continuing until all buildings are complete, we dispatched over 100 crews from third-party janitorial companies (and 60 NYCHA crews from non-impacted areas ) to all impacted developments to remove garbage, clean stairwells and halls, and generally sanitize the buildings in an effort to return sanitary conditions back to normal. We expect to complete this initial effort today, with minimal follow-up on Thursday and Friday. We expect our caretaker crews to be able to manage the buildings as before Hurricane Sandy beginning on Monday.