Thousands of large Apple residents lost power just as the temperature reached its Sunday afternoon, according to energy providers.
Some 10,000 Con Edison customers swam it out without power from. 18.00 Sunday showed an outbreak card from the power company.
The figure was a fraction of it just an hour before, but turns in Brooklyn began to lose power immediately after 5pm. – when the heat index achieved a blistering 102, according to the National Weather Service, and the record measured 113 degrees in Times Square.
"Con Ed responds to outbreaks affecting around 4,500 customers worldwide. Biggest outbreaks are in Flushing and Richmond Hill in Queens; Park Slope, Flatbush and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn; and Lincoln Square in Manhattan," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted at 5:07 when the lights went out over Kings County.
"City agencies are working on them to restore the power of ASAP. Follow @NotifyNYC for restoration updates."
At 5:30 am there were 3,697 customers without power in Queens and 4,685 lacked electricity in Brooklyn. Manhattan went better with only 257 errors, while The Bronx had 11 and Staten Island had 31.
30 minutes later, Queens were at 4,085, Brooklyn had 4,787 without power, and The Bronx nailed to 1,359. Meanwhile, there were 188 interruptions in Manhattan and 94 on Staten Island at 18:00.
The alarm lights came as big Apple residents sucked down a record amount of juice on Sunday night, when the city set a new highlight for power consumption on weekends.
At some point in 4-5 pm, Con Ed pumped out 12 048 megawatts of electricity, and made a record 855 megawatts set between 3 pm and 4 pm August 13, 2016, a spokesman said. An average weekend load is 10,000 while weekdays can see 13,000 megawatts, while Manhattan's myriad offices flicker to life.
The use owed the heat wave – as the heat indexes 110 degrees – for overheating equipment that led to outbreaks and explained this demand can sometimes spike when people come home to the city on Sunday night.
Crews will work overnight to restore power, said Con Ed spokesman.
The power failures merged with last week's blackout, as some 73,000 customers lost power in Manhattan for several hours.