De Blasio Urges New Yorkers To Reduce Power Usage

The New York Daily News reports:

Mayor de Blasio pleaded for New Yorkers to reduce their power use on Wednesday afternoon as the city baked in temperatures approaching triple digits.

“We need people to take immediate action,” the mayor said in a news conference after the mercury spiked to 98 degrees at LaGuardia Airport, setting an all-time record for the date in June. “We have a real challenge on our hands.”

“Here’s the message to all New Yorkers: Immediately, immediately reduce the use of electricity in your home or in your business,” de Blasio said. “This is very serious stuff. We need to ensure that our electric supply is protected.”

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