No, Con Ed Isn’t Reimbursing You For Thrown Out Food

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Forget what you may have heard about Con Ed reimbursing you for the food you threw out when you lost power during Hurricane Sandy. Con Ed does allow customers to file a claim for spoiled food and medication, but it turns out this doesn’t apply to last week’s hurricane.

“Because the severe storm was beyond our control, Con Edison is not responsible for property damage or other losses,” the website states. This includes people who lost power due to the pre-emtive shutting off of electricity as opposed to the actual outage. The site continues to list the amounts you can get back (up to $450 for residential customers and $9,000 for commercial ones) and how to go about doing so, but reminds you “the information below does not apply to outages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.”