FILE - This Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 file photo shows Consolidated Edision 

FILE - This Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 file photo shows Consolidated Edision partially submerged on 14th Street near the ConEd power plant in New York. After a gigantic wall of water defied elaborate planning and swamped underground electrical equipment at a Consolidated Edison substation in Manhattan's East Village, about 250,000 lower Manhattan customers were left without power. Con Ed says it is eyeing possible reconstruction of electrical substations that sit in flood zones, although a complete overhaul would be costly: Maybe as much as $800 million. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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FILE - This Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 file photo shows Consolidated Edision partially submerged on 14th Street near the ConEd power plant in New York. After a gigantic wall of water defied elaborate planning and swamped underground electrical equipment at a Consolidated Edison substation in Manhattan's East Village, about 250,000 lower Manhattan customers were left without power. Con Ed says it is eyeing possible reconstruction of electrical substations that sit in flood zones, although a complete overhaul would be costly: Maybe as much as $800 million. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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