NEW YORK – After the most devastating natural disaster to hit the state, returning power to Lower Manhattan has allowed thousands of residents to finally charge their iPhone.
It’s thought as many as 10,000 iPhones, Android and Windows phones were lost to low battery status on the first day of the storm, and the number continued to rise at an alarming rate.
The Federal Statistical Office said they would know how many Blackberry users were affected once they could find enough people who would admit they owned Blackberrys.
Storm is over
Sandy-related power cuts affected millions of customers and the devastating scenes saw many locals wandering flooded streets in search of a working power outlet or USB socket.
Those affected by the super storm called it the worst disaster since leaving their phone in the back of a cab that one time.
With no working phones nearby, entire neighbourhoods were forced to communicate face to face for “unrealistic” lengths of time.
Reports says several families long ran out of talking points and had been struggling maintain conversation while awaiting the return of power to continue ignoring each other while downloading updates to Angry Birds.
After days of no service, cheering people took to the streets and began download 99 cent apps for no reason.
Sarah Folks, from the Lower East Side, described the lost feeling “everyone is going through right now” and addicted she was not sure how long the community could survive without access to free downloadable games.
“Oh it was bedlam here,” she said after going five days without updated her Facebook. “A lot of people tried to take matters into their own hands and started hooking their iPhones to potatoes.”
“Some of us were down to 10% battery before the power came back on. I don’t know what we would have done if the outage went on any longer,” she said tearfully.
Despite the joy felt over the returning power, the state confirmed it would seek to take action against electricity companies for their slow response.
Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to hold Con Ed and others to account for their failings resulting in “me losing three different games of Words With Friends.”