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Staten Island QuikStart power program expanded

NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials on Staten Island say a power restoration program called QuikStart is being expanded to hundreds of homes after a successful test run.

More than 80 residents had their power restored Monday in a single morning.

A team of electricians walked house to house with Con Edison staff. The electricians conducted evaluations and provided certification, paving the way for the utility to re-power the homes.

The Tunnel to Towers Hurricane Relief Fund is underwriting the cost of the evaluations.

The QuikStart program will be in place for several weeks.

The program does not repair damaged wiring, if it's found.

The results were announced by Borough President James P. Molinaro and City Council members James S. Oddo and Vincent Ignizio.