A final decision on whether to cut power to Lower Manhattan due to storm surges has not been reached, said New York power utility Consolidated Edison, or Con-Ed, said Sunday, but flooding in the area appeared to be less severe than expected.

Any decision to cut power pre-emptively to Lower Manhattan could still be made in he coming hours, but flooding there is not looking as bad as some expected, said spokesman Chris Olert.

Con-Ed, which supplies power to more than 3 million homes and business in New York City, and more than 8 million residents, said 95,000 customers has experiences power cuts so far in the city and nearby Westchester County, Reuters reported. So far, only one customer in Manhattan was affected.