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Hurricane Irene

Dam proposed at New Jersey reservation (Credit: CBS 2)

Community Torn Over Dam Proposal In New Jersey Reservation

Businesses and neighbors slammed by one flood after another welcome the dam proposal, while others say it will destroy the wildlife and the beauty of the park.

04/03/2014

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews based in St. Louis, Missouri trim trees entangled in power lines on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related Costs

Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.

02/27/2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announce storm rebuilding plan, Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo, VP Biden Unveil Federal Storm Response Plan To Shore Up NY’s Infrastructure

After being hit by Hurricanes Lee and Irene and superstorm Sandy — three so-called “once in a lifetime” weather events — and a total of nine presidentially-declared weather disasters in three years, Gov. Cuomo said he wants to make sure New York is “storm ready.”

01/07/2014

1938 hurricane damage in Mystic (credit: mysticseaport.org)

Expert Recounts ‘Unimaginable’ Great New England Hurricane Of 1938 In New Book

About 700 people died 75 years ago when the storm known variously as the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 or the Long Island Express began plowing up the Northeast coastline at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, 1938.

09/20/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In Storms

The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.

07/24/2013

Abandoned home in Manville, N.J. Many houses remain vacant following damage from 2011's Hurricane Irene. (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Town Still Partially Vacant From Hurricane Irene

Irene’s floodwaters heavily damaged so many properties that many homeowners stopped fighting with insurance companies and stopped paying their mortgages.

07/12/2013

Under the new parameters, New York City is divided into six flood zones, pulling in an additional 600,000 residents compared to the A, B and C zones that existed prior to Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: OEM)

New New York City Flood Zones Include 600,000 More Residents

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is still fine tuning what its response will be should another monster storm strike the region.

06/18/2013

A resident walks through floodwater on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene hit, in New York, Aug. 28, 2011.

Study: New York City Weather Will Get Much More Severe Over Next 3 Decades

If you thought Hurricane Sandy was bad the mayor’s office says conditions are ripe for far worse weather around here: like heat waves, droughts and coastal flooding.

06/10/2013

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Regulators Approve $300M CL&P Plan To Strengthen System

The five-year “System Resiliency Plan” proposed by Connecticut Light & Power focuses on three initiatives: tree trimming, use of coated thicker-gauge wire, and strengthening utility poles, cross-arms and other equipment.

01/16/2013

Debris in Rosedale, Queens Nov. 26, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens City Councilman Calls For Restoration Center, Assistance For Residents In Hard-Hit Area

In one neighborhood near John F. Kennedy International Airport, people were not told to evacuate before superstorm Sandy but the flood came anyway.

11/26/2012

Woman Displays Engagement Ring Found In Sandy Debris (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Woman Finds Engagement Ring Amid Debris Left Behind By Sandy

The woman said finding her engagement ring was one piece of good news in what had been a very trying year.

11/11/2012

Sand being moved to Beach 90th Street in the Rockaways. (credit: Carol D'Auria, 1010 WINS)

Rockaways Residents Glad To See Sand Moved From ‘Fornication Hill’ To Beach 90th Street

Every since Hurricane Irene, there has been just a narrow strip of sand at Beach 90th so Parks Administrator Jill Weber said it’s finally being fixed. Residents on Beach 121st Street are happy to see it go.

09/11/2012

Irene's damage on Seven Lakes Drive is seen from Chopper 880 - Sloatsburg, NY - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Sloatsburg Residents Proud Of Response To Irene, One Year Later

The Rockland County village of Sloatsburg, like most of the Tri-State Area, was not spared the damaging force of Tropical Storm Irene one year ago. But you won’t catch its residents complaining about it.

08/29/2012

Items destroyed by Irene - Suffern, NY - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Suffern Still Suffers From Irene, One Year Later

It was one year ago today that Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the Tri-State Area with incredibly destructive rain and many communities are still not back to normal.

08/28/2012

Alex Denis - Hurricane Proof Your Home

Mobile Couch: Preparing Your Home For Dangerous Weather

TV 10-55′s Alex Denis spoke to some experts to learn about the proper precautions necesarry when prepping your house or apartment building from wind, rain and other dangerous elements of Mother Nature.

08/28/2012

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