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.
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.”
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.
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.
Irene’s floodwaters heavily damaged so many properties that many homeowners stopped fighting with insurance companies and stopped paying their mortgages.
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.
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.
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.
In one neighborhood near John F. Kennedy International Airport, people were not told to evacuate before superstorm Sandy but the flood came anyway.
The woman said finding her engagement ring was one piece of good news in what had been a very trying year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tinga Taqueria in Millburn, NJ was devastated by Irene one year ago. After nearly one year, they are reopened and better than ever! Check out this recipe for their blackened catfish tacos.