Hurricane Irene

Community Torn Over Dam Proposal In New Jersey ReservationBusinesses 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.
Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related CostsJersey 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.
Cuomo, VP Biden Unveil Federal Storm Response Plan To Shore Up NY's InfrastructureAfter 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."
Expert Recounts 'Unimaginable' Great New England Hurricane Of 1938 In New BookAbout 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.
Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In StormsThe 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.
N.J. Town Still Partially Vacant From Hurricane IreneIrene's floodwaters heavily damaged so many properties that many homeowners stopped fighting with insurance companies and stopped paying their mortgages.
New New York City Flood Zones Include 600,000 More ResidentsAs a result of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is still fine tuning what its response will be should another monster storm strike the region.
Study: New York City Weather Will Get Much More Severe Over Next 3 DecadesIf 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.
Regulators Approve $300M CL&P Plan To Strengthen SystemThe 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.
Queens City Councilman Calls For Restoration Center, Assistance For Residents In Hard-Hit AreaIn one neighborhood near John F. Kennedy International Airport, people were not told to evacuate before superstorm Sandy but the flood came anyway.
Suffolk County Woman Finds Engagement Ring Amid Debris Left Behind By SandyThe woman said finding her engagement ring was one piece of good news in what had been a very trying year.
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.
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