New Jersey’s utility companies have been slammed in a new state report.
The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says certain state employees had no business getting the payments of up to $1,200.
Benefits under the federal “Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program” were opened up to Connecticut families after the storm. They could requesting and receive money to replace spoiled food and cover other expenses.
The state saw 60.7 inches of rain through the end of November. Tuesday’s storm helped eclipse the old record of 59.98 inches set in 1996.
Life does not magically return to normal after flood waters recede.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says toll revenue for the first 10 months of the year is more than $47 million below projections.
One official from Connecticut is reminding those in his state not to pay for services they didn’t get.
“Lets start thinking about what would it be like if there are more Irenes and let’s respond to that, and that’s the focus of this climate report,” said scientist Daniel Bader of Columbia University.
Northeast Utilities says Jeff Butler has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power, which has come under fire for its handling of power outages after last month’s snowstorm.
The co-chair of Gov. Dan Malloy’s panel examining the state’s power companies wants to know how much it would cost to harden the electrical system, even against a storm as strong as a category 3 hurricane.
An elderly Long Island Woman who lost power during Hurricane Irene is getting a one-two punch.
By the time it hit Connecticut, Irene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. But many Connecticut residents find themselves having to pay huge deductibles on their insurance claims.
“In truth, there’s quite a few smaller companies like ours that could have sent people, had they gotten paid,” said Carmen Campell, owner of the Michigan-based Campbell Electric.
Gov. Dannel Malloy asked for more shelters to be opened up across the state as residents deal with the outages.