Several shoreline communities in Connecticut took a big hit from superstorm Sandy and Gov. Dan Malloy says that, to date, the financial tally is about $360 million. But that is likely to rise significantly.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency “in every county in the state” and activated the emergency crews to monitor Sandy as it worked its way north.
With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, residents of the nation’s most densely populated corridor contemplated whether to heed dire warnings of torrential rain, high winds and up to 2 feet of snow.
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.
In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.
We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. The number 1 story has a name, and she sure left her mark.
“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.
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.
A flash flood watch is in effect for the area through Tuesday afternoon. AccuWeather Meteorologist Carl Erickson said that steadier rain would start moving into the area early Tuesday morning.
It’s music to the ears of commuters across New Jersey: Most rail service will be restored Tuesday, according to a press release from NJ Transit.
The massive storm dumped rain, flooded streets and created dangerous storm surges along parts of the Long Island coast.
As Hurricane Irene bears down on the Eastern seaboard sports officials are scrambling to reschedule events.
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