Orange & Rockland
Two survivors of Tuesday’s explosion at the Christian college in Rockland County have spoken out about their experience and the lingering trauma of the incident.
The explosion happened just before noon at a building known as the Sky Island Lodge on South Highland Avenue.
At its height, millions of people across the Tri-State area were left without electricity in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
Many in New Jersey still don’t have power nearly a week after Sandy struck, but that doesn’t mean their next door neighbors are in the dark.
More than 4 million customers served by Con Edison, LIPA, PSEG, JCP&L, Connecticut Light and Power, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG were without power as of late Tuesday night.
It was dicey driving through the northern suburbs Tuesday morning. But in both Rockland and Westchester, Sandy has proven deadly.
s Superstorm Sandy raged, nearly 2.7 million customers in the New York City metro area were without power Monday night – a number nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Chicago.
The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.
PSE&G thanked customers for their patience as they work to completely restore power. Meanwhile, JCP&L says it should be able to get everyone back on line by Friday night.
“If they told you in the beginning it won’t be until Friday, then you know it won’t be until Friday,” Ray Popkin, of Livingston, said.
New City homeowners Joe Bricks and Kirk Reilly were explaining the misery of living on generator power to WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond, when suddenly the power came back.
Susan and Martin Sher of New City are among those on their fifth day without power. There are no utility trucks in their neighborhood, just one orange cone near some downed wires.
When will your power be restored? We have the latest information inside.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York after Tropical Storm Irene, freeing up federal recovery funds.