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Oakland beach in Rye, N.Y. as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 29, 2012. (credit: Michelle Fraioli via Facebook)

Police: ‘Blackout Bandits’ Charged In Rye For Burglaries Following Sandy

Smith and Trully have been charges with six counts of burglary or attempted burglary in Rye, but police have linked them to a total of 35 robberies from Westchester to Connecticut since Sandy hit.

11/07/2012

A damaged home in Manhasset (credit: India Gray via Facebook)

LIPA Spokesman Estimates 90 Percent Restoration By Wednesday

Hervey said substations were badly corroded by the saltwater in the storm surge.

11/04/2012

A police car drives by a downed tree in Red Hook, Brooklyn, after Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage in the area. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Red Hook Residents Still Without Power, Heat

Buildings are darker than the darkest nights and the stench of garbage and rotted food lingers in the air.

11/04/2012

Downed wires in Cliffside Park as a result of Sandy (credit: Dev Zaveri)

Bergen County Residents Frustrated Power Still Has Not Been Restored

About a million people across New Jersey are still in the dark and cold, as power has not yet been restored.

11/04/2012

Monmouth Beach

Following Sandy, Gov. Christie Says It’s Now Time To Act And Rebuild Lives

Downed trees, utility poles and wires have tangled together in dangerous piles across the neighborhood. Transformers are down, wiping out power to thousands.

11/01/2012

Cell phone tower (file/credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cell Phone Outages ‘Could Get Worse’ As Company Offers Free Cell Charging Stations

One company is coming to the rescue in Manhattan, offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.

10/31/2012

Lower Manhattan without power (Jen Fowler/Facebook)

Officials: Power In Manhattan Will Return Friday Or Saturday

Power was coming back Wednesday afternoon to some areas toward the southernmost tip Lower Manhattan, but most residents and businesses below Midtown remained in the dark.

CBS New York–10/31/2012

Ambulances line up to evacuate patients from NYU Hospital after Sandy knocked out power on Oct. 29, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of Patients Safely Evacuated From NYU Medical Center; Research Reportedly Destroyed

EMTs from as far away as Florida and Texas are in New York helping out.

10/30/2012

Marlboro, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: CBS2 Viewer Michael Mollica)

Post-Irene JCP&L Innovations To Improve Communications, Prevent Power Loss

In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.

08/22/2012

Times Square is seen with no lights during the blackout - New York, NY - Aug 14, 2003 (credit: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Are We Still Vulnerable Nine Years After Northeast Blackout?

“A river of power outage refugees pouring over the Brooklyn Bridge,” WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported on August 14, 2003.

08/14/2012

Photo by Jenny Lubkin, CBSNewYork.com

Powerful Storms Bring Rain, Hail & Lightning To Heat-Smothered Tri-State

The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region

06/22/2012

Power Returns To Rockville Centre, Long Island After Earlier Outage

Approximately 10,000-15,000 people were impacted by the outage. A power feeder cable burned out, causing the disruption.

05/29/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

PSEG: 11,000 Customers In Newark Get Power Back Following Transformer Problem

11,000 customers in New Jersey’s largest city were without power because of a transformer problem. The power went out at about noon and came back at 3:52 p.m., PSEG confirmed.

05/06/2012

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

CL&P Has Rebate Fund For Customers Left Without Power After Nor’easter

As many as 200,000 of the more than 800,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without power following the freak October snowstorm were left in the dark for a week or more.

12/13/2011

Light Bulb (file / credit: clipart.com)

Power Being Restored To Greenwich, Stamford Area

Connecticut Light & Power is reporting customers in Greenwich and Stamford are being affected by a blackout, but most power is back online.

11/30/2011

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