Christie said he expects to have a dollar estimate on total loss in the next day or two. But the governor said he expects the combined damage in New York and New Jersey will be second only to the huge monetary cost of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
A crew was out front Monday working to get a temporary boiler up and running to finally get the residents heat.
LIPA also had a change of heart about the inspection they told residents would have to undergo before they could get power, but the big move was not enough to end the outrage.
Power had just been restored on the North Shore of Long Island when the nor’easter knocked it out all over again Wednesday night.
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.
Hervey said substations were badly corroded by the saltwater in the storm surge.
Buildings are darker than the darkest nights and the stench of garbage and rotted food lingers in the air.
About a million people across New Jersey are still in the dark and cold, as power has not yet been restored.
Downed trees, utility poles and wires have tangled together in dangerous piles across the neighborhood. Transformers are down, wiping out power to thousands.
One company is coming to the rescue in Manhattan, offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.
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.
EMTs from as far away as Florida and Texas are in New York helping out.
In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.
“A river of power outage refugees pouring over the Brooklyn Bridge,” WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported on August 14, 2003.
The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region