Superstorm Sandy is being blamed for five confirmed deaths in New York State, including at least one in New York City in which a tree fell on a house in Queens.
“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
JCP&L crews worked all weekend long and through Monday night to clear the trees that had come crashing down in Freehold.
It’s been nearly 48 hours since powerful storms swept through parts of New Jersey Saturday leaving downed trees and toppled power lines in its wake.
The Tri-state area is drying out after a slow-moving coastal storm delivered much-needed rain to the region.
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.
Imagine the surprise in Mountainside when storm debris in the street was dumped on people’s lawns, with residents themselves responsible for removal.
Gov. Dannel Malloy asked for more shelters to be opened up across the state as residents deal with the outages.
New York City transit officials say they’ve finished an unprecedented shutdown of the nation’s biggest system of subways, buses and commuter rails.
The wicked weather over the weekend that brought strong winds and heavy rain left behind a major mess for Tri-State area residents Monday.
Firefighters from a number of surrounding towns were dispatched to help fight the blaze.
Some residents claim it is up to United Water to better maintain water levels at a nearby reservoir — especially during a bad storm. They say the excess water inevitably winds up on streets and in homes.
Tri-State residents woke up to plenty of damage thanks to Saturday night’s storm that toppled trees, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands.
Flooded rivers in the Tri-State Area forced road closures and evacuations from New Jersey to Westchester County on Friday, and residents were left waiting to see how bad the damage would be once the rivers crest.