Tropical Storm Irene
Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.
A Connecticut commuters’ group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use due to service cancellations, following numerous storms that knocked out rail service to and from New York City.
The five-year “System Resiliency Plan” proposed by Connecticut Light & Power focuses on three initiatives: tree trimming, use of coated thicker-gauge wire, and strengthening utility poles, cross-arms and other equipment.
Two-thirds of New Jersey residents were affected by Superstorm Sandy and about one in five of them had to leave their homes, a new poll has found.
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.
Malloy credits, in large part, the drills held over the summer for the response to Sandy.
At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.
“Our first priority is always safety, and the MTA is taking no chances with the safety of our customers, our employees and our equipment,” MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota said.
Frank Beyrodt, president of the Long Island Farm Bureau, said the right mix of rain and sunshine over the summer has produced a lot of big, healthy pumpkins.
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.
Some people still aren’t back in their homes and debris is still being cleared from the Passaic River.
State Senator Kip Bateman from Somerville said when drivers don’t follow the road closure signs, they put themselves and first responders at risk, while also diverting attention from the main incident. The bill sponsored by Bateman would increase the fine from $100 to $250 and may require drivers to pay for the cost of their rescue.
If you’re about to complain about your job, consider the plight of some workmen in Connecticut.
The Republican governor began his so-called “Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour” in Manasquan on Monday, bashing Democrats who he says are blocking tax cuts for homeowners.