Tropical Storm Irene

Storm damage in southern New Jersey. (credit: CBS 2)

Hefty Storm Damage Leaves Thousands In Southern Jersey Still Without Power

The storms left behind a path of destruction in Atlantic and Cumberland counties. The damage is estimated to be worse than that caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

07/02/2012

Children run near low-lying fog on the beach at Coney Island. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Irene Boosted Beach Closings In NJ, NY Last Year

The report, using government data, found that in New York and New Jersey, there were 1,972 days when beaches were closed or advisories issued to the public, compared to 1,065 in 2010.

06/27/2012

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

Conn. A.G. Wants Utilities To Pay For Failed Response To Irene, Halloween Storm

Connecticut’s Attorney General wants the state’s two major utilities to pay for what he called a failure to plan for and adequately respond to last year’s major storms.

06/11/2012

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC OEM: Get Ready For Hurricane Season

The city’s Office of Emergency Management has a new edition of its Ready New York hurricane guide that includes tips on how to prepare for any emergency as well as how to secure your home before a storm hits and how to develop a hurricane disaster plan.

05/29/2012

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Red Cross Recommends Getting Ready For A Hurricane

Last year, the Tri-State Area couldn’t avoid the wrath of hurricane season. So, this year, it’s recommended that you get prepared, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

05/27/2012

Franklin Inn - Franklin Township, NJ (credit: Preservation New Jersey)

Preservation New Jersey Lists State’s Most Endangered Historic Places

Some of New Jersey’s historic sites are on the verge of withering away. So a group has come up with a list to draw attention to them, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

05/17/2012

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

To Fight Outages, CL&P Steps Up Tree Trimming Effort

After last year’s severe weather brought down many trees, which took down many power lines, Connecticut Light & Power has stepped up its tree trimming efforts, but not everyone is on board.

04/10/2012

Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Department of Defense)

Gov. Malloy Seeks New Standards For Utilities In Wake Of Storms

Gov. Dan Malloy believes setting benchmarks for Connecticut utilities will improve their response to storms.

01/11/2012

A damaged utility line is seen following the feak snowstorm - West Hartford, CT - Nov 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Two Storm Panel Recommendations Include Tree Removal Fund

It took more than a week for some in Connecticut to get their power back after Irene and the freak October snowstorm. In many cases, it was because of so many downed trees.

01/10/2012

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

Connecticut Two Storm Panel Hands Down Recommendations

The ‘Two Storm Panel’ called upon by Gov. Dan Malloy to investigate the response to both Irene and the freak Halloween weekend snowstorm has handed down its recommendations.

01/09/2012

Rains and the cresting of nearby waters caused flooding in front of the Hi-Tech auto shop at Farmingdale Rd., and Pompton Plains circle on August 29, 2011 in Wayne, New Jersey. (credit:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Authorities Conduct N.J. Repair Sting After Tropical Storm Irene

Back in August, Tropical Storm Irene left thousands of homes across the Garden State flooded and mold-infested. But in addition to the damage, homeowners had to contend with unregistered contractors.

01/04/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Post-Irene Sting Operation Nabs 12 Unregistered Home Repair Contractors

A home repair sting staged after Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in charges against a dozen unregistered contractors in New Jersey.

01/04/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 1 – Irene

We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. The number 1 story has a name, and she sure left her mark.

12/30/2011

Irene's aftermath - West Nyack, NY (file / credit: West Nyack Fire Department)

Rockland, NYC Residents Can Get Tax Break With Post-Storm Reassessment

Homeowners who experienced catastrophic damage by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee may soon have new recourse.

12/28/2011

A damaged utility line is seen following the feak snowstorm - West Hartford, CT - Nov 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

CL&P Develops Plan To Boost Reliability In Wake Of Irene, Nor’easter Disasters

After disastrous power outages following Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm, and with a new president at the helm, Connecticut Light & Power has unveiled a plan to boost the reliability of its electrical grid.

12/15/2011

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