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Some Sandy-Damaged Manhattan Office Buildings to Reopen Soon

Some Manhattan office buildings badly damaged by SuperStorm Sandy two weeks ago are coming back on line faster than even their owners predicted.One New York Plaza will allow the first group of its tenants to move back in next Monday, …

Delays in Power Restoration After Storm Anger N.Y., N.J. Residents

Utility companies in New York and New Jersey closed in on restoring power this past Sunday to the last of the 8.5 million customers who lost it during the superstorm two weeks ago and a subsequent nor’easter storm, but tens …

Nor’easter Brings New Power Outages for Sandy-Battered States

The nor’easter that stymied recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy pulled away from New York and New Jersey Thursday, leaving hundreds of thousands of new people in darkness after a blanket of thick, wet snow snapped storm-weakened trees and downed power …

Con Edison: 156,800 Customers in N.Y. Region Still Without Power

Consolidated Edison says power has been restored to more than 80 percent of its customers who were blacked out in the storm. The utility still had 156,800 customers without power at midday Monday. That included about 68,000 homes and businesses …

Insurers, Brokers Say Some Northeast Offices Still Closed Due to Sandy

Superstorm Sandy — and the widespread power outages and transport problems that followed — affected business operations of numerous companies in the Northeast, including those of insurers and brokers. Companies were turning to their business continuity planning (BCP) to continue …

Thunderstorms Cause Havoc, Power Outages in NYC Area

Thunderstorms that blew through the New York metropolitan area knocked down tress, power lines and caused some flight delays. Thousands of customers on Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties lost power during Wednesday night’s storms. Most of the power was …

Upstate N.Y. Power Outages Remain After Thunderstorm

More than 2,000 National Grid customers in northern New York remain without power after a severe thunderstorm knocked down trees and utility lines and damaged several buildings. The utility reported 16,000 homes and businesses in neighboring St. Lawrence and Franklin …

New Hampshire Communities Start Cleaning Up After Tuesday’s Storm

Some New Hampshire communities are cleaning up after a fast-moving thunderstorm downed trees and power lines. One of the harder-hit towns was Hopkinton. WMUR-TV reports over 40 percent of the town’s residents were without power at one point. That was …

Nearly 20,000 in Connecticut Lost Power in July 1 Storm, Company Says

Connecticut Light & Power has told state regulators that nearly 20,000 customers were without power on July 1 as strong winds and lightning brought down tree limbs. In a statement filed with the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on Monday, …

Conn. Utility to Spend $300M to Strengthen Its System Against Storms

Connecticut Light & Power has filed a plan with state regulators to spend $300 million over five years to strengthen its system against storms. The subsidiary of Northeast Utilities says it’s looking to upgrade systems that have performed poorly and …