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Eversource Worker in Massachusetts Shocked with Nearly 7,500 Volts

A utility worker has been hospitalized after receiving an electric shock of nearly 7,500 volts while working at a Massachusetts substation. Sandwich Fire Chief John J. Burke said Tuesday the Eversource worker suffered both entry and exit wounds from the …

Massachusetts Governor to Seek Disaster Declaration for Cape Cod Tornado

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he’ll seek a federal disaster declaration to support cleanup and recovery efforts on Cape Cod after a tornado and high winds caused extensive damage and knocked out power to tens of thousands. The Republican on …

High Winds, Tornado Rip Off Cape Cod Hotel Roof, Lead to Power Outages

High winds and one radar-confirmed tornado ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season. A tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon, …

Eversource Seeks Rate Hike to Cover Storm Damage Costs in Connecticut

Connecticut’s largest electric utility has asked the state for permission to charge ratepayers for the more than $150 million it has spent to repair damage caused by five major storms over the past two years. Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross told …

Massachusetts Woman Sues Utility, Town After Child Hurt by Falling Branch

A Massachusetts woman whose 2-year-old child was injured when a tree branch fell on her SUV has filed a lawsuit alleging utility Eversource and the town of Southampton, Mass., knew of dangerous tree limbs yet didn’t cut them down. The …

Northern New England Storms Leave Many Without Power, Spark Tornado

More than 10,000 people were still without power Tuesday, a day after strong winds and rain from storms in northern New England sparked a tornado in New Hampshire and razed a historic barn in Vermont. Monday afternoon’s thunderstorms in New …

Slow Recovery from Latest Nor’easter, Third Storm Could Be on Tap

The sun came out across much of the Northeast on Friday as utilities tackled the arduous task of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of customers who lost electricity during the storm that hit the region this week, all with …

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Northeast, 300,000 Without Power

Severe weather pounded the Northeast region with powerful winds and drenching rains early Monday, leaving nearly 300,000 without power. Southern New England appeared to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight. Eversource reported more than 155,000 Connecticut customers were …

New Storm Forecast Center Pairs UConn, Electric Utility Company

Two days before Superstorm Sandy struck Connecticut in 2012, UConn scientists fed measurements from the storm and historical data from others into a computer model they developed and forecast where the most damage and power outages would occur. Their forecast …