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Gale-Force Winds, Rain and Snow Lash Much of Northeastern U.S.

Gale-force winds lashed much of the northeastern U.S. on Monday, prompting tornado watches and flash-flood warnings. “Hold on to your hats!” the National Weather Service in Boston tweeted as gusts exceeding 50 mph and heavy rainfall bore down on a …

$166M in Fines Recommended for PG&E Over California Outages

California regulators are being asked to fine Pacific Gas & Electric nearly $166 million for failing to properly inform customers before it cut power to millions of people last year. The sweeping outages without proper notification were “a major public …

Connecticut AG Wants Reimbursements for Poor Response to Power Outage

Connecticut’s attorney general asked regulators Wednesday to order reimbursements for utility customers who lost food and medicine during August’s dayslong power outage in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Attorney General William Tong spoke as the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority …

Conn. Offers Coverage Guidance Due to Power Outages After Tropical Storm Isaias

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais are reminding policyholders to review their homeowners insurance policies to understand their coverage for property damage due to loss of power as the …

Weather Service Probes Damage in New Jersey to Determine if Tornado Hit

National Weather Service officials on Thursday were trying to determine if a tornado touched down as a severe thunderstorm moved across a portion of New Jersey. Heavy rain and powerful winds sent residents scrambling in the Lincroft section of Middletown …

Lamont Calls for Investigation of Utilities’ Storm Response in Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont called for an investigation of the state’s two largest electric utility companies Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state. Lamont asked the Connecticut …

Storm Kills Three, Rips Roof Off Apartment Building in Pennsylvania

A brief but severe storm killed three people in southeastern Pennsylvania and ripped the roof off a seven-story apartment building, authorities said. Montgomery County officials said the three fatalities occurred in separate incidents during Wednesday’s noontime storm, two in Lower …

Thousands Without Power After Storms Roar Through Pennsylvania

Thousands of utility customers across Pennsylvania were without power early Wednesday after severe thunderstorms roared through the state, knocking down trees and utility lines and possibly spawning a tornado. The storms containing heavy rains, hail, lightning and strong winds hit …

Fire Torches Several Buildings in New Jersey

A large fire that started in an apartment building under construction spread to several other buildings late Sunday in a downtown district, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Bound Brook, N.J., broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at …

Wildfire Crisis is Roiling California’s Insurance Market

Lauris Bye, a homebuilding industry veteran who moved to Southern California’s wildfire-prone hills decades ago, felt confident about the newly built house he was buying about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It had safety features tucked into the …