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Meetings Planned in Connecticut Districts on October Storm Response

Connecticut lawmakers are planning public meetings in legislative districts to hear firsthand how communities were impacted by last month’s damaging windstorm that left more than 100,000 residents without power for multiple days. The General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee originally …

Massachusetts Family Still Without Power Poisoned by CO from Generator

A Massachusetts family still without power days after a violent wind and rain storm struck New England was taken to the hospital after carbon monoxide from an outside generator seeped into their home. Fire officials in Methuen, Mass., say a …

Hundreds of Utility Crews in Maine as Power Outages Continue

Hundreds of out-of-state utility crews are in Maine to help the state recover from a strong storm that pounded the Northeast and left about 1.5 million homes and businesses without power. Maine was one of the hardest hit states 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 …

About 10,000 Without Power in North Carolina After Storms

About 10,000 customers were without electricity in North Carolina yesterday after storms associated with Tropical Storm Nate moved across the state. Duke Energy reported the outages were worst on Monday in Macon and Polk counties in the western part of …

Report: Climate Change May Pose Threat to Nation’s Electric Grid

Climate change may pose a serious risk to the nation’s electric grid, according to a new report. The report was prepared by Johns Hopkins University with help from Swiss Re. “Lights out: The risks of climate and natural disaster related …

New York Subway Train Derails, Scaring Passengers and Injuring Dozens

A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems. …

No Joke: Snow Hits Northern New England on April Fools’ Day

People across northern New England woke up to a foot of heavy, wet snow on parts of the region Saturday and conducted weekend business as more fell throughout the day. The storm caused power outages and numerous highway accidents. By …

Advising Businesses on Business Interruption Insurance

With the recent late-winter storms that have hit the Northeast, many businesses could have suffered a loss of revenue they were not anticipating. If a business owner was impacted by this latest storm, chances are his or her company was …

Plunging Temperatures in Northeast Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of the …