storm damage News

Utility Crews Restoring Power Across Virginia After Michael

Utility crews will be working throughout the weekend to restore power to Virginia customers affected by Tropical Storm Michael. Dominion Energy said in an outage update Saturday morning that more than 6,000 personnel were working to get power back up …

Connecticut Flooding Washes Away Roads, Forces Rescues, School Closures

Connecticut was cleaning up after a storm dumped more than eight inches of rain on parts of the state, causing floods that washed away roads and bridges and trapped people in their vehicles. Schools in East Haddam and Lebanon were …

Dozens of Structures Damaged in Post-Hurricane Florence Storm in Virginia

Officials say more than 70 buildings have been damaged or destroyed during a storm that spawned at least 10 tornadoes in Virginia from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Chesterfield County was hit hardest Sept. 17, with …

Vermont Electric Co-Op Gets $1.7M for Storm Damage Repair

The Vermont Electric Co-Operative is getting a federal grant to help repair 54 transformers and nearly 2,900 miles of transmission and line poles damaged by a severe storm and flooding last October. The $1.7 million grant from the Federal Emergency …

Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding

Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …

Vermont to Hold Briefings for Those Interested in Storm Help

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is going to be holding briefings for municipalities and others interested in applying for federal disaster assistance to help pay for repairs made following storms May 4-5. Attendance is mandatory for any municipalities or …

Maine to Get More Than $1M in FEMA Aid for Severe Fall Storm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has obligated more than $1 million in assistance to Maine stemming from a severe storm and flooding last fall. The agency says the storm impacted 13 of the state’s 16 counties. It hit …

Five Vermont Counties Get Disaster Declarations for May Storms

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for five Vermont counties that were damaged during severe storms in early May. Republican Gov. Phil Scott says that a preliminary damage assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified almost $1.3 …

Pennsylvania Flash Flooding Leads to Evacuations, Amusement Park Closing

Heavy downpours soaked parts of central Pennsylvania, causing evacuations and forcing an amusement park to close for the second time this week. Hersheypark announced it would be closed Wednesday. The park closed Monday after heavy rain and flash flooding caused …