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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 …

Swiss Re: Miami Is More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …

Nearly 6.9 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Total Reconstruction Cost Value is More Than $1.5 Trillion It’s no surprise that residential homes in the U.S. located along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are susceptible to damage from …

Tennessee Residents Hit by Powerful Weekend Storm Still Without Power

Officials asked for patience Wednesday from thousands of Memphis residents whose homes remained without power after a Memorial Day weekend storm lashed the Tennessee city with winds of up to 105 mph (170 kph). Antonio Parkinson and Joe Towns, two …

New Hampshire Governor Requests Disaster Assistance for March Storm

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration and provide federal emergency assistance for the blizzard and severe winter storm that happened in mid-March. Sununu said that eight of the state’s …

Six Months Later, Hurricane Flood Victims Still Recovering in Virginia

In the months since Hurricane Matthew, Dawn Sawyer has watched her 9-year-old, Sam, bite his nails down to “nubs.” She’s never seen him do that before. As Sam remembers it, he slept right through the storm. He knows the water …