When I hear warnings of the possibility of a major storm…one the likes of being compared to the “perfect storm” of 1991…I hope for the best but get ready for the worst.
Last time out, with Irene, I went out to get a battery powered sump pump and tried to hook it up…alas to no avail...
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has eliminated unnecessary red tape that will allow towns to get money quicker from FEMA for repairs or replacements of public infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Irene last year.
Hurricane Irene and its remnants raked the Caribbean, the eastern U.S. and Canada for more than a week a year ago. Though it never hit the U.S. as anything stronger than a minimal hurricane, it killed at least 67 people in all and ranks as the costliest Category 1 storm on record since at least 1980. It caused an estimated $15.8 billion in total damage.
A year after Hurricane Irene knocked out power to millions across the Northeast, utilities and regulators are still sparring over how to divide repair and restoration costs between ratepayers and utilities.