Friday, November 2, 2012
Once restoration is complete in Massachusetts, NSTAR crews will head south to assist crews from the company’s sister utility Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). These crews will remain in Connecticut until all customers are restored.
Since Sandy impacted the region on Monday, NSTAR crews have restored power to nearly 400-thousand customers and efforts are continuing to repair the damage currently affecting the remaining customers. “As our crews remain intensely focused on the remaining damage and outages caused by Sandy, we want to commend all of our NSTAR workers and contractors on their outstanding work,” said Werner Schweiger, President of NSTAR Electric. “We expect a lot from everyone involved in our restoration efforts because our customers deserve nothing less, and our workers were up to the task.” Throughout NSTAR’s response, local emergency officials have had unprecedented access to information specific to their communities through new web-based tools and an …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For much of the past week, Hurricane Sandy dominated the region's media coverage. Now that the storm is largely behind us, the question is - was it over hyped?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on New England. Throughout the day, residents of Dedham and elsewhere endured high winds and power outages and in some cases, downed trees and wires. But with that said - was the media attention to this major weather event right on the money or was it all a bunch of overkill? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy causing flooding issues throughout Dedham.
Earlier in the day there were close to 200 homes that didn't have power. However, NSTAR acted swiftly to the issue and that number was brought down to 73 as of 3:40 p.m. But that number is now creeping up to 110 homes without power (4:34 p.m.). Now there are several streets that are experiencing flooding. And between 25- 28 reports involving trees and wries being town down, according to the Town Administrator's office. Flooding has been reported at the following locations 395 Providence Highway (rotary) 103 Pine St. 290 Cedar St. 118 Cedar St. East Street at railroad bridge East & Harris Street Cedar and Dartmouth 235 Curve St. 50 Bridge St. Whiting ave at High School 979 Washington St. Washinghton at Fay Road 99 Ames Street Receive…
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Monday, October 29, 2012
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Amica offers some tips on how to handle a power outage situation.
As Sandy stubbornly churns up the East Coast today, utility companies expect record outages. Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help you be prepared in the event of a power outage in your area. “Hurricanes and other severe storms often result in widespread power outages,” said Michael Gillerlane, a senior assistant vice president with Amica Insurance. “Depending on the severity of the storm, you could be without power for several hours – or several days. So it’s best to prepare as much as possible in advance.” Make sure to have non-perishable food, water and first aid supplies on hand, Gillerlane said. Here are some other tips from the American Red Cross and other emergency agencies: • Make sure you have working flashlights and …
Despite the forecast, many businesses are going to try to stay open during the storm.
Despite the wind and the rain, many stores feel that there is no reason to close. In fact, many stores will have normal business hours during the storm. And stores like Whole Foods are not fearing the worst. "We actually don't plan to lose power at all, we have a fuel generator on-site. So even if Legacy Place loses power, that wouldn't affect us. But we do have full plans to stay open tonight till 10 p.m." Whole Foods' Marketing Leader, Kyle Marnane said. Ziad Griege, owner of Tedeschi Food Shop on Cedar Street, has a generator on-site but he is unsure how long it would last in case of a power outage. "We are going to try to stay open all day," Griege said Other retail stores like CVS Pharmacy will also be open during normal …
Friday, October 26, 2012
By Monday, the storm is expected to reintensify to a possible Nor'easter.
Hurricane Sandy briefly was downgraded to Tropical Storm Sandy, but has since reached hurricane strength again, according to the Associated Press. The NOAA has issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country as of its 5 a.m. bulletin, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 from its center. WHDH's Pete Bouchard posted to his blog about a call he had with the director of the National Center for Environmental Prediction, Louis Uccellini, and James …