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A slew of outages lingers in tri-state 4 days after storm

Aug. 8, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 700,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area were still without electricity Saturday morning as utilities continued trying to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias. Tuesday's storm dealt the region a surprisingly sharp blow, killing at least one...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., as Gov. Gavin Newsom listens. A technical glitch that has plagued the data system the state relies on to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools has been fixed but it could take up to 48 hours to get the numbers updated, California's top health official said Friday, Aug. 7. Dr. Ghaly said that up to 300,000 records might have been backlogged, but not all of them are coronavirus cases and some may be duplicates. (AP Photo/Randall Benton, File)

Official: California fixed glitch that backlogged COVID data

Aug. 7, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A technical glitch that has plagued the data system the state relies on to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the numbers updated, California’s top health official said Friday. “Our data system...

August Riedinger pulls a pile of brush off his trailer at the transfer station in Southington, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.  Residents unloaded tree limbs and other debris caused by Tropical Storm Isais. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

National Guard joins power repair efforts as anger mounts

Aug. 7, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Five to 10 days before power is restored in Connecticut after Isaias? Not acceptable. Not during coronavirus. Hartford Courant Aug. 5 Tropical Storm Isaias was an extraordinary storm, hitting harder and doing...

Buildings in Harlem sit dark during a power outage early, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. Con Edison said that a problem with its transmission system

Power outage leaves large swaths of Manhattan in the dark

Aug. 7, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across large swaths of Manhattan early Friday, as tens of thousands of people in other parts of New York City were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. A spokesperson for Consolidated Edison said Friday's blackout started at 5:13...

Isaias power outages persist in New Jersey

Aug. 7, 2020 5:51 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utilities in New Jersey were hoping Friday to have electricity restored to most of their customers by the weekend as crews repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. As of Friday, there were 337,149 homes and businesses without service mostly in Bergen, Monmouth and Atlantic...

Crews restoring electricity in New Jersey some trains resume

Aug. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Crews on Thursday continued working to restore electricity to more than half a million homes and businesses in New Jersey, days after Tropical Storm Isaias downed trees and power lines. Utilities reported service remained out for roughly 454,000 customers, down from more than 1.3...

A Fire Department official guards himself against the gusting winds of Tropical Storm Isaias, at Farmington Ave where a tree fell across wires and shut down the street for blocks in Plainville, Connecticut. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

More crews arrive in Connecticut, state probing utilities

Aug. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of more crews from out of state were arriving in Connecticut on Thursday to help restore power to nearly 580,000 homes and businesses that remained in the dark after Tropical Storm Isaias, as state officials announced an investigation into electricity utilities amid mounting...

More than 900K still lack power in New Jersey after Isaias

Aug. 5, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sound of generators and chain saws punctuated Wednesday morning's sunrise in New Jersey where more than 1.3 million homes and businesses were without electricity after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state. Utility crews slowly restored service, but 981,868 customers were...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with residents about damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Death toll rises, mass power outages after storm destruction

Aug. 5, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least nine people, including a 5-year-old girl with autism, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees...