Latest Tropical Storm Isaias News

FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, power lines and poles lie in a roadway beside a fallen tree in Westport, Conn., brought down by Tropical Storm Isaias. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong asked regulators to order reimbursements for utility customers who lost food and medicine during August's days-long power outage in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

AG wants reimbursements for poor response to power outage

Oct. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's attorney general asked regulators Wednesday to order reimbursements for utility customers who lost food and medicine during August's dayslong power outage in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Attorney General William Tong spoke as the Public Utilities Regulatory...

ADDS CITY - Danielle Fontenot runs to a relative's home in the rain with her son Hunter ahead of Hurricane Delta, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Charles, La. Forecasters said Delta — the 25th named storm of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season — would likely crash ashore Friday evening somewhere on southwest Louisiana's coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Delta barely a hurricane, weakens moving inland

Oct. 9, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 9:45 p.m. Forecasters say Delta remains barely a hurricane with top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta is moving further inland over southwestern Louisiana as a weak Category 1 hurricane....

Seleka Souls looks over a neighbor's home that was damaged by Hurricane Sally, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

Sep. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. While the...

Conn. official raps Bridgeport mayor's post-Isaias alerts

Sep. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim shouldn't have used an emergency alert system to lambaste a power company over its response to Tropical Storm Isaias, a Connecticut emergency-communications official said. The alerts prompted hundreds of people to refuse future notifications, a newspaper...

Hogan asks for federal disaster declaration for 3 counties

Sep. 3, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government on Thursday to help communities in three counties hit by Tropical Storm Isaias last month. If granted, it would provide financial help to Calvert, Dorchester and St. Mary’s counties...

Weather service assessing storm damage in NY, Connecticut

Aug. 28, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — National Weather Service teams were assessing damage in Connecticut and upstate New York on Friday to see if tornadoes touched down during powerful storms that caused power outages for tens of thousands of customers. The teams were visiting New Haven County in Connecticut and Orange...

Eversource defends storm response to skeptical legislators

Aug. 27, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

Top officials from Eversource on Thursday defended the utility's electricity restoration efforts after Tropical Storm Isaias hit Connecticut earlier this month, but some state legislators remained unimpressed, questioning why vulnerable constituents were left in the dark for more than a week and why there...