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Heat wave returns before electricity for some after storm

Aug. 9, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as over 300,000 residents and businesses waited for electricity to return after last week’s tropical storm. The race to restore fuel for desperately needed air conditioners, refrigerators and electronic devices as...

Residents of a neighborhood just south of Dover, Del., survey the damage after high winds and heavy rains tore through the area, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Chase.)

Delawareans react after storm rips through Dover

Aug. 8, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — As Tropical Storm Isaias tore through her Dover neighborhood, Helen Foreman’s first reaction was to run to the basement of the Westview Terrace home she’s lived in since the early ’90s. A tree had crashed into the back of her home, and she didn’t know what...

FILES - This combo of two file photos shows Pedro Pierluisi, left and Wanda Vazquez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At left, Secretary of State Pedro Pierluisi attends his confirmation hearing at the House of Representatives on Aug. 2, 2019, and at right, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez gives an interview at La Fortaleza governor residence on Aug. 16, 2019. Both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis and are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, Files)

Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries

Aug. 7, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections. Gov. Wanda Vázquez of the...

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...

Weather service says Delaware tornado set distance record

Aug. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A single tornado cut a record 29-mile swath of damage through Delaware as Tropical Storm Isaias pelted the mid-Atlantic region with high winds and heavy rains earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service. Officials said the distance covered by Tuesday’s tornado was...

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...

Tugboats remove barge that got stuck under Philly bridge

Aug. 6, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tugboats have hauled away a barge that broke loose during Tropical Storm Isaias and lodged itself under a bridge. The Vine Street Expressway Bridge reopened Thursday to Interstate 676 traffic in both directions after the barge was freed. The issue had forced drivers to find alternate...

FILE - Boats are piled on each other in the marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.  Hurricane season has already been busy this year, but forecasters say it should get even nastier soon. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday, Aug. 6 increased its forecast for the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes this year to far above normal. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Aug. 6, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a normal year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Police release name of Delaware woman killed during storm

Aug. 6, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have released the name of a woman who was killed when a tree branch fell on her during Tropical Storm Isaias. Officials said troopers were called to a residence on North Shore Drive in Milford late Tuesday morning after a family member could not find 73-year-old...