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Part of a tree that had split at the trunk lies on a road in Oak Park, Ill., while also appearing not to have landed on a car parked on the road, after a severe storm moved through the Chicago area Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Zelio)

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Aug. 10, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana...

Power restoration from Isaias nearing end in New Jersey

Aug. 10, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Efforts to restore electricity in New Jersey were nearing completion Monday, nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the state. The state's utilities were reporting 6,659 homes and businesses remained without power, down from more than 1 million. Most of the outages were...

Heat wave returns before electricity for some after storm

Aug. 9, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as crews worked to restore power to over 300,000 residents and businesses who were still without power after last week’s tropical storm. The race to restore electricity for desperately needed air conditioners,...

Work crews clear storm debris amid deactivated power lines, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Westport, Conn. 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 Isaias. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Slew of outages lingers in tri-state area 4 days after storm

Aug. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 520,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area were still without electricity Saturday as utilities worked 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 person, downing...

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...