Hurricane Irene

Flooding, Disaster

Soundbytes Of The Week: 9/2

“Irene.” Wind, torrential rain, washed out roads, blackouts. Plus, what motivates “storm gapers?”


A toppled utility poll. (CBS)

Post-Irene Power Outages Down To About 10,500 In Mass.

About 12,000 customers are still without power after Tropical Storm Irene, but most are expected to be back on line before the holiday weekend.


Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts

National Grid President Flew To Hawaii Before Irene Hit

A union official said it’s “shameful” that National Grid President Marcy Reed flew to Hawaii for her 25th wedding anniversary days before Tropical Storm Irene impacted Massachusetts.


Steam pipe bridge in Lynn that was damaged by Hurricane Irene. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Item)

Steam Pipe Bridge At Risk Of Collapse In Lynn

A huge abandoned steam pipe that was damaged in Tropical Storm Irene is at risk of collapsing into the Saugus River.


Hingham Municipal Lighting truck

How Smaller Utility Companies Kept The Lights On After Irene

Some smaller, municipal utility companies did a much better job keeping the lights on after Tropical Storm Irene.


Power lines down on Gover Road on Millbury after Tropical Storm Irene. (Photo courtesy: AP/Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Paul Kapteyn)

State Rep. Wants Utilities To Give Rebates To Customers Who Lose Power

A state legislator wants the utilities to give customers rebates if they lose power for an extended period of time.


One of many refrigerators left empty because of the power outages from Tropical Storm Irene

Post-Irene Power Outages Down, But Not Gone Yet

The number of Massachusetts homes and businesses still without power after Tropical Storm Irene is down to about 68,000.


A toppled utility poll. (CBS)

90K Without Power In Mass., Coakley Questions Utilities

About 140,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Massachusetts Wednesday, three days after Tropical Storm Irene.


A town worker helps distribute ice to Cohasset residents.

Cohasset Begins Distributing Ice To Residents Without Power

Like many other Massachusetts communities facing power outages, the frustration level is growing in the town of Cohasset.


The famous Kancamagus Highway was damaged by Irene.

NH Tourism Takes Hit From Irene

Some of the areas in New Hampshire most affected are the places tourists love to visit.The famous Kancamagus Highway was no match for Irene.