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Crews work to fix downed utility wires on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.(Photo courtesy: National Grid)

Power Restoration Could Take Days

More than 400,000 homes and businesses across Massachusetts remained without power Monday following an October nor’easter, and it could be days before all are back on line.

10/31/2011

A National Grid team repairs a broken power line Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (Photo courtesy: National Grid)

Patrick: $1 Trillion To Bury Power Lines Underground

Should all the power lines be buried underground? “I love the idea,” Patrick said Monday.

10/31/2011

The snow hit early and hard in Gardner. (Photo from Claude)

Patrick: Could Take Days To Restore Power

The first snowstorm of the season came early and came with fury.

10/30/2011

Flooding near Paradise Citgo in Swampscott. (Photo courtesy: Gus Moussa)

What To Do If You’re A Flood Victim

Several North Shore homes and businesses were damaged by severe flooding on Tuesday morning. As a result, hundreds will be looking to know if their insurance covers the damage.

10/04/2011

Flooding, Disaster

Untreated Wastewater Flowing Into Western Mass. Rivers

Health officials are urging people to avoid portions of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers because of the discharge of untreated wastewater caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

08/30/2011

Richard Gorgone, 52, was electrocuted Monday morning. (Photo from Facebook)

Southbridge Worker Electrocuted, Becomes Irene’s 1st Mass. Victim

A Southbridge public works employee was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, becoming Tropical Storm Irene’s first Massachusetts victim.

08/29/2011

Flooding, Disaster

Flooding From Tropical Storm Irene Forces Evacuations In Western Mass.

Western portions of Massachusetts are bearing the brunt of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

08/28/2011

Sign for Hurricane Irene in Nags Head, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Image

Hurricane Irene: Massachusetts Ready For Eye Of Storm

MEMA says resources are deployed around the state, utilities are prepared to deal with power outages, and the National Guard is ready for Hurricane Irene.

08/26/2011

Evacuation routes are in place if needed as Hurricane Irene approaches.

Cape Cod Evacuation Plan In Place As Hurricane Irene Approaches

A storm like Hurricane Irene presents quite a challenge for Cape Cod and possible evacuations.

08/25/2011

A sign on Hatteras Island in the North Carolina Outerbanks on August 25, 2011. (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Massachusetts Braces For Hurricane Irene

MEMA has been working with more than 300 community officials to help cities and towns make plans to handle whatever the storm brings.

08/25/2011

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