Tropical Storm Irene

Power lines down in Chelmsford, five days after the October 2011 storm. (Photo courtesy: Susan Mackinnon)

3 Mass. Utilities Appeal Combined $24.8M In Fines For 2011 Storm Response

Hundreds of thousands of customers lost electricity in two 2011 storms and many waited more than a week for it to be restored.


Volunteers remove mud and debris from a real estate office that was flooded in Tropical Storm Irene, on West Main Street on August 31, 2011 in Wilmington, Vermont. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

One Year Later, Vermont Still Recovering From Tropical Storm Irene

One year later, WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Dave Mager takes a look at the recovery.


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Coakley Recommends Fining NStar Nearly $10 Million For Outages During Storms

The Massachusetts attorney general is seeking nearly $10 million in fines from NStar for what she calls “inadequate” responses to two major storms last year.


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

Patrick Signs Mass. Storm Response Bill

Mass. residents may soon feel the effects of a new law that aims to hold public utility companies accountable for emergency response services and notifications during power outages.


Flooding, Disaster

FEMA Program Expected To Buy Homes From Irene Flooding Victims

Dozens of people who had their homes damaged or destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are expected to apply for a federal program to buy their homes from them.


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2011 Hurricane Season Was One Of The Most Active Since 1851

Despite its quiet finish, the 2011 hurricane season is tied for the third most active since records began in 1851.


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

State Hosts Public Meetings On Utility Response To October Snowstorm

The Department of Public Utilities is looking into whether the power companies were properly prepared for the storm.


The First Congretional Church in Worcester sustained heavy damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

Tropical Storm Irene Damages Historic Woburn Church

Church members have organized a fair this Saturday, that will hopefully raise some money to fix the steeple, but the entire building is in need of a makeover.


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

Coakley To Request Investigation Into Utilities’ Storm Response

Attorney General Martha Coakley will request a formal investigation into the utilities’ response to recent storms, her office announced Wednesday.


Utility crew

Foxboro Residents Frustrated With National Grid’s Response

Residents who were left in the dark after Tropical Storm Irene are once again without power after a rare October snowstorm.