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Nov 9, 2012

New York’s Governor Cuomo blasts utilities for Sandy outages

Riverhead, NEW YORK (Reuters) – Damage from Superstorm Sandy to the electricity system in the U.S. Northeast exposed deep flaws in the structure and regulation of power utilities that will require a complete redesign, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

But at least some members of one utility oversight panel later fired back, saying it was the governor who should take responsibility.

Nov 9, 2012

US Northeast digs out from snow, gas rationing expands

NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New York City and much of the
U.S. Northeast on Thursday dug out from a snowstorm that
hammered a region struggling to recover from the devastation of
Superstorm Sandy, as local governments expanded gasoline
rationing in the face of shortages that may last for weeks.

The unseasonably early winter storm dumped more than a foot
(30 cm) of snow on parts of Connecticut on Wednesday and
battered the region with 50 mph (80 kph) winds, plunging 300,000
homes and businesses back into darkness. Rides aboard crowded
trains were made more uncomfortable by the bulky coats, hats and
scarves freezing commuters had to wear.

Nov 8, 2012

New York governor blasts utilities for Sandy outages

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Damage from Superstorm Sandy to the electricity system in the Northeast exposed deep flaws in the structure and regulation of power utilities that will require a complete redesign, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

“We’re going to have to look at a ground up redesign,” Cuomo said while criticizing utilities he called virtual monopolies run by nameless and faceless bureaucrats.

Nov 8, 2012

NY’s Gov. Cuomo blasts utilities for Sandy outages

NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Damage from Superstorm Sandy to
the electricity system in the U.S. Northeast exposed deep flaws
in the structure and regulation of power utilities that will
require a complete redesign, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said
on Thursday.

“We’re going to have to look at a ground up redesign,” Cuomo
said while criticizing utilities he called virtual monopolies
run by nameless and faceless bureaucrats.

Nov 8, 2012

U.S. Northeast digs out from snow following hurricane

NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New York City and much of the
U.S. Northeast on Thursday dug out from a snowstorm that
hammered a region still struggling to recover from the
devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

The unseasonably early winter storm dumped more than a foot
(30 cm) of snow on parts of Connecticut and slapped the region
with 50 mph (80 kph) winds, plunging hundreds of thousands of
homes and businesses back into darkness and creating a new
commuting nightmare for a region whose transportation system was
already under repair.

Nov 8, 2012

Wintry storm brings new woe to hard-hit Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the Northeast on Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy.

The nor’easter storm brought fresh misery to thousands in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut whose homes were destroyed by Sandy when it smashed ashore on October 29, bringing historic flooding and high winds. The storm killed 120 people in the United States and Canada.

Nov 7, 2012

Wintry storm smacks an already battered U.S. Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wintry storm dropped snow on the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday and threatened to bring dangerous winds and flooding to a region still climbing out from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

The nor’easter storm added misery to thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by Sandy, which killed 120 people when it smashed ashore on October 29 in the New York-New Jersey area, swallowing entire neighborhoods with rising seawater and blowing homes from their foundations.

Nov 7, 2012

New York, New Jersey order evacuations ahead of new storm

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey ordered
the evacuation of nursing homes and low-lying coastal areas
already devastated by deadly Superstorm Sandy as a smaller but
still powerful Nor’easter approached from the Atlantic Ocean.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed parks and
beaches and temporarily halted outdoor construction ahead of the
storm, which was pelting the Washington area with ice pellets on
Wednesday and whipping up seas as high as 7.5 feet (2.3 meters)
about 20 miles (30 km) off New York’s JFK airport, AccuWeather
reported.

Nov 6, 2012

Sandy disrupts voting; U.S. Northeast braces for new storm

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The aftermath of Superstorm
Sandy created chaos and long lines at voting stations in the
U.S. Northeast on Tuesday while officials braced for a new storm
due to batter the region on Wednesday.

The former hurricane that walloped New York and New Jersey
eight days ago continued to create misery for the thousands who
lost their homes and 900,000 households and businesses that
remained without power.

Nov 6, 2012

U.S. election poses new challenge to storm-hit Northeast

, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Already faced with
a massive cleanup and nightmarish commutes to work, thousands of
U.S. voters in storm-struck New York and New Jersey may have a
tough time voting on Tuesday in a cliffhanger presidential
election.

Elections officials face unprecedented challenges across the
U.S. Northeast, where polling stations were among the thousands
of buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy eight days ago.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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