In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reached Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline, the first signs of flooding from a storm that delivered a devastating surge of seawater.
Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material. The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As cities and towns across Connecticut look to improve their coordination during emergencies, many are signing up for a system created by New Haven-based Grey Wall Software called VEOCI, or the Virtual Emergency Operations Center.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation says tree clearing along the 37 mile-long Merritt Parkway is about 30 percent complete. DOT crews have been on a major push to clear trees along the state’s roads since Hurricane Irene, the October snowstorm in 2011 and super storm Sandy.
Governor Dannel Malloy is urging state lawmakers to approve a $25 million fund to help people on Connecticut’s shoreline elevate their homes and businesses. Malloy made the appeal for the low interest loan program at Cosey Beach in East Haven on Thursday.
Angry residents pleading to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored in Mastic Beach. LIPA came under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers in 2012
On Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Long Island's new electric company PSEG for, among other things, greatly reducing the time customers had to wait for outages to be fixed. WSHU's Charles Lane has this report on t how PSEG was able to do this.