The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced the schedule of public hearings on the preparation and response of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and gas companies in restoring service following Storm Sandy.
District residents promptly recovered from power outages, water and wind damage after super storm Sandy, but our friends, relatives and colleagues in New York, New Jersey and other coastal areas continue waging a much more challenging recovery.
As New Jerseyans begin to pick up the pieces and rebuild following the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, it is important to remain vigilant and cautious despite the fervent desire to repair property and return to normalcy. Indeed, while the majority of contractors are hard-working and well-intentioned, hot-on-the-heels of many storms come some scam artists who prey upon victims of natural disasters such as Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern seaboard more than a week ago leaving a path of destruction in its wake. But while the lights may be back on for most of Connecticut, the impact of this powerful storm is still being felt by thousands, particularly those who lost their homes and their livelihoods as a result of Sandy. Today AARP Connecticut announced that workers who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy -- and who aren't eligible for regular state unemployment insurance, such as the self-employed -- may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, a federal program that provides up to 26 weeks of jobless aid.
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