Connecticut Light and Power says the five major storms the last two years have cost it $462.4 million dollars — and it is asking permission to pass $414 million of that on to ratepayers starting in December of next year.
Tree experts say scores of white pines along Connecticut’s shoreline could be dead by the end of the year because of damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy last October.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut is in a better prepared for Hurricane Sandy than it was last year when the state was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, which knocked out power to residents for days.
State auditors called for changes Thursday in an emergency food stamp program at the center of a fraud scandal involving state employees, saying more vigilant caseworkers could have reduced the amount of aid handed out to ineligible applicants.
After last year’s hurricane, the World Meteorological Organization is retiring “Irene” as a storm name.
Connecticut’s Department of Social Services is wrapping up its fraud investigation into more than 800 state employees who received special food stamps in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top legal adviser says more than one state employee has been fired following a state investigation into whether they fraudulently received special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast.
Connecticut has received $51 million in federal money to help repair roads that were damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the rare October snowstorm.
The names of nine more state employees have been submitted to their agency heads for hearings on possible fraud in applying for federal food aid after Tropical Storm Irene.
State lawmakers want to learn more about how the insurance industry responded to the two recent storms to hit Connecticut – the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the October nor’easter.