New York And Connecticut Call For Probes Into Utility Companies' Response To Isaias

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August 12, 2020 - 6:40am

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This article is another article that talks about governors investigating utilities' poor responses. That said, this article also mentions Connecticut and New York declaring states of emergency in order to speed up assistance to communities most hardly hit by the storm. That said, we should also take into consideration the ways in which social distancing practices, sanitation needs, and the like to restore power to communities and to ensure communities' safety. This power outage comes at a time when staying inside should equal staying healthy. However, many families could have chronic illnesses be worsened or develop chronic illnesses by staying in older housing stock, known for triggering the onset of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. With extreme heat weather staying inside also means potential negative impacts on health when it comes to heat-related illnesses and monitoring the body's homeostasis.

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Treisman, R. (2020, August 5). "New York And Connecticut Call For Probes Into Utility Companies' Response To Isaias." NPR. Retrieved fromĀ https://www.npr.org/2020/08/05/899535041/new-york-and-connecticut-call-f...

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Rachel Treisman, "New York And Connecticut Call For Probes Into Utility Companies' Response To Isaias ", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2020, accessed 26 November 2022. https://energyrights.info/content/new-york-and-connecticut-call-probes-utility-companies-response-isaias