With No Power, Tens of Thousands in a ‘Nightmare’ a Week After Storm

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August 12, 2020 - 6:05am

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This article talks about the ways in which residents are feeling the repercussions of losing power. Many with chronic illnesses have been seriously hit by this loss of power and are really struggling to cope with the heat, their illness, and the dangers of the pandemic. Both Connecticut and New York officials (governors, mayors, and the like) have called investigations into the utilties' responses to the storm.  Utilities like Eversource and ConEdision have responded saying they are doing the best they can in a situation that could not have been fully anticipated. Again questions to ask ourselves are: which communities were worst hit by power outages? What pushes timely restoration of power in some communities against the lack of action in other communities? Besides losing food stock and communication services, what other negatives do residents without power experiences as a result of the storm? What additional vulnerabilities are both created and revealed as a result of the storm?


Zaveri, M. and Schweber, N. (2020, August 10). "With No Power, Tens of Thousands in a ‘Nightmare’ a Week After Storm." The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/nyregion/hurricane-isaias-power-outag...

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Mihir Zaveri and Nate Schweber, "With No Power, Tens of Thousands in a ‘Nightmare’ a Week After Storm", contributed by , The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2020, accessed 27 May 2024. https://energyrights.info/content/no-power-tens-thousands-‘nightmare’-week-after-storm