Christie Calls Storm Damage Worse Than Irene

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If you’re in Verona you’ve probably figured this out already, but Governor Chris Christie went on several radio stations this morning and said the damage done by Saturday’s snowstorm is worse than that caused in New Jersey by Hurricane Irene:

“Folks across New Jersey need to understand that when you compare the storm with the most recent experience of Hurricane Irene this from a utility’s perspective is a more difficult problem because of the number of trees that are damaged,” Christie told 1010 WINS.

The bright side, if you need one, is that about half of the 700,000 homes in New Jersey that were without power on Saturday evening had powered restored by Monday morning. PSEG issued a statement this morning to say that it expects 95% of its customers will have power back by midnight Wednesday.

The Verona Fire Department extinguishes a blaze caused by a downed power line.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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