Central Maine Power crews help 'restore the shore'

4:32 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (NEWS CENTER) -- Nearly three weeks ago, millions of people were impacted by superstorm Sandy, a storm that killed more than 100 people in the US, stranded more than 8 million without power, and caused widespread destruction with damage estimates ranging from 20 to more than 60 billion dollars - making it the 2nd most expensive natural disaster in US history.

Here in Maine, the storm hit us with a glancing blow. Central Maine Power says roughly 165-thousand customers were without power after the storm, but most customers were back online within a matter of a few days.

Not everyone was so lucky.  Officials in New York City are still working to repair infrastructure to its rail and subway systems and restore power to neighborhoods left in the dark for the better part of a month.

The same problems are also plaguing people in New Jersey, where the storm made landfall and caused the most widespread damage - not only with its near-hurricane force winds, but also with monstorous waves riding in on top of the storm surge.

Once CMP line crews were done helping Mainers get their power back, they turned their attention to our neighbors to the south.  They spent part of the first week after the storm helping out in Connecticut, then they traveled to the Jersey shore to aid the recovery efforts there.



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