8. Massive storms show the positives and negatives of carving the state into 169 fiefdoms.

Towns were the basic unit of measurement in Sandy's recovery, as each municipality had its own assigned utility representative to work with local officials. It kept the lines of communication open but ultimately, the power grid isn't divided up by town, and working that was just might not be the most efficient way to restore electricity. CAPTION: The CL&P outage chart, broken down by town, is shown over the should of Jeffrey D. Butler, former president and CEO of Connecticut Light and Power, during a press conference after the October snow storm in 2011.
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