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Power outages put focus on storm response, lessons for future

Power outages put focus on storm response, lessons for future

Jack and Betty Scrivener of Stoneleigh lost power last August thanks to Hurricane Irene. They lost it again when storms pummeled the region June 30 — and after one very long, very hot week, the elderly couple still hadn't gotten it back. They don't know if they can take another extended outage. "It'll probably drive us into a retirement home, because I'm 85," Jack Scrivener said Friday afternoon as a generator provided just enough juice for three outlets at their Ridgeleigh Road home. "It is so hard on people in our age group." Not that it's been easy on anybody, coming amid a scorching heat wave that authorities have blamed for 10...

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