Raimondo: National Grid caught ‘flatfooted’ by weekend storm

POWER DOWN: After heavy rain and wind in Monday morning's storm, about 154,000 Rhode Islanders were affected by power outages. In Bristol County, Mass., over 32,000 customers were estimated to have been affected. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
POWER DOWN: After heavy rain and wind in Monday morning's storm, about 154,000 Rhode Islanders were affected by power outages. In Bristol County, Mass., over 32,000 customers were estimated to have been affected. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said the weekend storm likely caught National Grid Rhode Island flatfooted, as nearly 70,000 Rhode Islanders remained without power through Tuesday morning. The storm, which started Saturday night, originally knocked out power for roughly 154,000 Rhode Islanders, exceeding those counted after Superstorm Sandy. About 1 million people were affected…

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  1. The electrical feeder lines in our communities took weeks to build as new and when they get smashed to the ground by wind and fallen trees in a major storm, the Governor wants them to be put back together in one night? The utility personnel want this over and done with more than anyone else. Let’s be realistic.