Weekly Question: On a Scale of 1-10, Rate Nstar's Storm Response
We're looking for a number to help us gauge how well Nstar did (is doing) responding to Hurricane Sandy.
The pain of last year's freak October snowstorm had only just begun to fade for many Weston residents ... and then Hurricane Sandy hit.
In October 2011, thousands of Weston residents sat in the dark (and cold!) for days -- some for as long as a week -- after a late October snowstorm left Nstar scrambling to restore power.
Many residents this year are experiencing deja vu (without the sub-freezing temps) this year after Hurricane Sandy wiped out power lines across Weston.
In the year between the two storms, Nstar received harsh criticism from customers, town officials and even the state Attorney General, who is seeking a nearly $10 million fine against Nstar for its failure "to adequately prepare, respond, and communicate during Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snowstorm."
With Hurricane Sandy, Nstar is once again being tested and we're asking you to assign the grade on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "A hamster could have restored power more quickly" and 10 being, "Wow, I'm inviting Nstar to my Thanksgiving dinner."
Grade Nstar in the comments section below. We'll take all the grades, average them out and offer our report card next week.