A follow-up to my earlier post on emergency planning

Now that almost everyone is back on the grid, NStar recently announced that it has no intention of reimbursing customers for any financial losses they may have suffered during the power outage this past week.  And for some of those customers, I would imagine that the loss is a bit more than pocket change, to put it mildly.  Imagine all of the restaurants that had to throw out all of their meat, seafood, produce, and dairy products.  And that is on top of the loss they suffered for having to let customers leave without paying.  Plus a couple of days where those businesses made no money.  And so the wait staff and bartenders made no tips.  It is not as bad as it could have been, but it was certainly bad enough.  And that is why I will continue to harp on this issue of planning for events like this.

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