FILE - In this Monday Sept. 12, 2005 file photo, Vice Adm. Thad Allen, left, lifts a downed power line during a tour of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in downtown New Orlea

 

              FILE - In this Monday Sept. 12, 2005 file photo, Vice Adm. Thad Allen, left, lifts a downed power line during a tour of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in downtown New Orlea
FILE - In this Monday Sept. 12, 2005 file photo, Vice Adm. Thad Allen, left, lifts a downed power line during a tour of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in downtown New Orleans with President Bush, center, Lousiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, second left, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, partially hidden, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, second from right, and Lt. Gen. Russ Honore, right. An Associated Press analysis of outage times from other big hurricanes and tropical storms suggests that, on the whole, the utility response to Sandy, especially in hardest-hit New York and New Jersey, was typical - or even a little faster than elsewhere after other huge storms. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)