Superstorm Sandy exposed the true nature of the people in its path, bringing out tales of hope and heroism — as well as stories of callous cruelty. Looting, price gouging and misguided rage all compounded the unprecedented storm, and left many folks shaking their heads and wondering just how low people could sink. Gas was siphoned from cars, criminals posed… Read more →
With more than 90 million Americans expected to cast their ballots on Tuesday, election officials across the country are bracing for what some fear will be a “perfect storm” of Election Day problems that could result in tense confrontations at polling stations and a rush to the courthouse to file legal challenges. The list of actual and potential problems is unusually… Read more →
NEW YORK – Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds. The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor’easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by Wednesday and could compound the havoc brought by last week’s violent weather. “Prepare for more outages,” advised… Read more →
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) – Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu and Sara Eisen report on how New York City’s rat population fared during superstorm Sandy.
New York City had not been hit with the kind of flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy in more than half a century. Scott Pelley spoke with CBS News hurricane consultant David Bernard to see what records Sandy broke.
(Reuters) – New Yorkers awoke to the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday and the death toll continued to rise from the former hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest and most devastating storms ever to hit the United States. Lines formed at gas stations amid fuel shortages around the U.S. Northeast and emergency… Read more →
Aerial footage filmed on Tuesday shows the aftermath of a huge fire in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, which destroyed 80 to 100 houses. Meanwhile, Lower Manhattan still has residual flooding from superstorm Sandy, although much of the water has receded from around Battery Park City. Across the Hudson River from Manhattan, large areas of Hoboken, New Jersey, remained under water.
(Reuters) – Power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy disrupted telecommunications services in Northeastern states on Tuesday, resulting in spotty coverage for cellphones, television, home telephones and Internet services. While all the region’s telecom service providers were having problems, Verizon Communications, which serves many of the states in the hurricane’s path, may have suffered some of the worst damage… Read more →
(CBS News) It was an extraordinary scene at NYU Langone Medical Center after the main and backup power generators failed. The stakes could not have been higher. When I arrived shortly before midnight yesterday, the lobby was filled with doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and a command team of medical center personnel headed by Dr. Robert Grossman, the Dean and… Read more →
Sandy killed at least 15 people along the Eastern Seaboard as its powerful storm surge and high winds flooded beach communities in New Jersey and New England and cut power to more than 7 million people.