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Nor’easter on track to hit weather-beaten New York, New Jersey

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 →

What records did Sandy break?

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.   According to Wikipedia: Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in… Read more →

Death toll up, gasoline lines grow in monster storm’s wake

(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 →

Sandy aftermath: Aerial video of devastation in New York, New Jersey

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.

Hurricane Sandy disrupts Northeast U.S. telecom networks

(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 →

Inside NYC hospital’s near disaster during Sandy

(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 →

At least 17 dead, millions without power in Sandy’s aftermath

As Superstorm Sandy churned slowly inland, millions along the U.S. East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, and huge swaths of New York City were unusually dark and abandoned. At least 17 people were killed in seven states. The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with 80 mph sustained winds cut power to more… Read more →

Hurricane Sandy shows similarities to ‘perfect storm’

Weather forecasters are keeping their eye on Hurricane Sandy, which could potentially affect residents from Florida to northern New England. Although the forecasters caution that the computer models are still divided over the future path of the storm, in a worst-case scenario the US will get hit with a storm that will be bring back memories of the “perfect storm”… Read more →