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  • Floods render NYC hospitals powerless

    NEW YORK (AP) — There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of …


  • Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at …


  • NYC’s subways rolling again, with limited service

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cleanup of miles of New Jersey shorefront ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy has just begun, but New York City moved closer to resuming its normal …


  • NYC subway creaking back as region assesses damage

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cleanup of miles of New Jersey shorefront ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy has just begun, but New York City moved closer to resuming its normal …


  • Storm spins death and ‘a lot of tears’ along path

    Death blew in on the superstorm’s wild winds and sea water torrents, claiming 90-year-olds and children with capriciously toppling trees, taking tall-ship adventurers in mountainous Atlantic waves and average folks …


  • As blackouts linger, Northeasterners try to adjust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones. Two full days …


  • NJ’s barrier islands are scenes of devastation

    MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s delicate barrier islands, long and slender strips of land cherished by generations of sunbathing vacationers and full-time residents alike, are a hazardous wasteland of …


  • A slowed, darkened NYC begins to stir to life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that …


  • NYC utility prepped for big storm, got bigger one

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blame a very high tide driven by a full moon, the worst storm surge in nearly 200 years, and the placement of underground electrical equipment in …


  • In darkened NYC, safety on the list of concerns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the prospect of days without power and swaths of the city plunged into darkness at night, police brought in banks of lights and boosted …


  • ConEd prepped for big storm, got even bigger one

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blame a very high tide driven by a full moon, the worst storm surge in nearly 200 years, and the placement of underground electrical equipment in …


  • ConEd prepped for big storm, got even bigger 1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blame a very high tide driven by a full moon, the worst storm surge in nearly 200 years, and the placement of underground electrical equipment in …


  • A day after Sandy, New Yorkers find a changed city

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stripped of its bustle and mostly cut off from the world, New York was left wondering Tuesday when its particular way of life — carried by …


  • Water, fire, destruction: NYC after the superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The massive storm that pummeled the East killed 10 people in New York City and left the nation’s largest city eerily quiet Tuesday, with no running …


  • Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

    NEW YORK (AP) — Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city’s historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and …


  • Survival tips for Superstorm Sandy power outages

    Here are some tips on how to handle threats to or loss of electrical power: If you still have power but it could go out at any time:


  • Amid dire forecast, Sandy a hurricane again

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, residents of the nation’s most densely populated corridor contemplated whether to …


  • Approaching megastorm threatens East Coast

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Douglas Jumper choked up as he described the long, slow recovery in his central Pennsylvania town from last year’s historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and …


  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 21 in Caribbean

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a …


  • Eastern utilities brace for expected super storm

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit a region already …


  • NYC cleans up from 2 twisters after Eastern storms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned …


  • Family, truck driver die in storms in NE Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fierce thunderstorms with strong winds tore through Oklahoma, killing a truck driver and a family whose mobile home was flipped into a creek. One storm rolled …


  • Flooding, power outages persist after Isaac

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a quarter of a million customers are still without power in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac struck the Gulf Coast. Most of those …


  • Days after Isaac, flooding and outages remain

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Much of a finger-shaped parish southeast of New Orleans was still covered with floodwater Sunday and more than 200,000 people across Louisiana still didn’t have any …


  • As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on …