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Storm leaves Connecticut Gold Coast shaken

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — The floodwaters churned by Superstorm Sandy damaged waterfront homes along Connecticut’s southwest coast, and turned the charming center of tony Westport into a ghost town, with …


Tragedies can’t break heroic NY community’s spirit

NEW YORK (AP) — Tragedy has too often visited one Queens community, but residents drew a line in the sand with Superstorm Sandy, rallying with a surfboard and kayaks at …


Storm was cruel to elderly who refused to evacuate

NEW YORK (AP) — Even with her Coney Island apartment squarely in the path of Superstorm Sandy, Loraine Gore was staying put. At age 90, she said, she had her …


Gas stations scramble in Sandy’s aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s plenty of gasoline in the Northeast — just not at gas stations. In parts of New York and New Jersey, drivers lined up Thursday for …


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 …


Experts: NYC sea barrier could have stopped surge

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities …


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 …


Search on for NYC boys ripped from mother by flood

NEW YORK (AP) — Rescuers in New York City are searching for two young boys who were swept from their mother’s arms by floodwaters. Police say the boys are a …


Storm invigorates proponents of NYC sea barrier

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities …


Guard evacuates people, takes in food to NJ city

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — National Guard troops delivered food and supplies to residents in this heavily flooded city across from Manhattan on Wednesday as officials sent out a plea for …


Airports and stock exchange reopen; NJ devastated

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to …


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 …


Region hit by Sandy struggles to resume daily life

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange came back to life Wednesday, but across the river in New Jersey, the …


National Guard comes to aid of flooded Hoboken, NJ

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey National Guard arrived Tuesday evening in Hoboken to help residents of the heavily flooded city on the Hudson River across from New York …


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 …


Scientists look at climate change, the superstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York. Just eight months earlier, …


Disarray, millions without power in Sandy’s wake

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country’s most densely populated region upended man and nature as it rolled back the clock on 21st-century lives, …


Crippled NYC subways could hamper storm recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the …


Tiny NYC beachfront burns in floodwaters

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the …


Sandy’s death toll climbs; millions without power

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas waited wearily for the power to come back on Tuesday, and New Yorkers found themselves all but cut …


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 …


At least 80 flooded houses destroyed by NYC fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge fire destroyed 80 to 100 houses in a flooded beachfront neighborhood Tuesday, forcing firefighters to undertake daring rescues and injuring three people. More than …


Water, fire and darkness: NYC after the superstorm

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall …


Superstorm now ashore, its work is far from done

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The storm that was Sandy isn’t done just yet. After lashing coastal cities and inundating parts of New York City with 13 feet of water, the …


At least 50 flooded houses destroyed by NYC fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge fire destroyed at least 50 homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. More than 190 firefighters were trying …


Coastal areas bear brunt of Sandy’s damaging wrath

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A string of New Jersey’s barrier islands got cut off from the mainland by storm surges. Crashing waves shattered part of a landmark fishing pier …


Superstorm Sandy causes flooding in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, …


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 …


Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast

NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, …