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Idaho Power Crews Expected to Return Home Friday

Idaho Power Crews Expected to Return Home Friday

EAST IDAHO – Idaho Power linemen who traveled to the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy are expected to return home by Friday. KIVI reports the crews were released after turning the power back on for as many homes as they could. Homes sustaining too much damage to restore power will be taken […]

Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Dave Matthews Band(NEW YORK) — Dave Matthews Band is the latest musical artist to announce a monetary donation towards recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy — and it’s a biggie.
DMB is pledging $1 mi…

Long Island Power Authority Head Resigns Amid Sandy Criticism

Long Island Power Authority Head Resigns Amid Sandy Criticism

Long Island Power Authority(NEW YORK) — The head of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is stepping down amid widespread criticism of the company in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.In a statement Tuesday, LIPA Chairman Howard Steinberg said Mike Herve…

Denise Richards Adopts Dog in Support of Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

Denise Richards Adopts Dog in Support of Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Stars from Snooki and Ben Stiller to Madonna and newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have been spotted giving back to the victims of superstorm Sandy, but now one star has announced she has taken something …

SBA, IRS Helping Businesses Hurt by Sandy

SBA, IRS Helping Businesses Hurt by Sandy

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Beleaguered businesses in and around New York City, still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, are beginning to get relief in the form of government loans and tax breaks.In communities like Red Hook in Brooklyn, the sto…

Children of Couple Killed by Sandy to Benefit from $50K in Donations

Children of Couple Killed by Sandy to Benefit from $50K in Donations

Courtesy Wish Upon a Hero(NEW YORK) — Zoe Everett said she was sitting in her Rutgers dorm room studying for a test on the night superstorm Sandy blew into the East Coast and changed her life.”Before Hurricane Sandy I was a typical 19-year-old student…

Local Businesses Help with Sandy Relief

Local Businesses Help with Sandy Relief

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While communities waited for official disaster relief, some small-business owners took it upon themselves to help out. On Sunday, Nov. 4, Seth Stern, the CEO and owner of Something Different Party Rental of Paterso…

New York City, Long Island Impose Gas Rationing System

New York City, Long Island Impose Gas Rationing System

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York City and Long Island drivers will have to check their license plates before attempting to get in line for gas in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.Beginning Friday morning, drivers with license …

Displacement Takes Its Toll on Still Homeless New Yorkers

Displacement Takes Its Toll on Still Homeless New Yorkers

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — At the height of superstorm Sandy, Leigh Devine and her 8-year-old daughter waded through a flooded lobby in a total blackout to leave their apartment in lower Manhattan, and they have not returned. In fact, since t…

iPhone Photo of Hurricane Sandy Makes the Cover of ‘Time’

iPhone Photo of Hurricane Sandy Makes the Cover of ‘Time’

Time Magazine(NEW YORK) — When superstorm Sandy was approaching, New York photojournalist Ben Lowy, 33, didn’t grab his high-end camera equipment. He grabbed his iPhone 4S, put it in his pocket, and headed out on assignment for Time magazine.Tim…

Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

James Devaney/WireImage(NEW YORK) — When Hurricane Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey area, Native New Yorker Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter about how upset she was that she couldn’t be with her friends and family to help them through this difficult time d…

Sellers Find Price Gouging Opportunities Post-Sandy Through Craigslist

Sellers Find Price Gouging Opportunities Post-Sandy Through Craigslist

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The demand for power and emergency-related equipment after superstorm Sandy is causing spiking prices on Craigslist and other markets, despite government warnings and laws prohibiting price gouging…

Post-Sandy Nor’easter Poses Hypothermia Risk

Post-Sandy Nor’easter Poses Hypothermia Risk

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As those facing the devastation left in the wake of superstorm Sandy continue to seek shelter, meteorologists point to a new threat — a nor’easter heading for devastated areas.The storm could pac…

Risk for Illness and Injury Linger After Sandy

Risk for Illness and Injury Linger After Sandy

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s been a week since superstorm Sandy unleashed flooding, power outages and wind damage on the East Coast, and although recovery efforts are underway, doctors warn that residents are not out of t…

Businesses Making Money Off Hurricane Sandy

Businesses Making Money Off Hurricane Sandy

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Damage from Hurricane Sandy is bad news for homeowners, but it’s good news for plumbers, carpenters, tree surgeons, trash haulers, carpet cleaners, scrap dealers and a host of other businesses whose services are now…

Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May Be Used to House Homeless

Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May Be Used to House Homeless

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the Northeast braces for a nor’easter in the wake of superstorm Sandy, government leaders are turning their attention to finding long-term housing for tens of thousands of people left homeless.New York Gov. An…

Crew of Ship Sunk During Hurricane Sandy Speaks of Lost Shipmates

Crew of Ship Sunk During Hurricane Sandy Speaks of Lost Shipmates

U.S. Coast Guard(NEW YORK) — Crew members from the HMS Bounty, who were rescued as the tall ship sank off the coast of North Carolina last week, are speaking for the first time about their experience as they weathered Hurricane Sandy and the loss of t…

Top Four Tips for Working Productively at Home After Sandy

Top Four Tips for Working Productively at Home After Sandy

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While over 1.3 million people are still without power after superstorm Sandy, thousands are without a means of transportation or their offices are shut-down and are working from home.Interrupted public transport…

ABC’s ‘Day of Giving’ Campaign Raises $15M for Sandy Relief Efforts

ABC’s ‘Day of Giving’ Campaign Raises $15M for Sandy Relief Efforts

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — All day Monday, ABC joined the American Red Cross for a “Day of Giving,” urging viewers to donate money to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.The “Day of Giving” campaign was promoted on ABC shows such as Good Morning …

MTV to Air "Restore the Shore," a Fundraiser for Storm Victims

MTV to Air "Restore the Shore," a Fundraiser for Storm Victims

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of the hardest hit regions of the Northeast during superstorm Sandy was Seaside Heights, N.J., the location of MTV’s Jersey Shore franchise.  And to do their part, MTV is set to air Restore the Shore to ra…

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