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Nor’easter Headed for Battered New York-New Jersey Region

Nor’easter Headed for Battered New York-New Jersey Region

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York and New Jersey area, still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy, is now bracing for a nor’easter that will bring more rain, wind and brutal cold as it pummels the coast this we…

NJ Gov. Christie: After Sandy, ‘We Are Returning to a New Normal’

NJ Gov. Christie: After Sandy, ‘We Are Returning to a New Normal’

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Five days after superstorm Sandy downed power lines, flooded homes and crippled transportation in the Northeast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his state is “returning to a new normal,” despite a looming nor’ea…

Superstorm Sandy Fuel Spill: Exclusive Look at Cleanup Efforts

Superstorm Sandy Fuel Spill: Exclusive Look at Cleanup Efforts

NASA GOES Project(NEW YORK) — Superstorm Sandy, in all of its might, caused 350,000 gallons of fuel to spill into the Arthur Kill, a canal that separates New Jersey from the Staten Island section of New York.The U.S. Coast Guard gave ABC News an exclu…

Steelers Drop Giants 24-20

Steelers Drop Giants 24-20

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this game was about way more than just football.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, unable to find a hotel in the area because of power outages stemming from Sandy, flew in Sund…

Nurses Who Saved NICU Babies Remember Harrowing, Triumphant Hurricane Night

Nurses Who Saved NICU Babies Remember Harrowing, Triumphant Hurricane Night

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Nurses at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at New York University’s Langone Medical Center have challenging jobs even in the best of times. Their patients are babies, some weighing as little as two pounds, who require constant …

Emotional Knicks Beat Heat In Opener

Emotional Knicks Beat Heat In Opener

Nick Laham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With Hurricane Sandy over, devastation remains in New York City and the surrounding area. At least for one night, the New York Knicks brought some sense of normalcy to a battered city.
Carmelo Anthony scored 30 poin…

Rocky Mountain Power Sends Workers to East Coast

Rocky Mountain Power Sends Workers to East Coast

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Rocky Mountain Power officials have sent repair crews to assist in efforts to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Sixteen linemen and two managers left Salt Lake City for Newark, New Jersey Thursday. Nearly 4.5 million households and businesses remain without power. The utility normally provides power for […]

ABC to Hold ‘Day of Giving’ to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

ABC to Hold ‘Day of Giving’ to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

ABC(NEW YORK) — Disney and ABC will launch a “Day of Giving” Monday, Nov. 5 to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. Starting on Good Morning America and ending with Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC shows will encourage viewers to help those imp…

Tempers Rise as Temps Fall, Power Outages Persist in Wake of Sandy

Tempers Rise as Temps Fall, Power Outages Persist in Wake of Sandy

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tempers are beginning to flare as superstorm Sandy’s victims woke in cold, dark homes on Friday to face yet another grinding day of waiting for help, while temperatures are forecast to drop into t…

Max the Dog Survives Sandy’s Wrath and Death of Owner

Max the Dog Survives Sandy’s Wrath and Death of Owner

Jessie Streich-Kest was walking her dog when a tree fell and killed Jessie on Oct. 29, 2012. (Courtesy NYCCommunities)(NEW YORK) — Max, a friendly pit-bull-pointer-shepherd mix, was saved by a good Samaritan Tuesday, after he was found trapped under a…

Economic Losses from Sandy Could Reach $50 Billion

Economic Losses from Sandy Could Reach $50 Billion

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A catastrophe modeling company says that Hurricane Sandy could result in economic losses reaching $50 billion.It’s quite a different and more distressing figure than what Eqecat Inc. came up with earlier in the wee…

Top Six Things to Know About Flooding After Hurricane Sandy

Top Six Things to Know About Flooding After Hurricane Sandy

@eewolff609(NEW YORK) — The extent of the devastation to homes and businesses caused by Sandy is still emerging, but it is already being estimated in the tens of billions of dollars.The overwhelming cause of the damage was flooding which inundated who…

Sandy Spurs Talk of Sea Barrier for New York

Sandy Spurs Talk of Sea Barrier for New York

Jose Ramos(NEW YORK) — In the wake of superstorm Sandy’s massive destruction to coastlines in the East Coast, many experts suggest that a sea wall barrier could have minimized the deadly storm surge that swept away homes and knocked out power to…

Statue of Liberty Closes Indefinitely After Superstorm Sandy

Statue of Liberty Closes Indefinitely After Superstorm Sandy

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — The Statue of Liberty is closed again.  It shut down Monday as a result of superstorm Sandy, a day after its grand reopening.”Due to conditions created by Hurricane Sandy, Statue of Liberty National Monument will…

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s been one of the most difficult weeks in memory for travelers. Nearly 20,000 flight cancellations, hotels that are flooded and shuttered, cruise ships stranded at sea. But a few days after Hurricane Sandy, travelers a…

Utility Crews Work Fast to Restore Power as Temperatures Dip

Utility Crews Work Fast to Restore Power as Temperatures Dip

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With concerns about hypothermia increasing — and another storm forecasted for next week — nearly 64,000 utility workers are now working around the clock to turn the power back on in a dozen states.In re…

Verizon and AT&T Deploy Trucks to Help Sandy Victims Recharge

Verizon and AT&T Deploy Trucks to Help Sandy Victims Recharge

Verizon Wireless(NEW YORK) — As many without electricity gather in Starbucks or banks to get a little bit of power and access a Wi-Fi signal, AT&T and Verizon are stepping up their efforts to help.Both of the cellular carriers have announced Thurs…

Bodies of Two Boys Washed Away By Sandy Found

Bodies of Two Boys Washed Away By Sandy Found

Jose Ramos(NEW YORK) — The bodies of two young boys who were washed away by Sandy’s floodwaters as their horrified mother watched were found Thursday in a marshy area, according to police.The 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys disappeared on the New…

Six Free Things for People Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Six Free Things for People Affected by Hurricane Sandy

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While businesses have been warned against illegal price gouging as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the disaster has also led to stories of generosity.Millions are without power in the Northeast as city and state of…

NY Fertility Clinic Saves Embryos from Hurricane Sandy

NY Fertility Clinic Saves Embryos from Hurricane Sandy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Among all the rescues carried out during the chaos caused by Hurricane Sandy, the most delicate was the mission to save embryos in rows of incubators that were in jeopardy when the NYU Fertility Clinic lost its power…

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