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NYC Construction Crane Snaps in Hurricane Sandy, Prompting Evacuation Orders

NYC Construction Crane Snaps in Hurricane Sandy, Prompting Evacuation Orders

@cmwdotme(NEW YORK) — A construction crane atop of a New York City luxury high-rise building buckled and dangled dangerously over midtown Manhattan Monday amid high winds from Hurricane Sandy, prompting New York City officials to order residents in ne…

NYC Construction Crane Snaps in Hurricane Sandy, Prompting Evacuation Orders

NYC Construction Crane Snaps in Hurricane Sandy, Prompting Evacuation Orders

@cmwdotme(NEW YORK) — A construction crane atop of a New York City luxury high-rise building buckled and dangled dangerously over midtown Manhattan Monday amid high winds from Hurricane Sandy, prompting New York City officials to order residents in ne…

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There are five battleground states in Sandy’s path including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.Pennsylvania and New Hampshire do not offer in-person early voting, so it’s …

NYSE Closes as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

NYSE Closes as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Stock Exchange will be shut down on Monday as New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy.In a statement, NYSE Euronext, the company that runs the exchange, said: “We support the consensus of th…

Hurricane Sandy Wallops Obama, Romney Campaign Plans

Hurricane Sandy Wallops Obama, Romney Campaign Plans

William Thomas Cain/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — With eight days to the election and the race locked in a dead heat, Hurricane Sandy has forced President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney to abruptly change the course of their ca…

Three Tips to Safely Ride Out Hurricane Sandy

Three Tips to Safely Ride Out Hurricane Sandy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For those in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the wind, rain, floods and potential blackouts are on the way.If you’re sheltered in a place with adequate food, water, batteries and other supplies, you’re likely to be well…

Hurricane Sandy: Tips for Pet Owners

Hurricane Sandy: Tips for Pet Owners

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Among the chaos of boarding up windows and stocking up on food and supplies, pet owners are being encouraged to make sure their furry friends are prepared to weather Hurricane Sandy.“We want to encourage everyb…

Biden: Safety, Not Campaign, Tops as Storm Approaches

Biden: Safety, Not Campaign, Tops as Storm Approaches

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Vice President Joe Biden modified his campaign schedule mid-trip Sunday as many battleground states along the East Coast brace for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. With less than two hours in Manchester, N.H.,…

Biden: Safety, Not Campaign, Tops as Storm Approaches

Biden: Safety, Not Campaign, Tops as Storm Approaches

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Vice President Joe Biden modified his campaign schedule mid-trip Sunday as many battleground states along the East Coast brace for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. With less than two hours in Manchester, N.H.,…

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(CELINA, Ohio) — One of Mitt Romney’s senior advisers said on Sunday that despite impending wall-to-wall news coverage dedicated to Hurricane Sandy, he feels confident that voters in the key swing states in the region hav…

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

Romney Camp Eyes Sandy as Storm Garners Voters’ Attention

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(CELINA, Ohio) — One of Mitt Romney’s senior advisers said on Sunday that despite impending wall-to-wall news coverage dedicated to Hurricane Sandy, he feels confident that voters in the key swing states in the region hav…

Obama Vows to Respond ‘Big’ and ‘Fast’ to Hurricane Sandy

Obama Vows to Respond ‘Big’ and ‘Fast’ to Hurricane Sandy

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As East Coast residents brace for Hurricane Sandy, President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters Sunday afternoon to receive a briefing on the latest preparations for th…

Obama Vows to Respond ‘Big’ and ‘Fast’ to Hurricane Sandy

Obama Vows to Respond ‘Big’ and ‘Fast’ to Hurricane Sandy

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As East Coast residents brace for Hurricane Sandy, President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters Sunday afternoon to receive a briefing on the latest preparations for th…

Travel Plans at a Standstill as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Travel Plans at a Standstill as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As a large section of the nation sits at a standstill as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, traffic in and out of airports and train stations from North Carolina to Boston has been virtually shut down, …

Hurricane Sandy to Put 50 Million People at Risk

Hurricane Sandy to Put 50 Million People at Risk

EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty ImagesUPDATES: Hurricane Sandy has turned 30 degrees more to the West, and heading straight towards to East Coast. The storm is now 201 miles southeast from Atlantic City, where it is expected to make landfall tonight between 1…

Hurricane Sandy: ‘Don’t Be Stupid, Get Out And Go To Higher, Safer Ground,’ Officials Said

Hurricane Sandy: ‘Don’t Be Stupid, Get Out And Go To Higher, Safer Ground,’ Officials Said

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tens of thousands of people in coastal areas have been ordered to evacuate their homes before Hurricane Sandy pounds the eastern third of the United States with life-threatening storm surges, forceful winds and rainfal…

Top 6 Myths, Facts About Flood, Hurricane Insurance Protection

Top 6 Myths, Facts About Flood, Hurricane Insurance Protection

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Hurricane Sandy make its way along the Atlantic Coast, disaster experts are reminding U.S. residents that flooding is the country’s number one natural hazard, according to the National Flood Insurance Program, whi…

Hurricane Sandy Preparedness: Tips and Resources to Help Keep Your Family Safe

Hurricane Sandy Preparedness: Tips and Resources to Help Keep Your Family Safe

Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With Hurricane Sandy making its way toward the East Coast, now is the time to make preparations to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Here are tips and resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

Hurricane Sandy Forces More Scheduling Changes for the Romney Campaign

Hurricane Sandy Forces More Scheduling Changes for the Romney Campaign

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — Mitt Romney’s planned three-stop tour of the swing state of Virginia Sunday was completely scrapped after predictions for Hurricane Sandy’s path continued to indicate that it would wreak havo…

Hurricane Sandy: East Coast Braces for Superstorm

Hurricane Sandy: East Coast Braces for Superstorm

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Saturday morning in New Jersey and issued evacuation orders for South Jersey barrier islands by Sunday afternoon in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected t…

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