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After Sandy, Chris Christie Says NJ Is ‘Model’ for How Government Should Work

After Sandy, Chris Christie Says NJ Is ‘Model’ for How Government Should Work

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that rebuilding New Jersey after superstorm Sandy’s devastation had to be his priority and called on Congress to swiftly approve disaster aid, at the same time praising both f…

White House Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy Recovery

White House Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy Recovery

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration has formally asked Congress for $60.4 billion in additional federal emergency aid for states hit by superstorm Sandy.That is above the $50 billion figure floated earlier i…

World War II Love Letters Wash Up on NJ Beach After Sandy

World War II Love Letters Wash Up on NJ Beach After Sandy

ABC News(ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J.) — Superstorm Sandy destroyed towns and homes, and took lives, but a stack of 57 letters tied together with a pink ribbon survived the devastating storm.Kathleen Mullen was taking a walk along the Henry Hudson Trail i…

Obama Meets with Parents Who Lost Sons in Sandy

Obama Meets with Parents Who Lost Sons in Sandy

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thursday, on his first trip to New York City after superstorm Sandy walloped the Northeast, President Obama met with the parents of the two young boys — Brandon and Connor Moore — who died after being swept o…

Hurricane and Nor’easter Underscore Tree Hazards

Hurricane and Nor’easter Underscore Tree Hazards

Matthew Fiasconaro/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Bob Johnson and his wife Pegi were watching television weather coverage in their Allentown, N.J., home waiting out superstorm Sandy, when they saw flame-like sparks on electrical lines across the street.”It was …

Superstorm Sandy: Death Toll Up to 50, But Some Steps Toward Recovery

Superstorm Sandy: Death Toll Up to 50, But Some Steps Toward Recovery

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It blasted the ocean itself over dunes, seawalls and berms and into downtowns, tunnels and subways. It killed dozens of people, destroyed famed landmarks and amusement parks, pushed houses off thei…

Superstorm Sandy: Death Toll Up to 50, But Some Steps Toward Recovery

Superstorm Sandy: Death Toll Up to 50, But Some Steps Toward Recovery

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It blasted the ocean itself over dunes, seawalls and berms and into downtowns, tunnels and subways. It killed dozens of people, destroyed famed landmarks and amusement parks, pushed houses off thei…

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was inevitable. With power out along the Eastern Seaboard for millions of people, the data centers and servers powering many websites were also hit, knocking popular websites offline for hours.The biggest casualty?…

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Gawker, Huffington Post and Other Websites

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was inevitable. With power out along the Eastern Seaboard for millions of people, the data centers and servers powering many websites were also hit, knocking popular websites offline for hours.The biggest casualty?…

Al Gore: ‘Sandy’ a Symptom of Larger Climate Crisis

Al Gore: ‘Sandy’ a Symptom of Larger Climate Crisis

Heather Kennedy/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Former Vice President Al Gore warned in a blog post Tuesday that Hurricane Sandy is a, “disturbing sign of things to come” if the world doesn’t quit “dirty energy.”Tuesday afternoon, …

Superstorm Sandy Deaths: 2 NY Boys Killed by Downed Tree

Superstorm Sandy Deaths: 2 NY Boys Killed by Downed Tree

File Photo – Matthew Fiasconaro/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A community in Westchester County, N.Y., is in mourning Tuesday after two boys, ages 11 and 13, were killed when a tree downed during Sandy struck the suburban house where they were hunkered down.”I…

Sandy Aftermath: Ruptured Gas Lines Worry Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Sandy Aftermath: Ruptured Gas Lines Worry Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Mario Tama/Getty Images(SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.) — Aside from widespread power outages and flooding that is reaching doorsteps, residents stranded in Seaside Heights, N.J., are worried about another danger: ruptured gas lines.Locals told Nightline ancho…

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Lauded for Storm Efforts

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Lauded for Storm Efforts

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has earned high marks for his handling of the unprecedented disaster his state has witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, assuring his constituents with his tra…

Could Election Day Be Postponed After Superstorm?

Could Election Day Be Postponed After Superstorm?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Superstorm Sandy has given rise to suspensions in campaigning by both President Obama and GOP contender Mitt Romney, but could it actually delay Election Day?In theory, yes, but in all likelihood, no.The Constituti…

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Jim Stratford/ Bloomberg News(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Two red, two yellow. What sounds like a child sorting Halloween hard candies this year doubles as something a bit more important to state and federal disaster-management officials: the Waffle House Index…

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Hurricane Sandy: Waffle House Index Points Relief to Eastern Pennsylvania

Jim Stratford/ Bloomberg News(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Two red, two yellow. What sounds like a child sorting Halloween hard candies this year doubles as something a bit more important to state and federal disaster-management officials: the Waffle House Index…

Hurricane Sandy: States Scramble to Prepare For Superstorm

Hurricane Sandy: States Scramble to Prepare For Superstorm

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the Mid-Atlantic coast and could wreak havoc for days across 800 miles of the United States, impacting tens of millions of people in th…

Hurricane Sandy: States Scramble to Prepare For Superstorm

Hurricane Sandy: States Scramble to Prepare For Superstorm

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the Mid-Atlantic coast and could wreak havoc for days across 800 miles of the United States, impacting tens of millions of people in th…

Tropical Storm Isaac: Hurricane Warnings Issued for Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac: Hurricane Warnings Issued for Gulf Coast

NOAA-NASA GOES Project(NEW YORK) — As Tropical Storm Isaac grazed the Florida Keys with less force than was feared, hurricane warnings have been issued for the Gulf Coast from Central Louisiana to the Florida panhandle with Alabama, Mississippi and Lo…

From Haiti to the Florida Keys, Bracing for Isaac

From Haiti to the Florida Keys, Bracing for Isaac

Satellite image of Isaac on August 24, 2012. NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team(NEW YORK) — As hundreds of thousands of people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, hunkered down in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac to make landfall Friday night, a storm w…

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