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Chris Christie Says He’d Like Congress to Listen

Chris Christie Says He’d Like Congress to ListenABC News(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was cautiously optimistic on Wednesday morning that Congress will be able to pass a federal relief aid for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.“I met with the congressional delegation yesterday, I&...

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 WorkKevork 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...

Chris Christie Foe Claims Governor ‘Prayed’ for Superstorm Sandy

Chris Christie Foe Claims Governor ‘Prayed’ for Superstorm SandyJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hours before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was scheduled to give his state of the state address Tuesday afternoon, a political opponent claimed the tough-talking governor “prayed and got lucky” tha...

White House Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy Recovery

White House Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy RecoveryOfficial 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 SandyABC 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 SandyMANDEL 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...

SBA, IRS Helping Businesses Hurt by Sandy

SBA, IRS Helping Businesses Hurt by SandyMario 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...

Hurricane and Nor’easter Underscore Tree Hazards

Hurricane and Nor’easter Underscore Tree HazardsMatthew 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 ...

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Offer Help in Far Rockaway

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Offer Help in Far RockawayKevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel made a stop in New York City this weekend on the way home from their honeymoon to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy, People magazine reports. The duo, along with Timberlak...

Nor’easter Stress Is Normal for Sandy Survivors

Nor’easter Stress Is Normal for Sandy SurvivorsEVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- At the height of superstorm Sandy, Jane Frank clung to her husband and three boys as the water rose. It flooded their basement and rose as high as the first floor of their Belle Harbor home in the Rockaway sect...

Volunteers Use Wedding Registries to Help Sandy Victims

Volunteers Use Wedding Registries to Help Sandy VictimsVictor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Ashley Diamond envisioned herself helping out a fellow runner last Sunday she thought it would be along the course of the New York Marathon, the race for which she and nearly 40,000 other runn...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tweets Bieber, Springsteen for Sandy Support

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tweets Bieber, Springsteen for Sandy SupportOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is using Twitter to get the famous and followed to spread the word about the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week.  Christie is tweeting at celebri...

Instagram CEO: Sandy Our Most Documented Event Ever

Instagram CEO: Sandy Our Most Documented Event EverAndres Betancur/ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The smartphone photo sharing app Instagram was an instant hit when it debuted in 2010. Now, two years later, the app has quickly become the most popular way that phone users share pictures, and may soon become...

New Jersey Couple Aids Hunt for Gas with Twitter

New Jersey Couple Aids Hunt for Gas with TwitteriStockphoto/KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) -- Anna Sandler and and husband Michael started the Twitter handle @njgas earlier this year to alert fellow New Jersey residents to cheap gas they spotted in their travels. But after find...

Superstorm Sandy Relief: Anheuser-Busch Turns Beer Into Water

Superstorm Sandy Relief: Anheuser-Busch Turns Beer Into WaterABC News (NEW YORK) -- They’re not turning water into wine but it’s almost as miraculous.They are turning beer into water.About 44 thousand cases of water instead of brew are heading to the New York/New Jersey area free of charge.“Per...

Rescue of Hiker Trapped by Sandy Caught on Video

Rescue of Hiker Trapped by Sandy Caught on VideoABC News(GATLINBURG, Tenn.) -- A 56-year-old hiker was trapped in the Tennessee mountains for three days by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.  The storm, having come inland, pounded the Appalachian Trail with record levels of snow.Steve Ainsworth s...

At New York Aquarium, Staff Considers Evacuating Fish

At New York Aquarium, Staff Considers Evacuating FishFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Inside the New York Aquarium, fish tanks and exhibits are now surrounded by floodwater and sand from Sandy’s surge.The aquarium, located just off the famous boardwalk of Coney Island in Brooklyn, i...

What You Should Know Before Donating to a Disaster Charity or Paying a Contractor

What You Should Know Before Donating to a Disaster Charity or Paying a ContractorJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Department of Justice has warned of the potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, which ravaged millions of homes and businesses along the Atlantic Coast, and as of Friday morning, had ...

Looters Arrested in Post-Superstorm Spree

Looters Arrested in Post-Superstorm SpreePhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While nowhere near post-Hurricane Katrina or Tropical Storm Irene levels, the New York area has had its share of looting in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.According to New York Deputy Police Commissio...

Staten Island Residents Plead for Help Three Days After Sandy

Staten Island Residents Plead for Help Three Days After SandyVictor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.“We’re goin...
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