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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…

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…

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

ABC News(BRAITHWAITE, La.) — Residents of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana were shocked by Hurricane Isaac Wednesday morning when ocean water burst over the Mississippi River levee, covering their town and leaving thousands trapped in attics and on roo…

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — More than 700,000 people have been left without power in four states as Isaac, now a tropical storm, continues to pummel the Gulf Coast with rain and maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.Forecasters at NOAA are warn…

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — More than 700,000 people have been left without power in four states as Isaac, now a tropical storm, continues to pummel the Gulf Coast with rain and maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.Forecasters at NOAA are warn…

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power

Tropical Storm Isaac Leaves More Than 700K Without Power

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — More than 700,000 people have been left without power in four states as Isaac, now a tropical storm, continues to pummel the Gulf Coast with rain and maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.Forecasters at NOAA are warn…

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

ABC News(BRAITHWAITE, La.) — Residents of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana were shocked by Hurricane Isaac Wednesday morning when ocean water burst over the Mississippi River levee, covering their town and leaving thousands trapped in attics and on roo…

Tropical Storm Isaac Could Hike Up Gas Prices

Tropical Storm Isaac Could Hike Up Gas Prices

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The giant storm now moving over the Gulf of Mexico could have a direct impact on consumers’ wallets — pushing up the price of gas.Energy companies are scrambling ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac, evacuating workers f…

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…

Tropical Storm Ernesto Soaks Jamaica; Florence in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Ernesto Soaks Jamaica; Florence in Atlantic

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tropical storm Ernesto is expected to soak Jamaica with three to six inches of rain and winds of 50 mph today as it barrels toward Central America. It is forecast to make landfall there Monday or Tuesday. The storm has lo…

Tropical Storm Carlotta Forms Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Tropical Storm Carlotta Forms Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A storm system off the Pacific coast of Mexico — strengthened from a tropical depression to a tropical storm overnight — is on track to become a hurricane when it makes landfall on Friday.As of Thursday morning, Tr…

Tropical Storm Beryl Makes Landfall in Florida

Tropical Storm Beryl Makes Landfall in Florida

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall near Jacksonville, Fla. shortly after midnight on Monday with top winds of 70 miles an hour. On land, the highest wind gusts were 73 mph in Mayport Fla. just east of Jacks…

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