NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wintry storm dropped snow on the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday and threatened to bring dangerous winds and flooding to a region still climbing out from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
The nor’easter storm added misery to thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by Sandy, which killed 120 people when it smashed ashore on October 29 in the New York-New Jersey area, swallowing entire neighborhoods with rising seawater and blowing homes from their foundations.
NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey ordered
the evacuation of nursing homes and low-lying coastal areas
already devastated by deadly Superstorm Sandy as a smaller but
still powerful Nor’easter approached from the Atlantic Ocean.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed parks and
beaches and temporarily halted outdoor construction ahead of the
storm, which was pelting the Washington area with ice pellets on
Wednesday and whipping up seas as high as 7.5 feet (2.3 meters)
about 20 miles (30 km) off New York’s JFK airport, AccuWeather
NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The aftermath of Superstorm
Sandy created chaos and long lines at voting stations in the
U.S. Northeast on Tuesday while officials braced for a new storm
due to batter the region on Wednesday.
The former hurricane that walloped New York and New Jersey
eight days ago continued to create misery for the thousands who
lost their homes and 900,000 households and businesses that
remained without power.
, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Already faced with
a massive cleanup and nightmarish commutes to work, thousands of
U.S. voters in storm-struck New York and New Jersey may have a
tough time voting on Tuesday in a cliffhanger presidential
Elections officials face unprecedented challenges across the
U.S. Northeast, where polling stations were among the thousands
of buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy eight days ago.
, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Commuters battled
unruly crowds on the trains and snarled traffic on the highways
Monday at the start of the first full work week since superstorm
Sandy devastated the U.S. Northeast.
Many of Sandy’s victims were still suffering, and living
conditions were harsh for tens of thousands of people unable to
return to their homes. Some 1.4 million homes and businesses
were due to endure another night of near-freezing temperatures
without power or heat.
NEW YORK/BELMAR, New Jersey (Reuters) – Commuters battled unruly crowds on the trains and snarled traffic on the highways Monday at the start of the first full work week since superstorm Sandy devastated the U.S. Northeast.
Many of Sandy’s victims were still suffering, and living conditions were harsh for tens of thousands of people unable to return to their homes. Some 1.4 million homes and businesses were due to endure another night of near-freezing temperatures without power or heat.
(Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew members who abandoned the replica tall ship HMS Bounty off North Carolina in rough seas caused by Hurricane Sandy, using helicopters on Monday to pluck them from life rafts.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter later recovered crew member Claudene Christian, 42, who was described as unresponsive, while continuing to search for the 63-year-old captain of the ship, which sank in 18-foot seas.
(Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday rescued 14 of the 16 crew who abandoned the replica tall ship HMS Bounty while in the path of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to lift them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard continued to search for the two missing crew members about 160 miles from the eye of the storm. Officials had previously reported 17 aboard but later revised the figure to 16.
(Reuters) – Seventeen people from the replica HMS Bounty abandoned ship while stranded at sea off North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.
“The 17-person crew donned cold water survival suits and lifejackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies,” the Coast Guard said in a statement.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years.
About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were in the path of the nearly 1,000-mile-wide (1,600-km-wide) storm, which forecasters said could be the largest to hit the mainland in U.S. history. It was expected to topple trees, damage buildings, cause power outages and trigger heavy flooding.