Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy.
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**** Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****
News Alert!!: ** Death Total: **
A total of 157 people lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy which includes:
1 person in Canada including a woman who died after debris struck her.
1 person in the Atlantic Ocean including a crew member of the HMS Bounty that went down over open sea during Hurricane Sandy.
67 people in the Caribbean
A total of 88 people lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy in the United States which includes:
2 people in Connecticut including a firefighter in Easton who was killed by falling trees.
2 people in Maryland including a man in Pasadena when a tree fell on top of him.
1 people in North Carolina
6 people in New Jersey
– News Update!!: 37 people in New York including a police officer in New York City, New York was found dead in the basement of a flooded home. 19 people are dead in Staten Island, New York.
9 people in Pennsylvania including a 8 year old boy who was killed when a tree limb fell on him.
2 people in Virginia including 2 traffic fatalities related to Hurricane Sandy.
5 person in West Virginia
– News Alert!!: According to CNN, 2 boys bodies have been found on Thursday in Staten Island, New York. A 2 year old and a 4 year old boys had been riding with their mother in Staten Island when a storm surge swamped their SUV.
– News Update!!: According to CNN, a body of a child was pulled from the debris of a house that was swallowed by a tidal surge in Staten Island, New York. The child are reportedly identified as 13 year old Andrea Dresch.
– News Update!!: According to CNN, a women was killed outside her home when she stepped on a downed electrical line in a puddle of water in the neighborhood of Jamaica in Queens, New York. The women are reportedly identified as 23 year old Lauren Abraham.
– News Update!!: According to ABC affiliate WHTM Channel 27, a women was found unconscious in a yard in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The women dead from hypothermia. The person are reportedly identified as 86 year old Theresa Schlitzer.
– News Update!!: According to CBS affiliate WCBS Cheannel 2, a father and son were found dead after being buried under debris in the basement of their home after it was swamped by the storm surge in State Island, New York. The persons are reportedly identified as 51 year old John Filipowicz and his son 20 year old John
– News Update!!: The number of deaths are reportedly caused by storm surges, downed electrical lines, and cold weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy.
** Damage Cost: (Estimated) **
$10 billion to $20 billion dollars.
** Overall States: **
– News Update!!: The missing include two boys ripped from their mother’s arms by fierce waves, and a man believed to have been carried away by floodwater.
– News Update!!: The total of lives lost during Hurricane Sandy sadly continues to climb. Father and son drowned in the basement of their home, a young girl was killed when a storm surge swallowed her house, a woman was electrocuted when she stepped on a downed electrical line.
– News Update!!: 9 States are devastated after Hurricane Sandy slammed in the eastern coastline of the United States on Monday causing ocean water and beach sand to race into shoreline homes in New Jersey, caused major flooding to tunnels, damaging mass transit systems, and power outages in Manhattan, burning neighborhoods to the ground in Breezy Point, bringing blizzard conditions to the Appalachian Mountains, bringing large waves that slammed ships and boats in the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, damaged roads and bridges along the eastern coastline of the United States, leaving many people staying in emergency shelters or homeless, and a death total that just keeps on climbing well Search and Rescue Crews search for the many who are reportedly missing.
– News Update!!: Many people are angry there help has been late in coming to help the Staten Island, New York which many people are calling the scene in their neighborhood as a, “Mini Katrina.”
– News Update!!: At least 4.8 million customers across the Eastern United States are without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.
– 10,000 National Guard troops are on duty to help areas affected by Hurricane Sandy The United States Coast Guard sent airboats to the coastlines affected by Hurricane Sandy. The United States Navy moved 3 landing ships to the coastlines affected by Hurricane Sandy.
– The Army Corps of Engineers are helping in deploying water pumps and generators to the affected areas in New York and New Jersey. The United States Defense Department is planning to send 80 truckloads of water to West Virginia where snow has left some areas inaccessible.
– Both AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to share networks in New York and New Jersey which will allow customers to use whichever network coverage they can use in their area. According to the Federal Communication Commission, a quarter of the cell phone towers in 10 states were knocked out by Hurricane Sandy.
– Over 19,500 airlines flights around the world were canceled during Hurricane Sandy. Some airports are reopened or trying to get reopen soon.
– Nuclear power reactors that were shutdown because of hurricane Sandy were at the following locations:
Nine Mile Point Unit: 1 reactor on Lake Ontario just northwest of Syracuse, New York shutdown automatically at around 9:00pm ET on Monday.
Salem Plant: 1 reactor in Hancocks Bridge, New Jersey near the Delaware River shutdown early Tuesday.
Indian Point Energy Center: Unit 3 nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York shutdown Monday night. A disruption in the electrical grid caused the shutdown.
** Connecticut: **
– News Update!!: Some residents that did not evacuate in Hartford and New Haven, had to call on Rescuer Crews to help them out of their homes
– News Update!!: Connecticut Governor Dan Mallor announced free rail service for Thursday and Friday to Grand Central station.
– 2 houses in Old Saybrook have been destroyed by fire after crews were unable to reach the area due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy.
– At least 477,000 customers were without power.
** Delaware: **
– News Update!!: Delaware Governor Jack Markell has ended the state of emergency.
– News Update!!: Delmarva Power predicted that power will be fully restored by 6:00pm ET on Friday. At least 7,853 customers were without power.
– The resort communities of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach were flooded.
** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **
– News Update!!: Early voting has resumed.
– Bus and rail service was restored on modified schedules with normal operations expected to resume Wednesday.
– 1,461 customers were without power.
– 2 people were injured in an apartment fire in Southeast Washington, DC.
– Tree were on top of many homes in the Washington, DC area.
– Flooding occurred in Northwest Washington, DC.
** Great Lakes Region: **
– News Update!!: Strong winds are expected to trigger some lakeside flooding.
– News Update!!: Large waves made it difficulted to go boating on the water.
** Kentucky: **
– A winter storm warning is in effect for three southeastern counties until Wednesday.
– Winds could gust up to 50 mph through late Tuesday.
** Maine: **
– News Update!!: The last of the emergency shelter remains open at the fire station in the town of Alna until the last resident sees their power restored.
– News Update!!: At least 2,296 customers are without power.
– A 50-foot work barge that was moored in the harbor sank in Bar Harbor because of Hurricane Sandy.
** Maryland: **
– News Update!!: The Maryland National Guard are going door to door in the coastal city of Crisfield in Humvees to aid victims of flood damage.
– Maryland Transit Administration commuter bus and train service will be running Wednesday. Other transit systems are struggling to restart
– Power has been restored to a processing plant after raw sewage leak on Tuesday in Howard County. Drinking water is reportedly not affected.
– 122,000 customers are without power.
– 3 people were hospitalized after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning apparently due to a generator running side of a Laurel home.
– 14 adults and 5 children were displaced after a tree fell onto an apartment building on the 20 block of Manchester Place in Montgomery County which caused a gas leak, but no injuries were reported.
– Rescue Crews conducted 3 water rescues in Montgomery County.
** Massachusetts: **
– Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit service resumed on Tuesday in Boston with some delays.
– 108,000 customers are without power.
– Utility Crews are working with Tree Removal Crews in removing tree to restore power.
** Michigan: **
– High winds knocked out power to over 23,000 homes and businesses.
** North Carolina: **
– A captain of the HMS Bounty remains missing.
– Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.
– Snow blizzards occurring in parts of North Carolina.
– 24 counties in the western part of the North Carolina remains under a state of emergency because of snow.
– Several businesses along the road are underwater in Outer Banks.
** New Jersey: **
– News Update!!: According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, natural gas lines and service in and around the Seaside Heights and other barrier island locations are shutdown for safety reasons and until those natural gas lines are checked or repaired if need to be repaired.
– News Update!!: At least 20 New Jersey roads are now closed.
– News Update!!: At least 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel will be delivered to New Jersey by Thursday night to run trucks and generators at nursing homes, hospitals and other high-priority locations.
– News Update!!: After touring damaged areas in Brigantine, New Jersey with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, United States President Barack Obama told reporters that he directs his staff members and the people in his administration to tolerate no red tape or bureaucratic excuses when it comes to getting help to storm victims. “If they need something, we figure out a way to say yes,” said United States President Barack Obama.
– New Jersey State Offices will be open on Thursday.
– Residents not cleaning up damage to their property spent much of their time on Wednesday standing in line at gasoline stations, stores, and restaurants.
– Transportation systems are coming back on line.
– All airports should reopen with limited service. Air Train service to Newark International is running again, but is still down to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
– All but one tunnel into New York City are open. Only the Holland Tunnel is still closed.
– Ferry service to New York has also resumed.
– Amtrak will provide Northeast Regional service on Thursday between Boston and New Haven, Connecticut, and between Newark and points south.
– PATH train service is suspended until further notice.
– Majority of major closed roads have been cleared.
– Rescue Crews rescued 7 people on Wednesday after ignored orders to evacuate from the barrier island of Toms River, New Jersey.
– A least 2 million customers are still without power.
– News Update!!: Seaside Heights and other barrier island locations have beach sand blocking into homes. Home after home are destroyed by water and beach sand. The beach sand pushed 4 blocks inland wiping out many homes and leaving thousands stranded. New Jersey National Guard are looking for displace residents along the coastline. The FunTown Amusement Pier is ripped apart and the roller coaster has been submerged in seawater.
– A shelter in northeast Atlantic City had 200 people spend the night during Hurricane Sandy.
– A fire broke out Wednesday morning in Mantoloking, according to police.
– Thousands are trapped in Hoboken, New Jersey surrounded by flood water, trash, and sewage. New Jersey National Guard are doing rescues in the effected areas.
– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and United States President Barack Obama are viewing widespread damage on Wednesday.
– Downtown Atlantic City has knee deep water, power outages, and boardwalk is partly damaged. Casinos in Atlantic City are mostly unharmed.
– Rescues took place in Little Ferry after flooding from a possible levee break. No evacuations were issued before the break.
** New York: **
– News Update!!: The Metropolitan Transit Authority are saying that 14 of the 23 New York City’s subway lines are now running and 4,000 buses are attempting to take up the slack.
– News Update!!: Power outages in Manhattan, New York are leaving many people running out of food and supplies. Many people are also trying to deal with the weather conditions.
– News Update!!: With the New York City subway tunnels flooded, a question that hasn’t being raised to happened to those who are homeless who may have living in those tunnels before the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.
– News Update!!: Many people are angry there help has been late in coming to help the Staten Island, New York which many people are calling the scene in their neighborhood as a, “Mini Katrina.” According to CNN, 2 boys bodies have been found dead in Staten Island, New York. Boats were beached in the front yards of homes in the Staten Island neighborhood of Great Kills, New York. Several people are reportedly still missing days after Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island, New York.
– News Update!!: Coney Island Hospital and Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital was evacuated.
– News Update!!: Mass Evacuation of over 700 hospital patients at the Bellevue Hospital in New York, New York because of a power outage caused by flood damage to their fuel generators during Hurricane Sandy. New York National Guard and First Responders are helping with the transporting of those hospital patients. New York National Guard is seen helping in a bucket brigade to carry fuel to the roof to keep the power generators running.
– News Update!!: Public schools will remain closed for the week.
– News Update!!: At least 500,000 customers are without power in New York City. 220,000 customers are without power south of 34th Street Midtown, New York. Parts of Queens, New York and Staten Island, New York are still without power on Thursday. Utility Crews estimating another 3 days before power can be restored to Manhattan and Brooklyn. New York City’s Office of Emergency Management are warning residents to report imposters posing as power company employees.
– News Update!!: The Lincoln Tunnel is open, but the Holland Tunnel and other tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey is reportedly still flooded. The Port Authority can’t start pumping out the water until power is restored to the area where the tunnels are flooded.
– The Army Corps of Engineers will begin pumping out water from flooded tunnels beginning on Thursday.
– Cars crossing New York’s East River bridges between 6:00am and 12:00am ET must carry at least three people. Taxis are exempted
– Limited commuter rail service on Metro North and the Long Island Railroad is to begin service on Wednesday afternoon. New York City subway will begin on Thursday with limited service.
– Engineers have determined that the ties that bind the skyscraper crane tower to the under construction luxury Manhattan skyscraper building are secure. Engineers and City Crews are trying to figure out how to take down the dangling skyscraper crane including the possibility of constructing another crane on top of the current skyscraper crane to take down the dangling boom of the skyscraper crane which is 90 stories above the street. West 57th Street and other streets around the dangling skyscraper crane remain closed. Buildings around the dangling skyscraper crane have been evacuated and remain closed. The skyscraper crane was working on the new “One57” luxury skyscraper in Manhattan.
– Most major streets and bridges around New York City are cleared and reopened. Traffic signals are still out of power at many intersections. Drivers are ask to treated those intersections as “4 Way Stops.” Drivers should use caution when driving into those storm effected areas as Work Crews work to clean up the mess left from Hurricane Sandy.
– John F. Kennedy International Airport reopened on Wednesday with limited service and on Thursday, LaGuardia Airport will reopen with limited service starting at 7:00am ET.
– At least 110 homes were burned to the ground in a large fire caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed a storm surge onto shore in Breezy Point, New York. Republican Congressman Bob Turner’s home was also burned in this out of control fire which was surrounded by 5 feet of water because of Hurricane Sandy which blocked Fire Crews from fighting out the wild firestorm. The area looks like a bomb exploded there. Many are to be homeless now. No reports of anybody missing, but Rescue Crews will continue the search.
– The Metropolitan Transit Authority are talking about what it will take to get the New York City subway system back up and running. reports that parts of it subway system north of 34th Street in Manhattan are expected to be running on Thursday. Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service are running their regular routes on Wednesday, but wait wait times greater then 45 minutes long. Reports that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has waived all subway, rail, and bus fares.
– New York Stock Exchange will reopen and resumed financial markets on Wednesday.
– Hospital patients and newborns were evacuated from New York University Langone Medical Center after backup generators failed during the storm. Everybody including newborns were transported safely and are doing fine.
– An apartment building collapsed in New York City. The apartment building was reportedly turned into a hotel. No reports of deaths from the apartment building collapsed.
– Rain and flood Water from Hurricane Sandy poured into the Ground Zone site.
– Parts of Lower Manhattan was under water and without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.
– Staten Island is devastated with homes damaged, boats in the street, cellular phone towers are down, and roofs from homes blown off. There is reports of collapse homes in Staten Island, New York. New York City Police Department had helicopter rescues in Staten Island on Wednesday. Rescuers rescued 6 people to safety on Tuesday after floodwater trapped them in their homes. Rescue Crews are still looking for missing people. 14 people have dead in Staten Island, New York. reports of people still missing including children. There was a 4 foot high tide and a 12 foot storm surge during Hurricane Sandy. Blood donations are needed at blood banks. Many are to be homeless now.
– Flooding occurred in Long Beach of Long Island, New York. Rescue Crews helped over 14 people off the island.
– At least 100 people were stranded on the barrier island of Fire Island, New York.
– Metropolitan Transportation Authority commuter railroad service remained suspended on Wednesday. 7 subway tunnels under the East River, 2 Long Island Rail Road tubes, and 2 vehicular tunnels were flooded. 1 subway bridge, 3 subway yards. and 6 bus facilities were flooded.
– Flooding in Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers made it impossible to predict when service would be restored to Penn Station.
** New Hampshire: **
– A flood warning is in effect for the Saco River until Wednesday afternoon.
– 81,000 customers are without power.
** Ohio: **
– Nearly 400 work crews have been dispatched to clear storm related debris.
– 151,000 homes and businesses are without power.
– Wind gusts of up to 60 mph could hit some counties on Tuesday and rain could change over to a snowy mix. Utilities expect the wind to continue blowing down trees and poles.
** Pennsylvania: **
– 896,000 homes and businesses are without power.
– Some mass transit services in Philadelphia were restored on Tuesday. Southeastern Pennsylvania’s regional rail commuter lines are scheduled to resume service Wednesday.
– Wind and flooding closing over 200 bridges and roads.
** Rhode Island: **
– 64,000 customers are without power.
– Most of the emergency shelters are now closed.
– Howling winds and storm surges forced mandatory and voluntary evacuations in low-lying and coastal communities.
** Tennessee: **
– Snow expected in higher elevations of Tennessee.
– Freeze warnings have been issued.
– High winds expected in many areas of Tennessee.
** Vermont: **
– Winds knocked down trees and power lines.
– Localized flooding.
** Virginia: **
– 55,000 customers are without power.
– Heavy snowfall in higher elevations.
– 3 buildings had roofs partially ripped off from winds in Alexandria.
– 10 homes had tree damage in Alexandria.
– 20 residents were evacuated and relocated in Alexandria.
** West Virginia: **
– Parts of West Virginia have seen at least 2 feet of snowfall.
– Winter storm warnings are in effect.
– More snow expected in the Appalachians Mountains.
– 1 fatality has been attributed to the storm.
– At least 239,000 customers are without power.
** Wisconsin: **
– Residents evacuate along parts of Lake Michigan because of the possibility of dangerously high waves and flooding that could happen on Tuesday.
** News information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **
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