Weather Update!!: Nor’easter Storm and Hurricane Sandy.

Weather Update!!: Nor’easter Storm and Hurricane Sandy.

 

** 7:30am PT/ 10:30am ET on Friday, November 16th, 2012 News Update: **

 

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** Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm: **

 

**** This news story will be updated constantly with the latest news information and important information. ****

 

 

** Most Recent News Update: **

 

– United States President Barack Obama toured communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Thursday.

 

The United States President Barack Obama began his visit with a helicopter tour over some of the areas hit hard from Hurricane Sandy including the communities of Breezy Point, New York where over 100 homes were burned to the ground and the community of Staten Island, New York where many people are struggling to survive without heat and power well angry and frustrated by their slow response to the power outages.

 

United States President Barack Obama praised first responders, volunteers, and sanitation workers who are working tirelessly in helping people affected by Hurricane Sandy get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.

 

During difficult times like this, we’re reminded that we’re bound together and we have to look out for each other. And a lot of the things that seem important, the petty differences melt away, and we focus on what binds us together and that we as Americans are going to stand with each other in their hour of need, “ said United States President Barack Obama.

 

United States President Barack Obama has directed his Administration to continued to bring all available resources to bear to support our state and local partners as they continue to respond and recover from Hurricane Sandy.

 

– According to ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7, dangerous living conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy inside public housing after the power has come back on to all New York City, New York public housing buildings.

 

– As the power is restored to all New York City, New York public housing buildings, a new and dangerous problem is facing those who are living inside the those New York City, New York public housing buildings.

 

Deplorable conditions with no heat, no hot water, and disease carrying bugs.

 

The people living inside those New York City, New York public housing buildings are now sounding the alarm on this growing public health crisis.

 

– New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into the performance of Long Island Power Authority and Con Edisdon during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on last Monday a $500 million emergency plan to pay for critical and needed repairs to New York City area public schools and hospitals damaged from Hurricane Sandy.

 

The plan would allocate $200 million for the Department of Education and $300 million for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to repair extensive damage.

 

The repairs would include structural restorations, new boilers, new electrical systems and roof repairs.

 

The New York City Council will vote on the emergency plan on Tuesday.

 

According to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, $134 million has already been spent on storm related emergency relief efforts.

 

– According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the economic loss to New York caused by Hurricane Sandy’s is estimated at $30 billion.

 

Gas rationing happening in New York City, New York, Nassau, New York, and Suffolk, New York counties.

 

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** Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy: **

 

**** This news story will be updated constantly with the latest news information and important information. ****

 

 

** Most Recent News Update: **

 

 

** Death Total: **

– According to CNN,175 people have lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy which includes:


** Canada: 2 People including: **

– A woman in Toronto. (No Name or Age Given)

** Atlantic Ocean: 1 Person including: **

– A crew member of the HMS Bounty that went down over open sea during Hurricane Sandy.

** Caribbean: 67 people including: **

– Many people in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

– According to CNN, 113 people have lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy in the United States which includes the following states and names being reported:

** Connecticut: 4 people including: **

– 55 year old Russell Neary in Easton. A 13-year veteran of the volunteer fire department in Easton

– 90 year old Olga E. Raymond in Mansfield.

** Delaware: 0 people including: **

** Maryland: 11 people including: **

– 66 year old Mai Lam-Phan in Germantown.

– 74 year old Donald Charles Cannata in Pasadena.

** North Carolina: 2 people including: **

– 25 year old Jody Alan Davis near Dobson.

– 42 year old Claudene Christian in Mount Airy.

** New Jersey: 24 people including: **

– 48 year old Elizabeth Everett and 54 year old Richard R. Everett in Mendham Township.

– 51 year old Bruce Litteri in Jefferson Township.

– 55 year old Rafael Reyes in New Brunswick.

– 59 year old Gracie Dunston in Trenton.

– 77 year old Fletcher Fish in Hawthorne.

** New York: 48 people including: **

– 2 year old Brandon Moore and 4 year old Connor Moore in Staten Island. Both boys were ripped from their mother’s arms on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy.

– 11 year old Jack Baumler and 13 year old Michael Robson in North Salem. Both died instantly when an oak tree fell into their family room in North Salem.

– 13 year old Angela Dresch in Staten Island, New York. The first victims of Hurricane Sandy who identified on Staten Island.

– 24 year old Jessie Streich-Kest and 24 year old Jacob Vogelman in Brooklyn.

– 24 year old Lauren Abraham in Queens.

– 28 year old Artur Kasprzak in Staten Island. A New York Police Department Officer killed in the basement of his Staten Island home.

– 39 year old John Miller in Lloyd Harbor.

– 51 year old John Filipowicz and his son 20 year old John Filipowicz, Jr. in Staten Island. Father and son were found buried under debris in the basement of their home in Staten Island and died from drowning in flood water.

– 51 year old Jeffrey Chanin in Staten Island. A retired New York Police Department Sergeant.

– 54 year old Tiago Ferreira Neto in Greenburgh.

– 73 year old Anatasia Rispoli in Staten Island.

– 84 year old Safar Shafinoori in Nassau County.

– 89 year old Ella Norris in Staten Island.

** New Hampshire: 1 person including: **

– 1 person.

** Pennsylvania: 13 people including: **

– 8 year old Matthew Stahl in Franklin Township.

– 17 year old Robert Mills in Northampton County.

– 48 year old Tammy Kerosetz in South Whitehall Township.

– 61 year old William Sword in Princeton.

– 62 year old Gerald Witman in Berks County.

– A 66 year old man in Carbon County. (No Name Given)

– A 81 year old woman in Somerset County. (No Name Given)

– 86 year old Richard Whitehead in Spring Township.

– 86 year old Theresa Schlitzer in Lower Macungie Township.

– A 82 year old women and A 88 year old women in Wayne County. (No Name Given)

– A 90 year old woman in Montgomery County. (No Name Given)

** Virginia: 2 people including: **

2 people in storm related traffic accident in Central Virginia.

** West Virginia: 6 people including: **

– 40 year old Nanci Hedrick in Tucker County.

– 51 year old Mark Riffle in Upshur County.

– 60 year old John Rose in Barbour County.

** For more information on those who lost their lives in Hurricane Sandy, please head to the following websites: **

– CNN: “Superstorm Sandy’s Victims”

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/10/us/sandy-casualties/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

 

– American Red Cross:

 

Red Cross Shelters:

 

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

 

Blood Donations:

 

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

 

American Red Cross Disaster Relief:

 

http://www.redcross.org/

 

1-800-RED-CROSS

 

To donate $10.00 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text “REDCROSS” to “90999”

 

 

– MTV Network’s, “Restore The Shore”:

 

Fundraising to help rebuild Seaside Heights, New Jersey which was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy.

 

To donate $10.00, please text on your cellular phone: SHORE to 85944.

 

** Message and data rates will apply. **

 

For more information on MTV Network’s “Restore The Shore”, please head to the following MTV Network website: http://www.mtv.com/specials/restore-the-shore/

 

Follow MTV Network’s “Restore The Shore” on Twitter by using the Twitter hashtag: #RestoreTheShore

 

 

– Salvation Army:

 

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

 

 

– Save the Children:

 

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm

 

 

– World Vision:

 

http://www.worldvision.org/

 

 

– Humane Society of the United States:

 

http://www.humanesociety.org/

 

 

– American Humane Association:

 

http://www.americanhumane.org/

 

 

– AmeriCares:

 

http://www.americares.org/

 

 

– Catholic Charities USA:

 

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

 

 

– Direct Relief International:

 

http://www.directrelief.org/

 

 

– Feeding America:

 

http://feedingamerica.org/

 

 

– Operation Blessing International:

 

http://www.ob.org/

 

 

– Operation USA:

 

http://www.opusa.org/

 

 

– The International Medical Corps:

 

http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

 

 

– Team Rubicon:

 

http://teamrubiconusa.org/

 

 

– Samaritan’s Purse

 

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

 

 

– VolunteerMatch.Org:

 

http://www.volunteermatch.org/opportunities/disaster_relief.jsp

 

 

– United Way:

 

http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/disaster-recovery/

 

 

**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Twitter: ****

 

You can find where to volunteer and to donate food, water and other supplies by heading to ZachNews on Twitter or by using your own Twitter account, search for the following Twitter Hashtags:

 

#SandyAid

 

#SandyRelief

 

#SandyVolunteer

 

#Volunteer

 

#Volunteering

 

#Donate

 

#Donation

 

#Help

 

#Helping

 

#HelpOut

 

#Give

 

#CleanUp

 

 

– American Red Cross on Twitter:

 

https://twitter.com/RedCross

 

@RedCross

 

 

**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Facebook: ****

 

 

– American Red Cross on Facebook:

 

http://www.facebook.com/redcross?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

– American Red Cross Blood Donors on Facebook:

 

http://www.facebook.com/RedCrossBlood?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

– Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Network on Facebook:

 

http://www.facebook.com/Hurricane.Volunteer.Network?fref=ts

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/299198370196221/?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information will be updated constantly with the latest information.

 

 

**** Helpful Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

 

– Search for Red Cross Shelters: From American Red Cross:

 

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

 

** Red Cross Food Distribution Centers are open for Lunch at 11:00pm ET and Dinner at 4:00pm ET and are located at the following locations: **

 

– H Lee Dennison Building

 

100 Veterans Memorial Highway

 

Hauppauge, New York

 

 

– Riverhead County Center

 

210 Center Drive

 

Riverhead, New York

 

 

– Mastic Fire House

 

1088 Mastic Road

 

Mastic, New York

 

 

– Nickerson Beach Park

 

880 Lido Boulevard

 

Lido Beach, New York

 

 

– Cedar Crest Park

 

3340 Merrick Road

 

Seaford, New York

 

 

– Christopher Marley Park

 

500 Searingtown Road

 

Roslyn, New York

 

 

– New York City Restoration Centers have been set up to provide long-term assistance to the may New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter Storm.

 

The New York City Restoration Centers are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm ET daily and are located at the following locations:

 

Coney Island Our Lady of Solace

 

2866 W. 19th St.

 

Brooklyn, New York 11224

 

 

Gravesend SSA Building

 

10 Bouck Ct.

 

Brooklyn, New York 11223

 

 

Far Rockaway 10-01

 

Beach 20th St. (At Cornaga Ave.)

 

Queens, New York 11691

 

 

Staten Island

 

1976 Hylan Boulevard

 

Staten Island, New York 10306

 

 

– ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7 has a list of school closings and delays around the New York area. For more information regarding school closings and delays around the New York area, please head to the following ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7 website:

 

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/feature?section=news/education/closures&id=6857917

 

 

– New York City, NY: From NYC.Gov:

 

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_sandy_shelter_list.pdf

 

 

– Delaware: From DEMA.Delaware.Gov:

 

http://dema.delaware.gov/

 

 

– Ready.Gov:

 

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

 

 

– DisasterAssistance.Gov:

 

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

 

 

** Federal Assistance for Residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut: **

 

Hurricane Sandy impacted residents in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut can apply for Federal Assistance.

 

Affected residents must register with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by phone or online to access that aid.

 

To register by phone, residents can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362).

 

People with speech or hearing disabilities can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Teletypewriter (TTY) Line at: 1 (800) 462-7585.

 

Phone lines are open 7 days a week from 7:00am to 10:00pm ET.

 

To register online, applications may be completed on the DisasterAssistance.Gov website at: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

 

 

– Federal Emergency Management Agency:

 

http://www.fema.gov/

 

 

For more weather information, please head to the following websites:

 

 

– National Weather Service:

 

http://www.weather.gov/

 

 

– The Weather Channel:

 

http://www.weather.com/

 

 

– AccuWeather:

 

http://www.accuweather.com/

 

 

– Weather Underground:

 

http://www.wunderground.com/

 

 

**** Helpful Information will be updated constantly with the latest information. ****

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Colorado River Tri-State: Veterans Day in the Colorado River Tri-State area.

Colorado River Tri-State: Veterans Day in the Colorado River Tri-State area.

 

 

Veterans Day celebrates and honors the service our United States military veterans have done for our country.

 

 

Let us all give thanks and show our respects to all of our United States military veterans on Veterans Day and everyday.

 

 

There will be many events celebrating and honoring Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 around the Colorado River Tri-State area.

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The following is a few of the events celebrating and honoring Veterans Day around the Colorado River Tri-State area:

 

 

** Mohave Valley, Arizona: **

 

– Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 will honor Veterans Day with a ceremony on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at the Desert Lawn Cemetery located at 9250 South Ranchero Lane in Mohave Valley, Arizona. The ceremony will start at 11:00am MT.

 

For more information about the Veterans Day ceremony, please contact the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 at: 1 (928) 788-3202.

 

 

** Laughlin, Nevada: **

 

– The Laughlin Veterans Festival will have on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 a prayer service starting at 8:00am PT followed by a charity breakfast at 9:00am PT. A Wall of Tribute, featuring the Flotilla of Flowers, is scheduled to start at 11:00am PT then closing ceremonies will start at 2:30pm PT will wrap up Laughlin’s first full scale veterans weekend co-produced by Las Vegas Events and Source 1 Events in association with Radar Entertainment Group.

 

The festival will be staged on the event lot between the River Palms Casino and the Golden Nugget Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

 

There will be a motorcycle show, military displays, live entertainment, a vendor area and marketplace, and a special Veterans Memorial ceremony at the The Laughlin Veterans Festival.

 

For more information about the Laughlin Veterans Festival, please head to the Laughlin Veterans Festival website at: http://www.laughlinveteransfestival.com

 

 

** Needles, California: **

 

BPOE Elks Lodge 1608 will celebrate Veterans Day with a full breakfast on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 to honor the veterans of the United States military.

Breakfast will be served starting at 8:00am PT inside the Needles Elks Lodge 1608 located at 1000 Lillyhill Drive in Needles, California.

 

All veterans, active duty military, and law enforcement are invited for a free breakfast.

Breakfast will include eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, waffles, biscuits and gravy, and hashbrowns.

 

A $8.00 Donation for all non-veterans.

 

For more information about the Veterans Day Breakfast event, please contact the Needles Elks Lodge 1608 at: 1 (760) 326-1608 or 1 (760) 326-4415.

 

 

** Lake Havasu City, Arizona: **

 

– A Veteran’s Day Parade will be held in Lake Havasu City, Arizona starting at 10:00am MT on Sunday, November 11th, 2012.

 

The Veteran’s Day Parade will run along Main Street in Downtown Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

 

Join family and friends along Main Street as they all give thanks to our local veterans, servicemen, and servicewomen.

 

For more information about the about the Veteran’s Day Parade, please head to the All American VFW Post 9401 website at: http://vfw9401.homestead.com/

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Needles, California Weather.

Needles, California Weather.

 

** Good Morning Everybody!! **

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** Needles, California Weather: **

 

**** Today is Veterans Day: ****

 

Let us all give thanks and show our respects to all of our United States military veterans on Veterans Day and everyday.

 

 

– Sunday (Veterans Day):

 

Sunny, High 60*F.

 

North wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon.

 

Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

 

 

– Sunday Night:

 

Mostly clear, Low 38*F.

 

North northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

 

– Monday:

 

Sunny, High 67*F.

 

North wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

 

 

– Monday Night:

 

Mostly clear, Low 42*F.

 

North northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

 

 

** National Weather Service Radar of the Colorado River Tri-State Area at: **

 

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

 

 

** For more weather information, Please head to the National Weather Service website at: **

 

http://www.weather.gov/

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Needles, California Weather.

Needles, California Weather.

 

** Good Morning Everybody!! **

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** Needles, California Weather: **

 

 

– Saturday:

 

Mostly sunny, High 62*F.

 

West wind 3 to 8 mph.

 

 

– Saturday Night:

 

Mostly clear, Low 37*F.

 

North northwest wind around 7 mph.

 

 

– Sunday (Veterans Day):

 

Sunny, High 63*F.

 

North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

 

 

– Sunday Night:

 

Mostly clear, Low 40*F.

 

North northwest wind 11 to 14 mph.

 

 

– Monday:

 

Sunny, High 70*F.

 

North wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

 

 

– Monday Night:

 

Mostly clear, Low 48*F.

 

 

** National Weather Service Radar of the Colorado River Tri-State Area at: **

 

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

 

 

** For more weather information, Please head to the National Weather Service website at: **

 

http://www.weather.gov/

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Nor’easter Storm Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm.

Nor’easter Storm Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm.

** 3:00am PT/ 6:00am ET on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 News Update: **

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** Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm: **

**** This news story will be updated constantly with the latest news information and important information. ****

** Most Recent News Update: **

– New York City and Long Island will institute gas rationing starting Friday, November 9th, 2012 to help ease the demand and long lines at gas stations across the area. License plates ending in an even number can buy gasoline only on even numbered days and license plates ending in an odd number and those with vanity plates with no numbers can buy gasoline on odd numbered days. Nassau, New York and Suffolk, New York plan to impose gas rationing beginning at 5:00am ET Friday morning and New York City, New York will begin at 6:00am ET. There is some news reports that some gas stations are running out of gasoline.

– Hundreds of Long Island, New York residents still without power after Hurricane Sandy planned a protest on Saturday morning demanding the Long Island Power Authority to restore their power. Hundreds of residents protested on Saturday outside of the National Grid Headquarters in Hicksville, New York angry and frustrated by their slow response to the power outages.

At least 130,000 homes and businesses affected in the power outage may not have their power restored until the end of Tuesday.

According to National Grid Official John Bruckner, about 95 percent of Long Island Power Authority customers who lost power because of the Hurricane Sandy will get their power restore by the end of the day on Tuesday.

The National Grid Headquarters in Hicksville, New York. National Grid is the company contracted by the Long Island Power Authority to restore power after Hurricane Sandy.

According to Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey, they were aware customers haven’t gotten the information they’ve needed from the utility because of an outdated information technology system they’re in the process of updating.

“I certainly feel the frustration of customers whose power remains out. Our hearts go out to them,” said Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey.

According to Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey, workers are repairing unprecedented storm damage as fast as they can, and about 6,400 linemen and 3,700 tree trimmers are at work.

– According to ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7, electricity is flowing through Lower Manhattan, New York, but not at the Knickerbocker Village, New York. They lost power on the day when Hurricane Sandy hit and since Hurricane Sandy, residents are still without power.

– Many in Oceanside, New York are outrage that their power is still out since Hurricane Sandy hit their community late October 2012. Over 200,000 customers are without power in their community alone with many more communities still without power and those who are living without power are trying to survive the very chilly temperatures from the Nor’easter Storm.

– New York Governor Andrew Cuomo express his outrage at Utility Companies saying,”They have failed consumers. The management has failed consumers. It is that simple…. We gave them a franchise. They represented themselves as experts at doing this and they failed and they should be held accountable for their failure.”

– White House Officials are saying that United States President Barack Obama will be viewing the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, United States President Barack Obama will be meeting with affected families, local officials, and first responders who have been dealing with the major storm.

– The Statue of Liberty was illuminated Friday evening for the first time since it was closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The National Park Service and National Park Foundation made the announcement on Friday that the Statue of Liberty was going to be relit. There’s no estimate on when the Statue of Liberty will reopen to visitors.

– A Nor’easter Storm hit the areas affected from Hurricane Sandy last Wednesday.

– The Nor’easter prompted an mandatory evacuation in the seaside town of Brick, New Jersey last Monday and more evacuation occurred later on Tuesday and Wednesday.

– Communities that were trying to restore their power back on from Hurricane Sandy are now dealing with more power outages from the Nor’easter Storm. Residents of Freehold Township, New Jersey were without power on Thursday.

– The New Jersey Transit has emergency shuttle bus service to ferries going to Manhattan, New York. The emergency shuttle bus service will run from 6:00am to 10:00am ET on weekdays for inbound commuters. Evening return emergency shuttle bus service to New Jersey will run between 4:00pm and 8:00pm ET. Liberty State Park, New Jersey emergency shuttle bus service to the Statue Cruise Lines Ferry in Jersey City, New Jersey will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET and from 4:00pm to 8:00pm ET.

– Statue Cruise Lines is offering no cost ferry service from Liberty State Park, New Jersey to Battery Park, New York. The Statue Cruise Lines Ferry will drop off riders in Manhattan, New York at Pier 79.

– The Nor’easter Storm will bring rain and cold weather conditions to the East Coast of the United States starting Wednesday and areas hit by Hurricane sandy are in the Nor’easter Storm’s path.

– The Nor’easter Storm caused trouble to Long Island Railroad trains. The eastbound Long Island Railroad service out of Penn Station was running again just before midnight, but had extremely limited service. The westbound Long Island Railroad service into Penn Station was also had extremely limited service.

– According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, more then 600 New York region flights have been canceled due to the Nor’easter Storm.

– The Nor’easter Storm will gradually being with strong winds, heavy rain, rough surf, and very chilly temperatures. this is very bad news for those who are still affected by Hurricane Sandy and are still without power.

– Weather Forecasters are predicting gusty winds up to 60 mph along shoreline towns and cities in both New York and New Jersey.

– Weather Forecasters are saying that Wednesday night, temperatures could again dip into the Low 20’s.

– New York State Thruway Authority has banned motorcycles and empty trailers from a major Hudson River crossing because of 60 mph winds from the Nor’easter Storm.

– The New York State Thruway Authority also reduced the speed limit on the Tappan Zee Bridge to 35 mph.

– Those who are still without power because of Hurricane Sandy are now dealing with the Nor’easter Storm bringing very chilly temperatures to those who have no heat because of the power outages.

– 8,500 Hurricane Sandy Victims were forced to take refuge in more than 100 Red Cross Shelters.

– The National Weather Service issued Coastal Flood Watch, Storm Watch, High Wind Watch, Freeze Warning, and Small Craft Advisory along the eastern coastline and in areas affected by hurricane Sandy.

– According to Public Service Electric and Gas Company, power has been restored to about 89% customers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. But more than 190,000 customers still without power as the Nor’easter Storm moves on inland. In New York, more then 20,000 customers across New York City, New York and Westchester, New York are not expected to have their power restore by the weekend because of internal electrical damage to the homes. Power outages in both New York and New Jersey had rose from 607,000 earlier in the day, to around 652,000 customers by 10:00pm ET.

– ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7 has a list of school closings and delays around the New York area. For more information regarding school closings and delays around the New York area, please head to the following ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7 website:

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/feature?section=news%2Feducation%2Fclosures&id=6857917

For more information regarding the Nor’easter Storm, please head to the following websites:

– National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov/

– The Weather Channel:

http://www.weather.com/

– AccuWeather:

http://www.accuweather.com/

– Weather Underground:

http://www.wunderground.com/
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**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

– American Red Cross:

Red Cross Shelters:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

Blood Donations:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

American Red Cross Disaster Relief:

http://www.redcross.org/

1-800-RED-CROSS

To donate $10.00 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text “REDCROSS” to “90999”

– Salvation Army:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

– Save the Children:

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm

– World Vision:

http://www.worldvision.org/

– Humane Society of the United States:

http://www.humanesociety.org/

– American Humane Association:

http://www.americanhumane.org/

– AmeriCares:

http://www.americares.org/

– Catholic Charities USA:

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

– Direct Relief International:

http://www.directrelief.org/

– Feeding America:

http://feedingamerica.org/

– Operation Blessing International:

http://www.ob.org/

– Operation USA:

http://www.opusa.org/

– The International Medical Corps:

http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

– Team Rubicon:

http://teamrubiconusa.org/

– Samaritan’s Purse

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

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Tucson, AZ: Jared Lee Loughner sentence to 7 consecutive life terms, plus 140 years.

Tucson, AZ: Jared Lee Loughner sentence to 7 consecutive life terms, plus 140 years.

 

 

Inside a Tucson, Arizona courtroom on Thursday, United States District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24 year old Jared Lee Loughner to 7 consecutive life terms, plus 140 years in prison for the Saturday, January 8th, 2011 deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona that killed six people.

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** The 6 Victims in the Saturday, January 8th, 2011 Deadly Shooting Rampage in Tucson, Arizona: **

 

– 9 year old Christina Taylor Green

 

– 30 year old Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman

 

– 63 year old John Roll

 

– 76 year old Dorothy “Dot” Morris

 

– 76 year old Dorwan Stoddard

 

– 79 year old Phyllis Schneck

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The youngest victim in the deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona was 9 year old Christina Taylor Green.

 

Christina Taylor Green had just ran and won her first political campaign at her elementary school’s student council and was there that Saturday to meet United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords to learn more about how government works, but her life was taken by Jared Lee Loughner.

 

Suzi Hileman, who took Christina Taylor Green to meet U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and was shot while trying to save the life of Christina Taylor Green, addressed Jared Lee Loughner saying, “I have wanted to take you by the shoulders and shake you, but it wouldn’t do any good.”

 

 

13 people were wounded in the deadly shooting rampage including United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords who had a gunshot wound to the head.

 

During the Jared Lee Loughner sentencing, United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Mark Kelly made an emotional statement to the gunman Jared Lee Loughner.

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** United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Mark Kelly’s Full Statement: **

Mr. Loughner, for the first and last time, you are going to hear directly from Gabby and me about what you took away on January 8th, 2011 and, just as important, what you did not. So pay attention.

That bright and chilly Saturday morning, you killed six innocent people. Daughters and sons. Mothers and fathers. Grandparents and friends. They were devoted to their families, their communities, their places of worship.

Gabby would trade her own life to bring back any one of those you savagely murdered on that day. Especially young Christina-Taylor Green, whose high-minded ideas about service and democracy deserved a full life committed to advancing them. Especially 30-year old Gabe Zimmerman, whom Gabby knew well and cherished, and whose love for his family and his fiancee and service to his country were as deep as his loss is tragic. Especially Judge John Roll whom Gabby was honored to call a colleague and friend and from whose interminable dedication to our community and country she gained enormous inspiration. Gabby would give anything to take away the grief you visited upon the Morrises, the Schnecks, and the Stoddards – anything to heal the bodies and psyches of your other victims.

And then there is what you took from Gabby. Her life has been forever changed. Plans she had for our family and her career have been immeasurably altered. Every day is a continuous struggle to do those things she was once so very good at. Gabby is a people person: she exudes kindness, creativity, and compassion. If she were not born with the name – “Gabby” – someone would have given it to her. Now she struggles to deliver each and every sentence. Her gift for language can now only be seen in Internet videos from a more innocent time.

Gabby was an outdoor enthusiast. She was often seen rollerblading with her friend Raoul in Reed Park, hiking in Sabino Canyon, or careening down Rillito Wash Trail on her bike, as she was the night before you tried and failed to murder her. She hasn’t been to any of those places since, and I don’t know when she’ll return.

There’s more. Gabby struggles to walk. Her right arm is paralyzed. She is partially blind. Gabby works harder in one minute of an hour – fighting to make each individual moment count for something – than most of us work in an entire day.

Mr. Loughner, by making death and producing tragedy, you sought to extinguish the beauty of life. To diminish potential. To strain love. And to cancel ideas. You tried to create for all of us a world as dark
 and evil as your own.

 But know this, and remember it always: You failed.

Your decision to commit cold-blooded mass murder also begs of us to look in the mirror. This horrific act warns us to hold our leaders and ourselves responsible for coming up short when we do, for not having the courage to act when it’s hard, even for possessing the wrong values.

We are a people who can watch a young man like you spiral into murderous rampage without choosing to intervene before it is too late.

We have a political class that is afraid to do something as simple as have a meaningful debate about our gun laws and how they are being enforced. We have representatives who look at gun violence,
 not as a problem to solve, but as the white elephant in the room to ignore. As a nation we have repeatedly passed up the opportunity to address this issue. After Columbine; after Virginia Tech; after Tucson and after Aurora we have done nothing.

In this state we have elected officials so feckless in their leadership that they would say, as in the case of Governor Jan Brewer, “I don’t think it has anything to do with the size of the magazine or the caliber of the gun.” She went on and said, “Even if the shooter’s weapon had held fewer bullets, he’d have another gun, maybe. He could have three guns in his pocket” – she said this just one week after a high capacity magazine allowed you to kill six and wound 19 others, before being wrestled to the ground while attempting to reload. Or a state legislature that thought it appropriate to busy itself naming an official Arizona state gun just weeks after this tragedy occurred, instead of doing the work it was elected to do: encourage economic growth, help our returning veterans and fix our education system.

The challenges we face are so great, but the leadership in place is so often lacking. In so many moments, I find myself thinking, “We need Gabby.” In letter after letter, I’ve seen that others agree. As Americans mourned the six who died, they also mourned the loss of a representative who embodied the service they realized they should expect from those they elect, the type of person our county desperately needs to provide leadership and solve problems. Gabby was a courageous member of congress. Willing to stand up to the establishment when the establishment was wrong. She was thirsty for partnership across the aisle and was an unrelenting champion for her 600,000 constituents. One of which was you.

There’s something else Gabby and I have been spending a lot of time thinking about. The way we conduct politics must change. Sure it’s easier to win a debate if you can turn your opponent into a demon, but that’s not how we move forward. Not only does slash and burn politics make Americans cynical about their leaders, but it leads to bad ideas. It creates problems instead of solving the ones we have now.

Even amid all that was lost, Gabby and I give thanks for her life, her spirit, and her intellect, which are a continued force in this world despite what you’ve done. We exalt in sharing our lives with each other and with our family and friends.

As a city, Tucson has grown stronger. We love this community, and we love our neighbors. We are resilient, and the dynamism and compassion of our fellow Tucsonans will continue to push this city forward.

And there is what persists in Gabby: her love for this city, this state and this country. Her commitment to lifting us all up, and her ability to lead. Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven’t put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place.





Mr. Loughner, pay close attention to this: Though you are mentally ill, you are responsible for the death and hurt you inflicted upon all of us on January 8 th of last year. You know this. Gabby and I know this.

 Everyone in this courtroom knows this.

You have decades upon decades to contemplate what you did. But after today. After this moment. Here and now. Gabby and I are done thinking about you.”

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U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was wounded in the head during the shooting; Giffords was sent to the University of Arizona Medical Center where doctors and nurses worked round the clock to treat Giffords and victims from the shooting.

Giffords was later sent to Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas where she had surgery to replace skull bone.

On Monday, August 1st, 2011; U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords returned to Washington, DC during the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the Debt Limit Agreement and was embraced by colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives.

 

 

Many of the victims of that deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona were reportedly pleased with the life sentence on Jared Lee Loughner well reaction around the United States are mix with some also pleased with the life sentence and others wanting to see the death penalty.

 

 

Overall, we as a nation should never forget those who lost their lives and give thanks to those who saved lives and took down the gunman on that tragic Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.


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