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Breaking News!!: Alexandria, VA: Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice.

Breaking News!!: Alexandria, VA: Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice.

Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover.

The shooting occurred at around 7:00am ET during baseball practice for an annual bipartisan charity baseball game.

Republicans were practicing for the annual baseball game against Democrats that has been held since 1909.

Witnesses reported hearing at least 50 gunshots were fired.

Sen. Rand Paul describes the scene at the baseball practice to MSNBC where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot.

Witnesses said the Republican lawmaker was standing at second base when he was hit in the left hip.

After dragging himself to safety and getting help from his colleagues amid the chaos, Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Scalise underwent surgery and was in stable condition, his office said.

“Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.” the office for Scalise said in a statement.

The 51 year old Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008.

United States of America President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from the White House about the shooting.

“Everyone on that field is a public servant. Their sacrifice makes democracy possible,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

United States of America President Donald Trump later said, “Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend, he’s a patriot and he’s a fighter. He will recover from this assault and Steve I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you but of an entire nation and frankly the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.”

United States of America President Donald Trump is calling for unity, saying we are strongest when we work together for the common good.

“We may have our differences but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because above all they love our country. We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “We are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family… I ask each of you to join me to resolve to come together to lift each other up and to show the country, to show the world, that we are one House, the people’s House, united in our humanity. It is that humanity which will win the day and it always will.”

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said of Rep. Scalise, “For this person to take this action was so cowardly. It seems particularly sad that at a time when people want us to come together… that this assault would be made. But we cannot let that be a victory for the assailant or anyone who would think that way… We will use this occasion as one that brings us together and not separates us further.”

Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot during the shooting, but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.

The assailant, prepared with a lot of ammo, fought a gun battle with authorities before the attacker was shot and later died.

Authorities are saying that this was an isolated incident and there is no additional threat.

Law enforcement and government officials identified the shooter as 66 year old James. T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois.

The law enforcement officials said the shooter was heard asking, “Are these the Republicans or the Democrats?”, raising questions about the gunman’s political motivations, but law enforcement officials at the scene said that piece of the investigation remains unclear.

According to public records, James. T. Hodgkinson, a licensed home inspector who ran his business out of his Illinois home, has a history of arrests and was charged in 2006 with assaulting a woman.

At the time, authorities recovered a pocket knife, hair they say was pulled out of the woman’s head, and a 12-gauge shotgun at the scene of the alleged attack.

According to public records, the charges, domestic battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and battery, were later dismissed.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that 2 firearms, a rifle and a handgun, were recovered from the scene.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting and hoping that everybody will recover soon. **

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Breaking News!!: Desert Center, CA: Interstate 10 is partially reopened in both directions.

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Breaking News!!: Desert Center, CA: Interstate 10 is partially reopened in both directions.

As of 12:00pm PT on Friday, July 24th, 2015, ZachNews can confirmed that Interstate 10 is partially reopened in both directions with one lane of traffic in each direction at the Tex Wash Bridge in Desert Center, California.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, crews have strengthen the westbound side of the bridge on Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge in order to allow 2 way traffic, one lane in each direction, to get over the Tex Wash Bridge.

Once Interstate 10 is reopened, minor work will be performed on the westbound side and work will commence on the eastbound side of the structure to get it operational.

The existing detours that were in place when Interstate 10 was fully closed will remain in effect until the full opening of Interstate 10 happens.

Remember the detours routes as traffic may be slow and there will be delays as 2 lanes of traffic heading east and 2 lanes of traffic heading west are merged into a lane east and a lane west passing by on the Tex Wash Bridge in Desert Center, California.

On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 informed the public that California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will open Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge to traffic on Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 12:00pm PT.

Interstate 10 was fully closed after a bridge collapsed on eastbound Interstate 10 at the Tex Wash in Desert Center, California on Sunday, July 19th, 2015.

** Latest information regarding the Interstate 10 bridge collapse and closure is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/news-update-desert-center-ca-latest-information-on-interstate-10-bridge-collapse-and-closure/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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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– 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. ****

 

 

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** 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/

 

 

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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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– 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/

– 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 in Hauppauge, New York.

– Riverhead County Center, 210 Center Drive in Riverhead, New York.

– Mastic Fire House, 1088 Mastic Road in Mastic, New York.

– Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach, New York.

– Cedar Crest Park, 3340 Merrick Road in Seaford, New York.

– Christopher Marley Park, 500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn, New York.

– 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/

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

** 7:30pm PT/ 10:30pm ET on Thursday, November 8th, 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. ****

**** News Alert!!: 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. ****

** Most Recent News Update: **

– On Wednesday, a Nor’easter Storm has hit the areas affected from Hurricane Sandy.

– On Monday, the Nor’easter prompted an mandatory evacuation in the seaside town of Brick, New Jersey. More evacuation occurred 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/news/weather-forecast/northeast-chilly-new-storm-20121102

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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/

– 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 in Hauppauge, New York.

– Riverhead County Center, 210 Center Drive in Riverhead, New York.

– Mastic Fire House, 1088 Mastic Road in Mastic, New York.

– Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach, New York.

– Cedar Crest Park, 3340 Merrick Road in Seaford, New York.

– Christopher Marley Park, 500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn, New York.

– 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/

**** Helpful Information will be updated constantly with the latest information. ****
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Weather Alert!!: Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm and Hurricane Sandy.

Weather Alert!!: Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm and Hurricane Sandy.

** 11:00pm PT/ 2:00am ET on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 News Update: **

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

– A Nor’easter Storm is planning to hit areas affected Hurricane Sandy this week.

– The Nor’easter prompted an mandatory evacuation in the seaside town of Brick, New Jersey.

– 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 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.

– The National Weather Service has already 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.

– Those living in the path of the Nor’easter Storm and living in areas affected by hurricane Sandy should be prepare and get ready to evacuate if need to.

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/news/weather-forecast/northeast-chilly-new-storm-20121102
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A week after a damaging hurricane name Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States distorting both property and lives. As many people are remembering those who lost their lives and clean up the damage, many people are donating and giving thanks to those who saved lives during Hurricane Sandy.
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** Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy: **

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

** 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, 110 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: 47 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

** Damage Cost: (Estimated) **

– $50 billion dollars.

** Power Outages: **

– Around 2.4 million customers across the Eastern United States are without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.

** Connecticut: **

– 241,000 customers were without power.

** Delaware: **

– 400 customers were without power.

** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **

– 0 customers are without power.

** Kentucky: **

– 0 customers are without power.

** Maine: **

– 0 customers are without power.

** Maryland: **

– 28,600 customers are without power.

** Massachusetts: **

– 7,200 customers are without power.

** Michigan: **

– 5,000 customers are without power.

** New Hampshire: **

– 1,300 customers are without power.

** New Jersey: **

– 1.6 million customers without power.

** New York: **

– 1.3 million customers are without power.

** North Carolina: **

– Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.

** Ohio: **

– 89,000 customers are without power.

** Pennsylvania: **

– 372,000 customers are without power.

** Rhode Island: **

– 17,700 customers are without power.

** Tennessee: **

– 0 customers are without power.

** Vermont: **

– Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.

** Virginia: **

– 6,100 customers are without power.

** West Virginia: **

– 104,000 customers are without power.

** Most Recent News Update: **

– Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey will be allowed to vote on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by e-mail or fax. For more information on voting in New Jersey, please head to the New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections website at: http://nj.gov/state/elections/index.html

**** To find a Polling Place to vote, please head to the following websites: ****

– USA.Gov:

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml

– Vote411.Org:

http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address#.UJf-sm_A8rU

– CanIVote.Org:

http://www.canivote.org/

– CNN Election Center:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/vit/

– Rock The Vote Election Center:

http://www.rockthevote.com/election-center/

– According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.0 earthquake shook near Ringwood, New Jersey at around 1:19am ET on Monday, November 6th, 2012. There was no reports of damage or injuries related to the magnitude 2.0 earthquake.

For more information regarding the magnitude 2.0 earthquake, please head to the following United States Geological Survey website:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60021703#summary

– Flood water from Hurricane Sandy has flooded at the construction site near the September 11 Museum Memorial. There is at least 200 million gallons of water remaining and Construction Crews are pumping out from flood water below the streets of Downtown Manhattan, New York.

– Organizers of the New York City Marathon with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled this weekends New York City Marathon. All supplies including bottles of water, portable potties, and powered generators are reportedly going to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Walkers and runners who were going to participate in the New York City Marathon are now giving their hotel rooms to those who need them and even volunteering to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are saying that the decision to canceled the New York City Marathon was the right decision were there are many still in need of food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies in hard hit areas like in Staten Island.

– According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, restoring electricity is the top priority, reiterating Saturday that his state will hold utilities accountable if they weren’t prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Late Friday, Lower Manhattan, New York’s power came back on Friday evening with many who were in affected by that power outage cheering. Utility Crews will continue to work on other areas of the city to restore power to those who do not have power. More Utility Crews and other supplies are being flown in from other states to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

– New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie has signed an executive order implementing odd-even rationing for gas purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. This executive order means that on days that end in even numbers (November 4, 6, or 8), gas station operators can sell gas only to those with license plates whose last digit is even. On days that end in odd numbers (November 3), only those with plate numbers ending in an odd number or those with specialty plates can get gas. Only station attendants can pump gas for their customers in New Jersey.

– 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, and on Thursday, the bodies of the missing two boys who were ripped from their mother’s arms were found in Staten Island, New York.

– 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.

– Anger and concerns as many people in waterlogged neighborhood in Staten Island, New York wait for help to arrive even saying to the many journalists, “When is the government coming?” Many Staten Island, New York residents are dealing with some looters in the area. Many Staten Island, New York residents are in need of gas, food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies. Weather conditions aren’t helping the problem as very cold weather is hitting the affected areas being 50 degree temperature with more lower temperatures to come soon dropping to the low 40’s. 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, a convoy of 10 American Red Cross trucks filled with food, water, and medicine are to arrive to Staten Island, New York Thursday evening. According to the White House, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino are to travel Friday to Staten Island to meet with state and local officials and view the response and recovery efforts. Relief fund is created just for residents of hard hit Staten Island, New York City.

– According to the White House, United States President Barack Obama will have a meeting with several members of his cabinet which will included Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey on Saturday. They will spend the day in some of the hard hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be going to West Virginia and Long Island, New York. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be going to Brooklyn, New York and Manhattan, New York. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will be going to Norwalk, Connecticut and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be going to Rockaways, New York and Breeze Point, New York. Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan will be among the federal officials in Staten Island, New York, Hoboken, New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, and Jersey City, New Jersey.

– After touring damaged areas in Brigantine, New Jersey with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last Wednesday, 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.

– Many people are coming together to help their neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are being creative in helping people by setting up Charging Stations so people call recharge their cellular phones and laptops and setting up public wood fire outdoor stoves to help those who may need to cook some food.

– Hurricane Sandy destroyed contemporary and modern art works in the Art District of New York City, New York leaving many artists dumping their contemporary and modern art works into the trash cans.

– Businesses had contributed over $33 million dollars to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

– There is news reports that stock certificates worth trillions of dollars and were stored in a vault in Lower Manhattan, New York are feared to be damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.

– 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.

– 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.

– As many people affected by Hurricane Sand wait in long lines to buy gasoline, news reports of gas shortage are continuing to hit many areas that were hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many gas stations can’t pump gasoline because there is no power in the area which leaves those gas stations who do have power, trying to keep the supply of gasoline in stock.

– The Department of Homeland Security waived the Jones Act through Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 allowing Non-United States Flagged Ships to transport oil and gas from United States Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and ports in the Northeast.

– 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. 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.

– Many people in New York City, New York are divided over the plans to still have the New York City Marathon even when many people are still cleaning or are homeless because of Hurricane Sandy. Some say that the New York City Marathon will bring people together, others say the City of New York should focus on those affected by Hurricane Sandy and to work on getting power restored to the affected power outage areas.

– Broadway theaters reopened Thursday. Organizers vowed to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday. Late night shows like Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon taping their show without an audience for 2 nights because of Hurricane Sandy. Jimmy Kimmel Live held their show in Brooklyn, New York with only 1 day without an audience. Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel urged his viewer to donate to the American Red Cross who are helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

– The World Health Organization says 22 cholera treatment centers in Haiti were damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.

** Most Recent News Update information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **
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**** Pass News Update: ****

** All Over Affected States: **

– At least 23 states felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

– A total of 175 people lost their lives during Hurricane Sandy.

– At least 110 people lost their lives in the United States during Hurricane Sandy.

– Many people were injured during Hurricane Sandy.

– Damage cost from Hurricane Sandy is estimated at around $50 billion.

– 8 million people lost their power during Hurricane Sandy.

– The destruction by Hurricane Sandy came in gusty winds, water causing large waves and flooding, fires, and snow.

– New York Harbor saw surfs reaching a record of 13.88 feet.

– The United States Coast Guard rescued 14 people during Hurricane Sandy.

– Many roads, highways, interstates, bridges, and tunnels were closed during Hurricane Sandy.

– Mass Transit Systems partially were shut down temporary or were damaged severely.

– Many First Responders and Government agencies responded to the affected areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

– Many Utility, Tree, and Construction Crews were sent to the affected areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

– 3 nuclear power reactors were shut down because of Hurricane Sandy.

– 22 million gallons of unleaded gas and diesel were delivered to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy by the United States Federal Government.

– Park Rangers searched and rescued stranded hikers along the Appalachian Trail because of blizzard conditions.

– 7,400 United States 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.

– 4,000 American Red Cross Disaster Workers were sent to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy with more American Red Cross Disaster Workers on there way from other states across America.

– Donations to the American Red Cross have been pouring in from all over the Country and the globe. The American Red Cross received nearly $35 million dollars through early morning of Friday, November 2nd, 2012. The American Red Cross has been operating emergency shelters to victims of Hurricane Sandy where caring and hard working volunteers offering food, water, and relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since Thurday, November 1st, 2012, the American Red Cross has housed almost 6,800 people in nearly 100 American Red Cross emergency shelters in 8 Hurricane Sandy affected states. The American Red Cross delivered over 852,000 ready-to-eat meals and snacks, and served over 215,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy. 25,000 Blankets were sent to American Red Cross emergency shelters in Staten Island, New York, Coney Island, New York, and Rockaways, New York. Donations to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief have already exceeded the $8 million dollars given.


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A Message From Zachary A. Lopez and Everybody at ZachNews:

Hurricane Sandy slammed into 9 States in the eastern coastline of the United States late Sunday and early 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, flooding and devastating whole neighborhoods in Staten Island, 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. are devastating.

As many clean up and try to cope with the destruction around them, many people from across the county and around the globe are answering the call to help those affected by Hurricane sandy. From donation food, clothing, blanks, water, flashlights, and sleeping bags, and donating blood; to volunteering in the clean up of communities and passing out food and water to people in the community; and even setting up community outdoor wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to help those who may need to cook some food or charge their cellular phone.

Our thoughts go out to everybody in the path of Hurricane Sandy. We stand united together to help and care for the many people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

May we all come together to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please donate and volunteer for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. No matter the amount you donate, ever cent counts.

To all the emergency responders and the many caring and helpful good samaritans, stay safe and thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

To all who are volunteering who are there in the Hurricane Sandy affected areas cleaning up neighborhoods, serving food, or setting up community wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to battery charge equipment, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

To all who have donated money, food, water, blanks, sleeping bags, jackets, tents, flashlights, heaters, barbecues, toilet paper, kids toys, medical supplies, and many other items, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

We Will Not Let Hurricane Sandy Bring Us Down For We Are All United Together as A Family.

Take Care, Stay Strong, and Do Not Give Up East Coast Family.
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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/

– 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

– 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 Emergency Management Agency:

http://www.fema.gov/

**** Helpful Information will be updated constantly with the latest information. ****
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Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy.

 

** 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET on Monday, November 5th, 2012 News Update: **

 

 

A week after a damaging hurricane name Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States distorting both property and lives. As many people are remembering those who lost their lives and clean up the damage, many people are donating and giving thanks to those who saved lives during Hurricane Sandy.

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** Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy: **

 

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

 

 

** 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, 110 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: 47 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

 

 

** Damage Cost: (Estimated) **

 

– $50 billion dollars.

 

 

** Power Outages: **

 

– Around 2.4 million customers across the Eastern United States are without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.

 

 

** Connecticut: **

 

241,000 customers were without power.

 

 

** Delaware: **

 

– 400 customers were without power.

 

 

** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **

 

– 0 customers are without power.

 

 

** Kentucky: **

 

– 0 customers are without power.

 

 

** Maine: **

 

– 0 customers are without power.

 

 

** Maryland: **

 

– 28,600 customers are without power.

 

 

** Massachusetts: **

 

– 7,200 customers are without power.

 

 

** Michigan: **

 

– 5,000 customers are without power.

 

 

** New Hampshire: **

 

– 1,300 customers are without power.

 

 

** New Jersey: **

 

– 1.6 million customers without power.

 

 

** New York: **

 

– 1.3 million customers are without power.

 

 

** North Carolina: **

 

– Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.

 

 

** Ohio: **

 

– 89,000 customers are without power.

 

 

** Pennsylvania: **

 

– 372,000 customers are without power.

 

 

** Rhode Island: **

 

– 17,700 customers are without power.

 

 

** Tennessee: **

 

– 0 customers are without power.

 

 

** Vermont: **

 

– Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.

 

 

** Virginia: **

 

– 6,100 customers are without power.

 

 

** West Virginia: **

 

– 104,000 customers are without power.

 

 

** Most Recent News Update: **

 

– Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey will be allowed to vote on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by e-mail or fax. For more information on voting in New Jersey, please head to the New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections website at: http://nj.gov/state/elections/index.html

 

 

**** To find a Polling Place to vote, please head to the following websites: ****

 

– USA.Gov:

 

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml

 

 

– Vote411.Org:

 

http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address#.UJf-sm_A8rU

 

 

– CanIVote.Org:

 

http://www.canivote.org/

 

 

– CNN Election Center:

 

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/vit/

 

 

– Rock The Vote Election Center:

 

http://www.rockthevote.com/election-center/

 

 

– According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.0 earthquake shook near Ringwood, New Jersey at around 1:19am ET on Monday, November 6th, 2012. There was no reports of damage or injuries related to the magnitude 2.0 earthquake.

 

For more information regarding the magnitude 2.0 earthquake, please head to the following United States Geological Survey website:

 

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60021703#summary

 

 

– Flood water from Hurricane Sandy has flooded at the construction site near the September 11 Museum Memorial. There is at least 200 million gallons of water remaining and Construction Crews are pumping out from flood water below the streets of Downtown Manhattan, New York.

 

– Organizers of the New York City Marathon with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled this weekends New York City Marathon. All supplies including bottles of water, portable potties, and powered generators are reportedly going to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Walkers and runners who were going to participate in the New York City Marathon are now giving their hotel rooms to those who need them and even volunteering to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are saying that the decision to canceled the New York City Marathon was the right decision were there are many still in need of food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies in hard hit areas like in Staten Island.

 

– According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, restoring electricity is the top priority, reiterating Saturday that his state will hold utilities accountable if they weren’t prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Late Friday, Lower Manhattan, New York’s power came back on Friday evening with many who were in affected by that power outage cheering. Utility Crews will continue to work on other areas of the city to restore power to those who do not have power. More Utility Crews and other supplies are being flown in from other states to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

– New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie has signed an executive order implementing odd-even rationing for gas purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. This executive order means that on days that end in even numbers (November 4, 6, or 8), gas station operators can sell gas only to those with license plates whose last digit is even. On days that end in odd numbers (November 3), only those with plate numbers ending in an odd number or those with specialty plates can get gas. Only station attendants can pump gas for their customers in New Jersey.

 

– 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, and on Thursday, the bodies of the missing two boys who were ripped from their mother’s arms were found in Staten Island, New York.

 

– 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.

 

– Anger and concerns as many people in waterlogged neighborhood in Staten Island, New York wait for help to arrive even saying to the many journalists, “When is the government coming?” Many Staten Island, New York residents are dealing with some looters in the area. Many Staten Island, New York residents are in need of gas, food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies. Weather conditions aren’t helping the problem as very cold weather is hitting the affected areas being 50 degree temperature with more lower temperatures to come soon dropping to the low 40’s. 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, a convoy of 10 American Red Cross trucks filled with food, water, and medicine are to arrive to Staten Island, New York Thursday evening. According to the White House, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino are to travel Friday to Staten Island to meet with state and local officials and view the response and recovery efforts. Relief fund is created just for residents of hard hit Staten Island, New York City.

 

– According to the White House, United States President Barack Obama will have a meeting with several members of his cabinet which will included Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey on Saturday. They will spend the day in some of the hard hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be going to West Virginia and Long Island, New York. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be going to Brooklyn, New York and Manhattan, New York. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will be going to Norwalk, Connecticut and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be going to Rockaways, New York and Breeze Point, New York. Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan will be among the federal officials in Staten Island, New York, Hoboken, New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, and Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

– After touring damaged areas in Brigantine, New Jersey with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last Wednesday, 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.

 

– Many people are coming together to help their neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are being creative in helping people by setting up Charging Stations so people call recharge their cellular phones and laptops and setting up public wood fire outdoor stoves to help those who may need to cook some food.

 

– Hurricane Sandy destroyed contemporary and modern art works in the Art District of New York City, New York leaving many artists dumping their contemporary and modern art works into the trash cans.

 

– Businesses had contributed over $33 million dollars to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

– There is news reports that stock certificates worth trillions of dollars and were stored in a vault in Lower Manhattan, New York are feared to be damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.

 

– 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.

 

– 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.

 

– As many people affected by Hurricane Sand wait in long lines to buy gasoline, news reports of gas shortage are continuing to hit many areas that were hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many gas stations can’t pump gasoline because there is no power in the area which leaves those gas stations who do have power, trying to keep the supply of gasoline in stock.

 

– The Department of Homeland Security waived the Jones Act through Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 allowing Non-United States Flagged Ships to transport oil and gas from United States Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and ports in the Northeast.

 

– 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. 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.

 

– Many people in New York City, New York are divided over the plans to still have the New York City Marathon even when many people are still cleaning or are homeless because of Hurricane Sandy. Some say that the New York City Marathon will bring people together, others say the City of New York should focus on those affected by Hurricane Sandy and to work on getting power restored to the affected power outage areas.

 

– Broadway theaters reopened Thursday. Organizers vowed to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday. Late night shows like Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon taping their show without an audience for 2 nights because of Hurricane Sandy. Jimmy Kimmel Live held their show in Brooklyn, New York with only 1 day without an audience. Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel urged his viewer to donate to the American Red Cross who are helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

– The World Health Organization says 22 cholera treatment centers in Haiti were damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

** Most Recent News Update information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **

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**** Pass News Update: ****

 

** All Over Affected States: **

 

– At least 23 states felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

 

– A total of 175 people lost their lives during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– At least 110 people lost their lives in the United States during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– Many people were injured during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– Damage cost from Hurricane Sandy is estimated at around $50 billion.

 

– 8 million people lost their power during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– The destruction by Hurricane Sandy came in gusty winds, water causing large waves and flooding, fires, and snow.

 

– New York Harbor saw surfs reaching a record of 13.88 feet.

 

– The United States Coast Guard rescued 14 people during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– Many roads, highways, interstates, bridges, and tunnels were closed during Hurricane Sandy.

 

– Mass Transit Systems partially were shut down temporary or were damaged severely.

 

– Many First Responders and Government agencies responded to the affected areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

 

– Many Utility, Tree, and Construction Crews were sent to the affected areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

 

– 3 nuclear power reactors were shut down because of Hurricane Sandy.

 

– 22 million gallons of unleaded gas and diesel were delivered to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy by the United States Federal Government.

 

– Park Rangers searched and rescued stranded hikers along the Appalachian Trail because of blizzard conditions.

 

– 7,400 United States 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.

 

– 4,000 American Red Cross Disaster Workers were sent to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy with more American Red Cross Disaster Workers on there way from other states across America.

 

– Donations to the American Red Cross have been pouring in from all over the Country and the globe. The American Red Cross received nearly $35 million dollars through early morning of Friday, November 2nd, 2012. The American Red Cross has been operating emergency shelters to victims of Hurricane Sandy where caring and hard working volunteers offering food, water, and relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since Thurday, November 1st, 2012, the American Red Cross has housed almost 6,800 people in nearly 100 American Red Cross emergency shelters in 8 Hurricane Sandy affected states. The American Red Cross delivered over 852,000 ready-to-eat meals and snacks, and served over 215,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy. 25,000 Blankets were sent to American Red Cross emergency shelters in Staten Island, New York, Coney Island, New York, and Rockaways, New York. Donations to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief have already exceeded the $8 million dollars given.

 

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A Message From Zachary A. Lopez and Everybody at ZachNews:

 

Hurricane Sandy slammed into 9 States in the eastern coastline of the United States late Sunday and early 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, flooding and devastating whole neighborhoods in Staten Island, 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. are devastating.

 

As many clean up and try to cope with the destruction around them, many people from across the county and around the globe are answering the call to help those affected by Hurricane sandy. From donation food, clothing, blanks, water, flashlights, and sleeping bags, and donating blood; to volunteering in the clean up of communities and passing out food and water to people in the community; and even setting up community outdoor wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to help those who may need to cook some food or charge their cellular phone.

 

Our thoughts go out to everybody in the path of Hurricane Sandy. We stand united together to help and care for the many people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

May we all come together to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please donate and volunteer for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. No matter the amount you donate, ever cent counts.

 

To all the emergency responders and the many caring and helpful good samaritans, stay safe and thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

To all who are volunteering who are there in the Hurricane Sandy affected areas cleaning up neighborhoods, serving food, or setting up community wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to battery charge equipment, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

To all who have donated money, food, water, blanks, sleeping bags, jackets, tents, flashlights, heaters, barbecues, toilet paper, kids toys, medical supplies, and many other items, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

We Will Not Let Hurricane Sandy Bring Us Down For We Are All United Together as A Family.

 

Take Care, Stay Strong, and Do Not Give Up East Coast Family.

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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/

 

 

– 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

 

 

– 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 Emergency Management Agency:

 

http://www.fema.gov/

 

 

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

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