In other news Wednesday, Sandy victims and Northeast residents braced for another storm scheduled to hit the already battered East Coast, bringing powerful wind, heavy rain, and even snow. Hundreds of scheduled flights have been cancelled. Also Wall Street saw one of its worst days of the year. Continue reading
Red Hook is a remarkably close-knit and neighborly community. Sandy tested that social infrastructure but did not damage it, even though half the neighborhood lacks power and hundreds of residents have lost piles of personal possessions and family memorabilia.
In Staten Island, one of New York City’s boroughs hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, custodians worked quickly to clean up schools that had functioned as shelters in time for classes to restart on Monday. Centers for residents to pick up donated supplies and receive counseling also opened for business. Continue reading
In New York and New Jersey, access to basic supplies remain limited and hundreds of thousands of people went without power or heat as temperatures dropped into the 30s. Kwame Holman reports. Then, special correspondent Rick Karr examines how the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn is coping with damage from superstorm Sandy. Continue reading
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hurricane Sandy might have saved its fullest fury for America’s mid-Atlantic coast, but its earlier blows in the Caribbean wreaked havoc in Haiti. Already struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Isaac in August, which in … Continue reading
Extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings in the Northeast has limited access to critical supplies of gasoline, electricity and clean water up and down the Jersey coastline and in New York City. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times’ Patrick McGeehan about the state of New York’s five boroughs, where patience wears thin. Continue reading
The U.S. Northeast began crawling back to normal on Wednesday, Oct. 31, after monster storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 45 people in nine states with a massive storm surge and rain that caused epic flooding. Here, images of Sandy’s devastation in New Jersey. Continue reading
Up and down the New Jersey coast, towns begin what is expected to be a long process of recovery and rebuilding in the wake of devastating destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez report on challenges for affected communities. Plus, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Manhattan on the storm’s impact on businesses. Continue reading