Hurricane Sandy

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Superstorm's 'Strangest Story' a Tale of Wine, Ruin

WineCare's high-profile clients still don't know if their tony bottles are OK

(Newser) - The New York Times today shares what it's calling "one of the strangest stories to emerge from" Superstorm Sandy: that of WineCare, a tony Manhattan wine storage facility that has been all but mum in the eight months since it was flooded in the storm. The players in... More »

Storm's Gift: Message in Bottle From Dead Daughter

Sidonie Fery's message washes ashore 12 years later

(Newser) - At first glance, the green plastic ginger ale bottle on the beach looked just like another of the billions of pieces of debris splayed across Northeast coastlines after Superstorm Sandy. But this bottle, which would fetch a nickel at the recycling center, is worth everything to a grieving mother who... More »

Lady Liberty Reopens for 4th

Iconic statue has been closed since Hurricane Sandy

(Newser) - The Statue of Liberty finally reopened today, months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor, as Americans across the country marked the Fourth of July with fireworks and barbecues. A large crowd gathered for the holiday and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Liberty Island with federal officials and... More »

Obama, Christie Rekindle a Political Friendship

President tours Jersey Shore

(Newser) - President Obama today reunited with one of his biggest political pals of last year as he and New Jersey's Chris Christie did a post-hurricane tour of the Jersey Shore. Obama's big quote, as per the Star-Ledger :
  • “We understand there’s still a lot of work to be
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Red Cross Sitting on a Third of Sandy Donations

$110M remains unspent

(Newser) - The Red Cross was the top recipient of donations after Superstorm Sandy, bringing in $303 million to help victims. But as of mid-April, $110 million of that remained unused, the organization says. Though the Red Cross—and some disaster relief experts—says that's a good move, allowing it to... More »

Hurricane Forecast Doesn't Look Good

70% chance that this year will be more active than average: NOAA

(Newser) - Unwelcome news on the heels of the devastation in Oklahoma: This year's hurricane season could be busier than usual. That from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which today released its annual prediction for the season, which begins June 1 and lasts six months. Federal forecasters say there's... More »

NY Rep to Okla. Senator: I'll Overlook Your Hypocrisy

Inhofe opposed Sandy aid but wants tornado aid

(Newser) - You knew this was coming: Peter King, who fought hard for Superstorm Sandy aid for his home state of New York, thinks there's "a lot of hypocrisy" when it comes to lawmakers who opposed Sandy aid but are in favor of tornado aid. The subject of his attention... More »

Oklahoma's Coburn: I Want Offsets to Pay for Tornado Aid

But Obama promises resources for disaster

(Newser) - Tom Coburn represents Oklahoma, so you might expect him to call for tornado relief to flow to his state no matter the cost—but you'd be wrong. Instead, the Republican senator is demanding that all aid to his state be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget, a spokesman... More »

Sandy Victims Sue to Stay in Hotels

Tens of thousands remain homeless

(Newser) - New Yorkers left homeless after Hurricane Sandy were supposed to leave their city-funded hotel rooms today—but they've sued to extend their stay. The suit, which argues that the city hasn't kept its promise to help them find new homes, seems to have some traction: A judge yesterday... More »

Rich Defend Beach Homes ... but Put Beach at Risk

Environmentalists complain beach fortifications will increase erosion

(Newser) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many of the uber-rich who have multimillion-dollar beach homes in the tony town of Southampton, NY, are seeking to keep the ocean from their mansions. They've been spending big bucks ($50,000, in one case, and that could be on the low end)... More »

Statue of Liberty to Reopen by July 4

It's been closed since Hurricane Sandy blew in

(Newser) - The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by July 4, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy. The statue in New York City's harbor was spared damage from the October storm, but Liberty Island, where the statue sits, was badly damaged. Sandy came one... More »

Last NJ Town Shut by Sandy Reopens

State lets residents return, but many still can't

(Newser) - For the first time in almost four months, residents are living again in Mantoloking, a well-off New Jersey beach town that suffered some of the worst of Superstorm Sandy's wrath. Town officials allowed residents to return yesterday to stay. It's the last New Jersey community to hit that... More »

New Problem for Sandy Homeowners: Copper Bandits

At least 32 pipe thefts in one community: police

(Newser) - Homeowners in one Jersey shore community have already seen their houses ravaged by superstorm Sandy—and now copper bandits are adding insult to injury, NBC New York reports. Police say at least 32 copper pipe thefts have been reported in the area, many of them from still-vacant homes. And the... More »

Sandy 2nd-Costliest Hurricane in US History

It caused $50B in damage, second only to Katrina

(Newser) - The National Hurricane Center says Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern US in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation's history. The center released a report today that attributes 72 deaths in the US directly to Sandy, from Maryland to New Hampshire. That's... More »

Chris Christie Once Again Gives Obama Some Lovin'

Describes meeting with president in January as 'a lot of fun'

(Newser) - The Chris Christie-Barack Obama bromance lives on. At a keynote speech in front of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce last night, Gov. Christie had some more glowing words for the president vis-à-vis Hurricane Sandy, reports Buzzfeed . Christie announced that he wanted to end his speech by publicly thanking... More »

Congress OKs $50B Sandy Aid Bill

Lawmakers win battle against fiscal conservatives

(Newser) - Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Obama for his signature. The Senate today cleared the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers say the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region's worst storms. The House... More »

House OKs $50.7B for Superstorm Sandy

Measure goes back to Senate for expected quick approval

(Newser) - The House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims of Superstorm Sandy tonight as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed party divisions . The 241-180 vote came more than 10 weeks after the storm brutalized parts of the Northeast. The Senate is expected to... More »

NY Man Wages War Against Con Ed, Wants It Banned

Robert Prignoli sues power company for $500M in wake of Sandy

(Newser) - Robert Prignoli's Staten Island home was not damaged during Superstorm Sandy; its basement didn't flood; and there were no downed power lines in his neighborhood, thanks to the fact that they're underground. Yet he was still without power for 17 days, while nearly everyone else on his... More »

Man Climbs Sandy-Hit Coaster, Plants Flag

38-year-old arrested for trespassing

(Newser) - Daring and patriotic, or reckless and stupid? You be the judge: A 38-year-old man was arrested today after climbing a roller coaster that had been swept out to sea by Hurricane Sandy and planting an American flag on it, NBC 4 New York reports. Christopher Angulo reached the coaster via... More »

Christie 'Prayed' for Sandy: Top NJ Dem

Stephen Sweeney immediately apologizes for remark

(Newser) - A top New Jersey state senator is in hot water after accusing Gov. Chris Christie of "praying" for Hurricane Sandy. Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney was discussing what he sees as Christie's failed economic agenda at a press conference yesterday when he made the comment:
  • "We gave
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