Hurricane Sandy

U.S. safety board blames captain for 2012 Bounty sinking

By Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sinking of the tall ship Bounty off the North Carolin…

  • Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed … Mon, 10 Feb, 2014

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has ruled the captain's "reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy" was the … More »Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed …

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has ruled the captain's "reckless decision to sail into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy" was the probable cause for the high-profile sinking of the Nova Scotia-built HMS Bounty in 2012.

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York
    Bloomberg donates $2.5 million to U.S. Senate Democrats Tue, 7 Jan, 2014

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $2.5 million to a political action committee that aims to help U.S. Senate Democrats maintain their majority … More »Bloomberg donates $2.5 million to U.S. Senate Democrats

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $2.5 million to a political action committee that aims to help U.S. Senate Democrats maintain their majority in next year's congressional elections, a Bloomberg aide said on Tuesday. Bloomberg, an independent who stepped down last week after 12 years as New York …

  • New York to spend $37.5 million on LaGuardia Airport flood defenses Sun, 17 Nov, 2013

    New York State plans to spend $37.5 million on flood barriers and improved drainage at LaGuardia Airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, a little more than a year … More »New York to spend $37.5 million on LaGuardia Airport flood defenses

    New York State plans to spend $37.5 million on flood barriers and improved drainage at LaGuardia Airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, a little more than a year after flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy closed the facility for three days. Work has already begun on the projects, which include building barriers around …

  • Column: A year after Sandy, New York's inequality grows Wed, 30 Oct, 2013

    By David Rohde When Hurricane Sandy engulfed New York a year ago, David Del Valle helped me instead of his mother. Del Valle's choice was not voluntary. For the last … More »Column: A year after Sandy, New York's inequality grows

    By David Rohde When Hurricane Sandy engulfed New York a year ago, David Del Valle helped me instead of his mother. Del Valle's choice was not voluntary. For the last 10 years, the 48-year-old New Yorker has worked as a doorman at the hotel where my wife, daughter and I stayed after being ordered to evacuate our apartment …

  • A year after Sandy, many still rebuilding damaged homes Tue, 29 Oct, 2013

    By Victoria Cavaliere and Dave Warner NEW YORK/SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Victims of Superstorm Sandy returned the waterfront where their neighbors and loved … More »A year after Sandy, many still rebuilding damaged homes

    By Victoria Cavaliere and Dave Warner NEW YORK/SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Victims of Superstorm Sandy returned the waterfront where their neighbors and loved ones were killed a year ago Tuesday, honoring the dead while many are still struggling to rebuild their damaged homes. The former Hurricane Sandy made landfall …

  • By Siddhartha Mahanta A year ago, Hurricane Sandy revealed harrowing realities about the basic systems New Yorkers rely on every day. We now know, for example, what happens when fuel supply lines get cut and electricity goes down: mob battles at gas stations and, more terrifying, empty shelves at food stores. Worse, such …

  • By Bas Jonkman and Mathijs Van Ledden One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy, perhaps the largest Atlantic storm ever, began its path of destruction in New York City. It ultimately killed almost 300 people across seven countries. In the United States alone, the fierce storm left an estimated $70 billion in damage in its …

  • By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - A year after Hurricane Sandy left Santiago de Cuba in shambles, the streets are clear and power, communications and water are back to normal, but residents of Cuba's second city are still struggling with the aftermath of the mighty storm. Sandy, carrying 124-mph (200-km) winds, caught the …

  • U.S. long-distance swimmer Nyad begins her 48 hour continuous swim at Herald Square in New York

    By Luke Swiderski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diana Nyad, the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida without a cage, completed her latest endurance swim on Thursday without having to worry about sharks, jellyfish or the current. Her 48-hour continuous charity swim in New York City raised more than $100,000 for …

  • (Reuters) - National Grid Plc will pay more than $6.3 million to compensate employees in New York and Massachusetts who were not properly paid in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy because of problems with a new computerized payroll system. The utility will pay $750 to each of the more than 8,500 hourly workers affected by …

  • By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - An elderly New Jersey couple has accepted $1 to settle litigation over the building of sand dunes that blocked the panoramic beachfront and ocean view from their home, the state said on Wednesday. Governor Chris Christie separately issued an executive order directing Acting Attorney General …

  • (Reuters) - A massive fire burned several blocks of boardwalk and businesses on Thursday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, a shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said 20 businesses had been damaged in a six-block length of the boardwalk and firefighters …

  • U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad walks to dry sand, completing her swim from Cuba as she arrives in Key West

    By Michael Haskins KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old American woman who swam from Cuba to Florida, vowed on Tuesday to raise money for victims of terrorism and natural disasters with endurance swims in a pool, saying "I am through with the ocean." Nyad said she would undertake long-distance swims …

  • Since Hurricane Sandy devastated Rockaway Beach in the New York City borough of Queens last October, Michael Diamond, known best as the Beastie Boy's Mike D, has been serving up 200 to 500 free meals a day from his Rockaway … Continue reading →

  • A Charlottetown woman has returned back to the Island after a three-week stint helping people who were left homeless following Hurricane Sandy last fall.