Hurricane Sandy

FEMA settles first wave of NY, NJ Sandy insurance litigation

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal disaster relief officials have settled with a fi…

New York court gives FEMA more time to help settle Sandy litigation

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal court in New York has indefinitely suspended …

  • Uber limits price hikes in New York City snowstorm Tue, 27 Jan, 2015

    (Reuters) - Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service that has attracted criticism for jacking up prices at times of high demand, has told New York City customers that … More »Uber limits price hikes in New York City snowstorm

    (Reuters) - Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service that has attracted criticism for jacking up prices at times of high demand, has told New York City customers that it will charge no more than 2.8 times the usual fare for trips during the snowstorm that began hitting the city on Monday. The company is hoping to head …

  • New York state to set up upstate fuel reserve in November Wed, 29 Oct, 2014

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available … More »New York state to set up upstate fuel reserve in November

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency such as 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of …

  • Actors depicting the legends of ghosts are seen inside Nightmare: New York, a haunted house for adults, in New York
    Haunted houses for adults in demand, spark community outrage Tue, 28 Oct, 2014

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - On a recent October night, Ruben Perez's friends set out to show him the worst that New York City has to offer. All were part … More »Haunted houses for adults in demand, spark community outrage

    Actors depicting the legends of ghosts are seen inside Nightmare: New York, a haunted house for adults, in New York

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - On a recent October night, Ruben Perez's friends set out to show him the worst that New York City has to offer. All were part of the Halloween scene at Nightmare New York, a haunted house for adults. With Hollywood-grade stagecraft and professional actors, haunted houses are in …

  • Canada's lack of leadership on climate issues alarming Mon, 22 Sep, 2014

    It is a message the Canadian government refuses to hear even as more people in aboriginal communities get sick, as more people die, as drinking water remains contaminated and … More »Canada's lack of leadership on climate issues alarming

    It is a message the Canadian government refuses to hear even as more people in aboriginal communities get sick, as more people die, as drinking water remains contaminated and as air fills with toxic plumes with the stench of crude oil. More than 300,000 people met in New York City on Sunday for the largest climate march in …

  • Cuba's President Castro shakes hands with China's President Xi during a meeting in Havana's Revolution Palace
    Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution Wed, 23 Jul, 2014

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the … More »Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution

    Cuba's President Castro shakes hands with China's President Xi during a meeting in Havana's Revolution Palace

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island’s independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro’s revolution began. The Chinese president also met with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, …

  • China's President Xi waits to greet Cuba's First Vice President of the Council of State Diaz-Canel in Beijing

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island that China will finally invest in the country after a number of important deals never materialized. Xi was to meet with President Raul Castro on Tuesday and then fly to Santiago …

  • A firefighter climbs a staircase to the second floor of the charred remains of the Mariner's Cove Inn in Point Pleasant Beach

    By Dave Warner POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (Reuters) - An early morning fire tore through a Jersey Shore motel popular with fishermen on Friday, killing four people and critically injuring three others, law enforcement officials said. Beach breezes whipped up the flames that engulfed the two-story Mariner's Cove …

  • By Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sinking of the tall ship Bounty off the North Carolina coast in 2012 was likely caused by the captain's "reckless decision" to sail the vessel into the path of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. Captain Robin Walbridge, 63, and a crew …

  • 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

    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 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …