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« Reply #180 on: November 10, 2012, 08:20:06 PM »

Sandy Relief Likely Greatest Since Katrina; Donations Lag Behind Japan, Haiti
11/09/12 02:54 PM ET EST


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Major Evan Hickman, who is leading the Salvation Army's New York-area relief effort, said his region will need a sustained fundraising effort to respond to Sandy. This week it was serving more than 500,000 meals a day with partner charities and distributing thousands of relief supplies.

People who haven't lived through a hurricane or seen the destruction up close may not realize the full impact, he said.

"It's going to be a long, long term of recovery," Hickman said. "It's time for people just to really dig deep and maybe make a Christmas gift come a little bit early and pick up their cellphone and text us or send us a check. Now is the time to do that."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/hurricane-sandy-biggest-relief_n_2102588.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

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« Reply #181 on: November 10, 2012, 09:43:35 PM »

National Grid On Power Restoration: Under Circumstances, We’ve Performed ‘Extremely Well’
Angry Customers Stage Protest At LIPA News Conference In Oceanside
November 9, 2012 11:08 PM


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – There was still no light Friday night for hundreds of thousands of Long Island homes.

About 150,000 frustrated Long Island Power Authority customers said the company was giving them the run-around and they want to know why.

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What started as a news conference by the utility to inform the public on its progress in the restoration effort turned into an angry protest by frustrated customers.

More than 500 residents of Oceanside chanted “LIPA sucks” and said the utility has failed to provide information, give estimates as to when power will be restored, and dispatch workers to the hardest-hit communities.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/09/lipa-brings-in-more-manpower-to-restore-power-to-thousands/




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« Reply #182 on: November 11, 2012, 11:07:41 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/11/saving-memories-scattered-by-sandy/
Saving memories scattered by Sandy
November 11, 2012

Amid the wreckage wrought by superstorm Sandy, one Jersey Shore woman who lost her home is fighting to salvage something priceless for neighbors and strangers alike -- memories.

Sifting through piles of rubble, curbside trash and litter scattered by the winds that devastated her community of Union Beach, N.J., Jeannette Van Houten has collected hundreds of photographs. Some are remarkably intact; others are tattered or stained by water. Some depict children still not grown, while others show long-deceased subjects in black and white, smiling across generations. Each is precious to Van Houten, who aims to return them to those who would hold them dear.
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"I started finding them the day after the storm when I was walking along the water looking at all the damage," Van Houten said.

She has gathered more than 300 photos, some of which date back as far as the 1920s. She's posted the images on a Facebook page to help reunite them with the people who treasure them. One such person was Carol Stenquist, who Van Houten met in a chance Election Day encounter at Borough Hall, where townspeople gathered to commiserate and cast their ballots.

Van Houten recognized Stenquist, an election worker, from three photographs from her burgeoning collection. Stenquist was stunned when Van Houten returned two Easter portraits she took with her grandchildren and a snapshot of Stenquist with a friend at an American Legion convention in Wildwood, N.J.

“It’s amazing. I lost everything," Stenquist told FoxNews.com moments after getting the photos back. "To be able to have a little piece of my past…it’s too much for words.
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Van Houten's efforts have attracted far-flung attention. She said she has been contacted by a company that specializes in photo restoration that wants to help save damaged pictures. And strangely, Van Houten recently learned that a New Yorker some 12 miles up  the coastline found a photograph washed ashore there last week.
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« Reply #183 on: November 11, 2012, 09:32:23 PM »

Tragic find on Staten I.
Last Updated: 6:12 AM, November 11, 2012
Posted: 12:30 AM, November 11, 2012

 
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Cops found the body of David Maxwell in his Staten Island home on Friday after it lay undiscovered for 11 days — with his neighbors thinking he had fled before the storm.

The 66-year-old lived alone with his cat — which also died — in the modest yellow, two-family house on Mapleton Avenue in Midland Beach. The home now stands in a flooded wasteland of trash, ruined furniture, mold and mildew.

Neighbors said they checked on Maxwell, an avid stamp collector, the day the storm struck, but no one answered the door of his first-floor home, so they assumed he fled.

“Everyone rushed to his building on the first day because the water was getting so high,” said neighbor Elaine Walter, 52.

“We knocked on his door and nobody answered.

Neighbors said authorities were called to check on him a week after the storm — but no one came.

“It’s so strange that it took this long for him to be found,” Walter added.

And tragic.

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An autopsy yesterday ruled the cause of death was drowning, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/tragic_find_on_staten_4m5sDYTkPz0wUKJoOxHHhN
 

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« Reply #184 on: November 11, 2012, 09:38:13 PM »

Generator sickens family; mom charged
Originally published: November 11, 2012 8:51 AM
Updated: November 11, 2012 9:04 PM


A New Cassel woman has been arraigned on reckless endangerment and related charges after she allegedly operated a generator inside her house, poisoning her family with toxic fumes, Nassau police said.

Judith Edouard-Neus, 45, brought the generator into her Park Avenue home and started it before leaving for work early Friday morning, police said.

When she returned about nine hours later, about 2 p.m., her four children, aged 1, 3, 5 and 7, were nauseated, dizzy and vomiting, police said. One of two women in the home, aged 76 and 77, was unconscious, police said.

The victims were taken to hospitals, but police did not know their conditions last evening.

Edouard-Neus was arrested and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/generator-sickens-family-mom-charged-1.4210822
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« Reply #185 on: November 12, 2012, 12:31:50 PM »

Battery Tunnel reopens Monday morning but only for express buses into Manhattan

Superstorm Sandy caused flooding that left 43 million gallons of water in each of the two tubes. Officials also said the Long Island Rail Road will have service on 10 of 11 branches Monday but on a reduced weekday schedule.

By Irving Dejohn , Pete Donohue AND Kenneth Lovett / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 9:11 PM
Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 11:00 PM



The Battery Tunnel will reopen Monday morning, but only for express buses into Manhattan, officials announced Sunday.

One lane of one tube will be used for commuters in the morning and again for outbound buses between 3 and 7 p.m., officials said.

Hurricane Sandy caused flooding that left an estimated 43 million gallons of water in each of the two tubes of the crossing, which is officially called the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel.

“The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is the longest under-river vehicular tunnel in North America, and no one has ever faced a challenge like this,” MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said. “It was filled floor to ceiling for more than a mile with water and debris. The fact that it is now ready for limited commuter service is a testament to the skill and dedication of our hard-working MTA Bridges and Tunnels employees.”

 “It was our Katrina,” said one worker from Queens Sunday. “The hardest thing was getting the water out. We were lying miles of pipe.”

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Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/battery-tunnel-reopens-monday-morning-express-buses-manhattan-article-1.1200415#ixzz2C1wUzvaw
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« Reply #186 on: November 12, 2012, 12:33:52 PM »

You don't know what a relief it is to have that Tunnel opened again.  Our commute has been a nightmare.  It has taken me between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to get to and from work.  I know it only one lane that is opened but it is for buses which should ease the traffic jam.  
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« Reply #187 on: November 12, 2012, 01:14:23 PM »

You don't know what a relief it is to have that Tunnel opened again.  Our commute has been a nightmare.  It has taken me between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to get to and from work.  I know it only one lane that is opened but it is for buses which should ease the traffic jam.  

 
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« Reply #188 on: November 12, 2012, 01:23:31 PM »

You don't know what a relief it is to have that Tunnel opened again.  Our commute has been a nightmare.  It has taken me between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to get to and from work.  I know it only one lane that is opened but it is for buses which should ease the traffic jam.  

 
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« Reply #189 on: November 12, 2012, 05:28:29 PM »

We took a ride to Saybrook point today in CT and it was a mess the black granite bar was in the lower parking lot  in large pieces I took  a small piece::MonkeyNoNo::
The water must have come up so far over the sea wall that it took out the miniature golf course.
 This was all that was left to the beautiful new walkway that was just finished from last years storm


 Most of the house's were OK lots of sand in the roads had to go in 4 wheel drive  Hubby's Family homes were all boarded up and look OK. We lucked out on this one..
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« Reply #190 on: November 13, 2012, 11:46:25 AM »

Not so bad her today it's been warm snow has already melted to about 4''
Its going to be in the upper 50's tomorrow 


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« Reply #191 on: November 13, 2012, 03:20:17 PM »

New Jersey ends gasoline rationing from storms
Published November 13, 2012


MIDDLETOWN, N.J. –  Gasoline rationing imposed in 12 counties after Superstorm Sandy has ended.

The odd-even rationing began Nov. 3 because some gas stations couldn't get fuel while others didn't have electricity to pump it.

Gov. Chris Christie says gas supplies are plentiful and there are no more lines of motorists waiting for fuel.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/13/new-jersey-ends-gasoline-rationing-from-storms/?test=latestnews

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« Reply #192 on: November 13, 2012, 06:00:58 PM »

Power trips: Workers came from afar to help Sandy recovery efforts
Published November 13, 2012


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In all, workers from at least 30 states converged on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to help with the recovery effort. Most were from utility crews, such as Georgia Power, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Clark Public Utilities, in Columbia, Wash., and even Hydro-Quebec, of Canada.

There were also state troopers from as far away as Mississippi, FEMA workers from all around the nation, volunteers from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other nonprofits and countless workers from smaller companies who dropped what they were doing back home to answer the call..

For utility workers who had the all-important task of restoring power to millions of residents who endured days and even weeks of darkness, local utilities turned to mutual assistance agencies, which locate and help deploy available utility crews and equipment to repair lines, erect poles, trim trees and whatever else needs to be done to get the juice flowing again. The power companies, knowing they could be on the receiving end of out-of-state help the next time disaster strikes, forgo any profit, billing the recipient utilities at cost once the crisis is over.

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« Reply #193 on: November 15, 2012, 02:00:13 PM »

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20101981/far-rockaway-cough
Far Rockaway cough
Posted November 14, 2012, Updated November 15, 2012

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A bad cough is going around Far Rockaway, Queens. It is just one example of the post-storm health problems resident of hard-hit areas are exposed to in the aftermath.

Brett Scudder, a community activist, says he has come across many people who have a cough and migraine headaches.

Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News says migraines and respiratory problems could be signs of toxic exposure.

The city's Department of Health says recent testing shows outdoor air quality is good. But officials warn about indoor air quality.

Airborne toxins could come from mold in a flooded basement. We saw mold covering the walls of one basement. Health officials warn people to wear gloves and masks when cleaning out the debris.
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Volunteers with Heart to Heart, a mobile medical unit in Far Rockaway, say respiratory illness has been the second biggest problem with people who have come in for help, right behind high blood pressure from stress.

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« Reply #194 on: November 15, 2012, 02:02:02 PM »

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20101183/sandy-wrecked-cars-will-get-parking-tickets-report-says
Storm-wrecked cars will get parking tickets, report says
November 14, 2012

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If your car was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and if what's left of it is still parked on a city street that is subject to alternate side parking rules, you could be facing a ticket.

The NYPD started enforcing the rules again in some parts of the city.
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« Reply #195 on: November 17, 2012, 04:18:57 PM »

Dramatic video shows Hurricane Sandy floodwaters rising along N.J. rail line
November 17, 2012


JERSEY CITY — Video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows how flooding from Sandy damaged a key commuter rail line.

The video opens with water rising at the Exchange Place station in Jersey City.

It then shows water over the turnstiles in Hoboken and a torrent of water flowing from an elevator, down stairs and along the tracks.

Repairs continue with PATH trains operating on a limited basis more than two weeks after Sandy hit.

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« Reply #196 on: November 24, 2012, 11:44:32 PM »

Long Island resident charged up over post-Sandy electric bills
Published November 24, 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/24/long-island-resident-charged-up-over-post-sandy-electric-bills/
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« Reply #197 on: November 24, 2012, 11:46:02 PM »

Thieves loot homes in storm-stricken New York City neighborhood
Published November 24, 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/24/thieves-loot-homes-in-storm-stricken-new-york-city-neighborhoods/
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« Reply #198 on: November 24, 2012, 11:49:41 PM »

Small businesses in need after superstorm Sandy
Nov 24, 2012

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Sandy victims plagued by health problems
Nov 23, 2012

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« Reply #199 on: April 27, 2013, 01:14:22 PM »

http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/6-months-after-Sandy-thousands-homeless-in-NY-NJ-4468812.php
6 months after Sandy, thousands homeless in NY, NJ
April 27, 2013

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Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation — and hurricane — seasons almost here again.
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By many measures, the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which struck Oct. 29, has been slow. From Maryland to New Hampshire, the National Hurricane Center attributes 72 deaths directly to Sandy and 87 others indirectly from causes such as hypothermia due to power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning and accidents during cleanup efforts, for a total of 159.

The roller coaster that plunged off a pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., is still in the ocean, although demolition plans are finally moving forward. Scores of homes that were destroyed in nearby Mantoloking still look as they did the day after the storm — piles of rubble and kindling, with the occasional bathroom fixture or personal possession visible among the detritus.

Throughout the region, many businesses are still shuttered, and an already-tight rental market has become even more so because of the destruction of thousands of units and the crush of displaced storm victims looking to rent the ones that survived.

Homeowners are tortured by uncertainty over ever-changing rules on how high they'll need to rebuild their homes to protect against the next storm; insurance companies have not paid out all that many homeowners expected; and municipalities are borrowing tens of millions of dollars to keep the lights on, the fire trucks running and the police stations staffed, waiting for reimbursement from the federal government for storm expenditures they had to fund out of pocket.
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