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  • Researchers: wind turbines could fight hurricanes

    February 27, 2014 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Soon, a part of Old South Baton Rouge will be turned into the center of research to deal with issues about sustaining the coastline, a vital part of hurricane protection. But, other researchers said they have an idea about a way to cut a hurricane's power and... more »
  • Katrina flooding case to go to jury Wednesday

    February 4, 2014 11:26 AM

    GRETNA - Deliberations should begin Wednesday for the jury deciding the Hurricane Katrina flooding case in Jefferson Parish. They are deciding whether local government and former Parish President Aaron Broussard are liable for damage to property after drainage pumps went unused. Jurors were sent home Tuesday, and attorneys... more »
  • LA's unspent hurricane recovery money

    January 2, 2014 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has yet to spend $1.5 billion of federal disaster recovery aid provided by Congress after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike ravaged the state in 2005 and 2008. The flexible block grant rebuilding and strengthening money remains set aside for infrastructure repairs, home rebuilding, school reconstruction... more »
  • 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ends with 13 named storms, 2 hurricanes

    November 30, 2013 1:02 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Today marks the official end of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This season saw a total of 13 named storms, two of them hurricanes. Forecasters had predicted a busy year, but 2013 saw the fewest hurricanes in a single year since 1982. Just one storm - Tropical... more »
  • DA to file charges against cleanup contractor

    November 26, 2013 7:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish district attorney says he will file charges against a former parish contractor after a grand jury fell one vote short of indicting him on allegations he falsified billing invoices for work related to Hurricane Gustav cleanup. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he will file... more »
  • Weak 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close

    November 25, 2013 2:05 PM

    MIAMI- Forecasters say the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Saturday, has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release Monday that drier-than-expected air led to the weak season. There were 13 named storms, but only two - Ingrid and... more »
  • Grand jury could determine Corey Delahoussaye's fate Play Video

    November 22, 2013 5:34 PM

  • Citizens settles remaining 2005 storm claims

    October 31, 2013 8:09 AM

    GRETNA - A state-run insurance company of last resort has settled the remaining claims in a class-action lawsuit tied to how it handled claims after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. State District Judge Henry Sullivan gave final approval Wednesday to the settlement in which Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance... more »
  • Karen dissipates!

    October 6, 2013 10:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Sunday morning, what was left of Karen finally fell apart. Karen has dissipated, according to meteorologists who have spent the last 48 hours closely watching the pesky storm. Satellite imagery indicated that the center was no longer well defined. What is left of the storm still... more »
  • Goodbye Karen! Advisories cancelled, storm downgraded to depression

    October 5, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The threat of a hurricane or tropical storm ended late Saturday night when meteorologists downgraded Karen to a depression. What is left of the storm is expected to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday morning and eventually near Alabama Sunday night or Monday. Winds are about 35... more »
  • Tolls suspended as Grand Isle evacuated

    October 4, 2013 7:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State transportation officials suspended toll operations along La. 1 today to help residents quickly evacuate Grand Isle ahead of Tropical Storm Karen. Grand Isle's mayor upgraded a voluntary evacuation order of the barrier island to a mandatory evacuation Friday. In response, the Department of Transportation and... more »
  • Livingston Parish preparing for Karen Play Video

    October 3, 2013 10:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - People here are remembering the flooding they've recently experienced during Isaac and heavy January rains as Tropical Storm Karen makes a move toward the Gulf Coast. "If we have that, we're going to have flooding," said Marilyn Exnicious. "We need to make precautions for it and... more »
  • Hurricane Humberto likely to weaken soon

    September 12, 2013 4:33 PM

    MIAMI - Hurricane Humberto is likely to begin weakening soon far out over the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds Thursday evening near 85 mph, with weakening forecast over the next two days. Humberto is centered about 595 miles northwest of the... more »
  • Another try to place levee sites on historic list

    August 31, 2013 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group is making a second attempt to place a site where a levee breached during 2005's Hurricane Katrina on the National Register of Historic Places. This time the group's application is trying to get around opposition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built... more »
  • Laplace recovery continues one year after Isaac

    August 29, 2013 10:18 AM

    LAPLACE- A year after Hurricane Isaac inundated St. John the Baptist Parish, the recovery continues. Today, citizens and parish leaders are looking back on the storm that surprised much of Laplace, flooding neighborhoods in the surrounding area. Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is floating plans to build... more »
  • Broussard seeks removal from flooding lawsuit

    August 27, 2013 11:48 AM

    GRETNA - Attorneys for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard have asked a judge to dismiss the last remaining claim against him in a class-action lawsuit over his administration's decision to evacuate drainage pump operators hours before Hurricane Katrina's landfall. If granted, the request would leave Jefferson Parish as the... more »
  • La. community is 'a ghost town' a year after Isaac

    August 26, 2013 2:01 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - Isaac barely had hurricane-strength winds when it blew ashore a year ago, but its effects are still apparent in coastal Louisiana where thousands of homes flooded. After landfall on Aug. 28, 2012, Isaac stalled, dumping more than a foot of rain and churning a monstrous storm surge. In... more »
  • AP joins bid to unseal court records

    August 19, 2013 1:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Associated Press has joined a New Orleans newspaper in urging a federal judge to unseal court documents related to a Justice Department probe of alleged prosecutorial misconduct in its investigation of deadly police shootings that happened a few days after Hurricane Katrina struck. In a court... more »
  • Civil suit filed in altercation with debris workers

    August 15, 2013 5:17 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A Hurricane Isaac debris worker who said she was spit on last year during a profanity-laced tirade by a Grand Isle businessman filed a civil suit against him today. Brandi Worley videotaped the confrontation with Josh Jambon in Sept. 2012. The video showed Jambon slapping workers... more »
  • Levee board's suit moved to federal court

    August 13, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-area levee authority's lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies has been transferred from state to federal court at the request of one of the companies, but the move may be temporary. In a court filing Tuesday, attorneys for Chevron U.S.A. Inc. argue... more »
  • NOAA trims forecast for busy hurricane season

    August 8, 2013 1:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. The forecast calls for three to five of... more »
  • IG: Millions in ice allowed to melt during Isaac

    August 1, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions of pounds of ice from Hurricane Isaac were allowed to melt away following the storm, according to a report by the Office of the State Inspector General. According to the report, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness bought 45 million pounds of... more »
  • LA Swift bus service to end July 31

    July 26, 2013 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials today announced that the LA Swift bus service will stop operations next week. The Department of Transportation and Development said they could not secure local funding to keep paying for the service, which was put in place after Hurricane Katrina to move affected... more »
  • Oil and gas industry will fight coastal protection lawsuit

    July 24, 2013 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials in the oil and gas industry say they will vigorously defend against a lawsuit accusing companies of damaging hundreds of acres of coastal land that serve as a natural buffer against hurricane flooding. A statement from Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas... more »
  • St. Helena Parish getting rid of debris Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    GREENSBURG - A former school is the backdrop of Hurricane Isaac debris removal in Saint Helena Parish. The public works department started hauling the trash to a vacant school lot on Fifth Ward Road, far away from residents, where it will be burned. The parish had to act... more »
  • La. National Guard employees furloughed

    July 17, 2013 11:05 PM

    CARVILLE- Half of the state's full-time National Guard employees are being furloughed. It is related to the national government sequestration. Employees, including guardsmen, could get a 20% reduction in their pay because of the unpaid days off. It started in July and continues until September. Leadership at... more »
  • High court declines to hear landmark Katrina case

    June 24, 2013 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the dismissal of a landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame on the corps' maintenance of a New Orleans shipping channel. The Supreme... more »
  • Tropical Storm Barry weakens, dumps rain on Mexico

    June 20, 2013 4:20 PM

    MIAMI - What was once Tropical Storm Barry has weakened to a depression after making landfall in Mexico, but deadly flash floods and mudslides remain a threat. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Barry made landfall Thursday morning. It was moving west over land and lost its tropical... more »
  • Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Mexico

    June 20, 2013 10:11 AM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Barry has made landfall in Mexico, threatening deadly flash floods and mudslides as it moves inland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Barry made landfall Thursday morning. It was forecast to continue moving west over land for the next day or so before weakening... more »
  • Tropical depression forms off the coast of Belize

    June 17, 2013 11:05 AM

    MIAMI - A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the Atlantic season's second tropical depression formed Monday.... more »
  • First tropical storm of the season, Andrea, forms

    June 5, 2013 5:14 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say the first named storm of Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico. A news release from the National Hurricane Center in Miami says a reconnaissance aircraft spotted a well-defined area of circulation over the central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon.... more »
  • Coastal homeowners stagger under insurance costs

    May 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Stan Virden moved into his 2,400-square-foot house overlooking a rock-lined canal in 1996 and paid less than $1,000 a year for homeowners insurance. Now the 80-year-old Navy captain is considering moving to Atlanta to be near family, but he says potential buyers for the house are... more »
  • Get prepared with 'Weathering The Storm' tonight

    May 30, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and the WBRZ News 2 weather team wants you to be prepared. Tune in tonight for our special coverage, "Weathering The Storm," starting at 7 p.m. on WBRZ. Pat Shingleton, Dave Nussbaum, Ryan Davidson and Keller Watts will provide insight... more »
  • US vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?

    May 29, 2013 12:07 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to make their predictions. Be sure to watch WBRZ's special hurricane coverage, "Weathering the Storm" , Thursday May 30 at 7 p.m. Some of... more »
  • Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

    May 24, 2013 10:37 AM

    MIAMI - During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. This season, forecasters hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the... more »
  • Tax holiday on hurricane supplies this weekend Play Video

    May 23, 2013 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend is Louisiana's annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Starting Saturday and ending this Sunday, you won't have to pay the 4 percent state sales tax on certain items. Since hurricane season doesn't officially start until June, it gives you a chance to stock... more »
  • Hurricane preparation tax holiday this weekend Play Video

    May 23, 2013 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People getting ready for hurricane season will get a break if they buy supplies this weekend. The annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. On those days state sales tax will be waived on the first $1,500 of... more »
  • Revisiting Laplace after Isaac Play Video

    May 17, 2013 4:24 PM

    LAPLACE - Hurricane season just is days away. For some, the memory of Isaac is still fresh, since the cleanup hasn't stopped. St. John the Baptist is one of those parishes still picking up the pieces after Isaac devastated the town of Laplace. "We feel like we're coming... more »
  • Deadline looms for Isaac flood insurance claims

    April 17, 2013 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A deadline is approaching for Louisiana policyholders to file flood insurance claims over damage from Hurricane Isaac last year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says most policyholders with the National Flood Insurance Program have until April 22 to complete their proof-of-loss claims. FEMA says the... more »
  • Former state fire marshal passes away

    March 12, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state fire marshal's office announced Tuesday that the former fire marshal who oversaw response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita passed away last week. Henry Fry died Friday at his home in Covington, according to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning. Fry served as state fire... more »
  • Audit outlines trouble with hurricane program

    February 25, 2013 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's "Katrina cottages" program paid significantly more per house than other similar initiatives. And in some instances, the audit says the homes were poorly constructed and families were forced to temporarily move out. The review of the problem-plagued $75 million program was released... more »
  • Cassidy: FEMA should reinvestigate Livingston damage

    February 25, 2013 7:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reopen an appeal by Livingston Parish that asks the agency to pay for debris removal from Hurricane Gustav. In a letter to FEMA, Cassidy say evidence suggests the agency may have wrongly decided how much it would... more »
  • Extension to file Hurricane Isaac claims

    February 22, 2013 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. Policy owners now have until April 22 to complete their proof of loss claims. The National Flood Insurance Program says... more »
  • White House: Sandy to blame for lack of growth

    January 30, 2013 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says Superstorm Sandy is partially to blame for the unexpected contraction of the U.S. economy. Top White House economist Alan Krueger says the storm, which battered the East Coast, disrupted economic activity and destroyed $44 billion in fixed capital. Krueger also says federal defense spending... more »
  • Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

    January 28, 2013 5:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate on Monday 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.... more »
  • Katrina burned body trials March 11, March 18

    January 22, 2013 5:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new trial will begin March 11 for a former New Orleans police lieutenant accused of covering up a police killing after Hurricane Katrina. The ex-officer accused of killing the man will be tried a week later. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk set the dates Tuesday. David... more »
  • La. to get more Isaac recovery funds

    January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more. The FEMA dollars are going to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for a Disaster Case... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Isaac-delayed taxes

    January 7, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The IRS reminded people today that this Friday is the deadline for certain tax filings delayed by Hurricane Isaac. After Isaac passed through Louisiana on Sept. 5, the IRS postponed several tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in Louisiana and Mississippi, giving them until Jan.... more »
  • Texas builds 'hurricane domes' for double-duty

    December 28, 2012 1:57 PM

    EDNA, Texas- Texas is building specially designed "hurricane domes" along its Gulf Coast that will offer shelter during major storms and serve the rest of the time as gyms or community centers. The proposed 28 domes are part of the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative, created to protect sick and elderly... more »
  • NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

    December 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies. It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
  • Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package

    December 12, 2012 3:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. Working from the emergency spending request President Barack Obama made five days ago, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday released draft... more »
  • FEMA to help elevate Terrebonne homes

    December 10, 2012 8:47 AM

    HOUMA - More structures in Terrebonne Parish will get a boost above future storm surges with another wave of federal grants. About $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money will be used to elevate 11 homes and one commercial building in Terrebonne Parish. The money comes from... more »
  • Jury clears NO supplier of faulty Chinese drywall

    December 5, 2012 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has ruled in favor of a New Orleans drywall supplier that distributed the faulty Knauf-brand imported Chinese drywall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Rick Duplantier, the lead trial lawyer for the firm, told The Times-Picayune that the trial which ended this week found... more »
  • 2012 hurricane season another for the record books

    November 30, 2012 10:37 AM

    MIAMI - The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being the third most-active season since 1851. Even without... more »
  • FEMA makes push to connect with storm victims in LA

    November 27, 2012 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People recovering from Hurricane Isaac can try to get more help from FEMA. The agency said Tuesday it has more assistance available. $530,000 has been added to the relief money for thousands of storm victims. FEMA also said it is making follow-up calls and some home visits.... more »
  • 'Cane farmers want more storm protection

    November 26, 2012 9:47 PM

    THIBODAUX- Sugar Cane farmers want stronger protections from hurricanes since Isaac flooded farmland. 22 parishes in Louisiana produce more than 2.9 billion pounds of raw sugar on 408,000 acres. "We are asking the [Army Corps of Engineers] to take agricultural farmland into account as they plan future flood... more »
  • DPW chief discusses lessons learned from Isaac Play Video

    November 26, 2012 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The interim director of Baton Rouge's Department of Public Works said today his agency's Hurricane Isaac preparation and response went smoothly. David Guillory said they had one overriding goal: get back to normal as quickly as possible. "We need to try to make us operate... more »
  • Grand Isle still waiting for levee repairs

    November 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Three months after Hurricane Isaac, Grand Isle is still waiting for repairs to the island's levee system. But Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle tells The Courier he's been told by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the repairs won't begin until June when tourists typically flock... more »
  • NJ storm victims finding lost mementos online

    November 23, 2012 6:47 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey residents devastated by Superstorm Sandy are being reunited with lost photographs and objects through social media. There are at least four Facebook pages targeted to New Jersey residents that help connect them with their possessions. People who find lost mementos can post photos of them... more »
  • What does it take to get people to flee a storm?

    November 14, 2012 9:16 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands... more »
  • What does it take to get people to flee a storm?

    November 14, 2012 2:03 PM

    NEW YORK - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of... more »
  • FEMA individual aid nears $116 million after Isaac

    November 14, 2012 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $116 million in individual aid for Louisiana homeowners and renters who experienced damage from Hurricane Isaac. Nearly 32,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $95 million. Another $21 million has been provided for other types of individual... more »
  • State deploys DCFS team to NJ to help with Sandy

    November 13, 2012 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has traveled to New Jersey to help officials there with their sheltering mission following Hurricane Sandy. The team will remain in New Jersey to provide technical support and advice as long as... more »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    November 9, 2012 6:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
  • "Spirit of Louisiana" fire truck headed to Long Island

    November 5, 2012 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire truck donated to New York in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is headed to the northeast again to help with a different disaster. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said they were lending the "Spirit of Louisiana" truck to aid in cleanup around... more »
  • La. troopers giving a hand in NJ

    November 5, 2012 10:28 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Eight states are lending law enforcement power to New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Attorney General Jeff Chiesa swore in more than 200 out-of-state troopers Monday. The troopers, who are on loan from as far away as Mississippi, will handle security checkpoints and conduct patrols... more »
  • Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

    November 2, 2012 3:59 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - An Appalachian Trail hiker has been rescued from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after calling 911 to say he didn't think he'd be able to make his way out because of snowdrifts up to 5 feet high left by Superstorm Sandy. Park service spokeswoman Molly Schroer... more »
  • New York skyline to be lit up again tonight

    November 2, 2012 3:55 PM

    NEW YORK - For the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck at the start of the week, the Manhattan skyline is expected to be mostly lit up tonight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the utility Con Edison is hoping to have most of Manhattan's outages resolved by midnight. But the progress... more »
  • Laplace flooding study to be finished soon Play Video

    November 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Two months after Hurricane Isaac brought two to four feet of storm surge into hundreds of homes, St. John Parish residents can soon expect answers as to why. Days after the storm, Sen. David Vitter asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate if the protection around New... more »
  • Travel slowly creeps back to life in Northeast

    November 1, 2012 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is gone, the sun is shining, but many folks in the Northeast are still stuck in a transit nightmare. Even though airports, rail lines, buses and even the New York City subway have reopened, most aren't at normal capacity, leaving gigantic lines and gridlocked traffic.... more »
  • New York City Marathon is on for Sunday

    November 1, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy has caused the postponement of the Brooklyn Nets' first NBA regular-season game at Barclays Center, but it won't stop the New York City marathon. The NBA has agreed to reschedule tonight's game between the Nets and visiting New York Knicks. The Barclays Center sits above... more »
  • New estimate for economic damage from storm: $50B

    November 1, 2012 10:23 AM

    NEW YORK - The total economic damage from Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion, according to new estimates from the forecasting firm Eqecat. The new numbers are more than double the firm's previous estimate. Eqecat said Thursday that its new estimate for economic losses is between... more »
  • Obama making up for lost time after storm hiatus

    November 1, 2012 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in managing the federal response to the storm that battered the East Coast. The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in a tight contest and both campaigns... more »
  • Obama, Christie view damage from Sandy

    October 31, 2012 1:23 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have begun an hour-long aerial tour of New Jersey hurricane damage aboard Obama's Marine One helicopter. Obama flew to New Jersey today for a first-hand look at the devastation from the storm. He's officially away from the... more »
  • Romney now is supportive of FEMA, despite earlier suggestion that it be scrapped

    October 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is making it clear that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a role to play in dealing with events like Hurricane Sandy. In a statement released by his campaign today, he says FEMA "plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for... more »
  • Northeast air travel resumes as JFK, Newark reopen

    October 31, 2012 11:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Air travelers stranded in the Northeast are a little closer to getting home. Two of New York City's three major airports are open. Flights are slowly resuming at John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International. LaGuardia is still closed. Airlines say they are beginning limited... more »
  • Professional leagues plan to play after superstorm

    October 30, 2012 4:20 PM

    NEW YORK - With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from superstorm Sandy's devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules. The New York City Marathon is still hoping that the course will be clear by Sunday and runners will be able... more »
  • Hospital staff completes evacuation of patients during storm

    October 30, 2012 3:35 PM

    NEW YORK - An official at a New York City hospital says, "Everyone here is a hero." Dr. Bernard Birnbaum, senior vice president at Tisch Hospital, today thanked crews who had worked through the night, evacuating nearly 300 patients floor-by-floor from one of the city's top hospitals after it lost... more »
  • Sandy's death toll climbs

    October 30, 2012 12:29 PM

    NEW YORK - The number of dead from the superstorm that struck the Northeast has climbed to 34 -- with many of the victims killed by falling trees. At least 7.4 million people are without power. Lower Manhattan was among the hardest-hit areas after the storm sent a nearly 14-foot... more »
  • Obama cancels more events, Romney changes tone

    October 30, 2012 11:40 AM

    KETTERING, Ohio - For a third day tomorrow, President Barack Obama will be off the campaign trail. Instead of holding campaign events in Ohio, he'll be at the White House to monitor recovery efforts from the storm that practically shut down New York City and left more than 30 people... more »
  • Wall Street still dark, exchanges test systems

    October 30, 2012 10:24 AM

    NEW YORK - With lower Manhattan still largely without power Tuesday, U.S. stock exchanges tested contingency plans to ensure trading resumes as soon as possible this week after Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast and shut down operations. U.S. markets will be closed for a second day, but... more »
  • Sandy moves inland after leaving 17 dead

    October 30, 2012 8:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York was one of the hardest hit areas when an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3... more »
  • Sandy slams NYC, other areas Play Video

    October 29, 2012 10:18 PM

    NEW YORK- What was Hurricane Sandy is now Superstorm Sandy and has knocked-out power to a hospital and some 1.5 million people along the East Coast. New York Mayor Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked residents to only call 911 if "it was a matter of life or death," and implored... more »
  • Superstorm Sandy loses hurricane status

    October 29, 2012 6:59 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Forecasters say Sandy is no longer a hurricane but is still a dangerous system taking dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware. The National Hurricane Center said Monday evening that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.... more »
  • Coast Guard finds 1 missing crew member of ship

    October 29, 2012 5:23 PM

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, but she is unresponsive. Lt. Mike Patterson said crews are taking 42-year-old Claudene Christian to the hospital. The Coast Guard is... more »
  • Social media abuzz with hurricane chatter

    October 29, 2012 4:34 PM

    NEW YORK - Whether you call it Frankenstorm, Stormpocalypse or simply Hurricane Sandy, the giant weather system barreling into the East Coast is a favorite topic of conversation on social media from Facebook to Twitter. As people post updates to friends and family, relay emergency information and lighten the... more »
  • Sandy expected ashore by evening

    October 29, 2012 2:42 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Hurricane Sandy is now expected to blow ashore in New jersey or Delaware by this evening -- hours sooner than previously expected. The storm has picked up some forward speed. It's already washed away a part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. And it's threatening to cripple... more »
  • La. crews heading to northeast for Sandy

    October 29, 2012 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers, emergency responders and others from Louisiana are heading to the northeast to put their experience with hurricanes to use as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall. Both Entergy and DEMCO utility companies have hundreds of line workers either on their way or prepared to join crews from... more »
  • NYC Fire Dept. at scene of dangling crane

    October 29, 2012 2:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Emergency workers are at the scene of a crane that's dangling off a 65-story building in New York City. Television images show part of the crane hanging off the luxury building on West 57th Street. No injuries are reported. However, streets have been cleared as a precaution.... more »
  • Analysts say Sandy unlikely to damage US economy

    October 29, 2012 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy has already caused the cancellation of thousands of flights, stranding travelers. Insurers are expecting to have to pay up to $5 billion. Retailers are expecting smaller sales. But for the overall economy, damage from the storm is expected to be limited, and analysts say any economic... more »
  • Hurricane Sandy could delay October jobs report

    October 29, 2012 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy could complicate Friday's release of the October jobs report, the final snapshot of employment before the presidential election. U.S. Labor Department officials are still hopeful that they can release the report as scheduled. But they acknowledged that the storm could cause a delay. "Our intention is... more »
  • 14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC

    October 29, 2012 10:30 AM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Coast Guard is searching for two other crew members. It corrected the total number of crew to 16... more »
  • Sandy gains power and aims for Northeast

    October 29, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it "the worst-case scenario." The storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 500... more »
  • "Super Sandy or Frakenstorm"

    October 25, 2012 6:05 PM

    Northeasterners experienced days of power outages last October due to a snowstorm. This weekend and into Election Day and Halloween a worse storm is expected. Hurricane Sandy may be called "Super Sandy" and "Frankenstorm" as it reaches the coast of New Jersey and may surpass the "Perfect Storm" that also... more »

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