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  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • NYC adult home residents asked to repay FEMA aid

    November 9, 2014 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Residents of an assisted-living center in New York City who spent months in shelters after Superstorm Sandy now have a new headache: FEMA wants them to repay thousands of dollars in disaster aid. Robert Rosenberg is among a dozen residents of Belle Harbor Manor who have been... more »
  • Part 3: A communication nightmare

    October 31, 2014 12:14 PM

    On October 23, 2012, the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) computerized weather forecast model was suggesting the metamorphosis of a Hurricane by the name of Sandy into a monstrous extra-tropical cyclone. This is not uncommon for late season tropical cyclones racing into the North Atlantic. What was... more »
  • Part 2: Tropical Ohio?

    October 30, 2014 10:24 AM

    Not often does one go from fall, to summer, to wintry (and tropical?) weather in less than ten days' time. Then again, not every autumn has a storm like October of 2012. Saturday, October 20: I had left behind the crisp fall air of Eastern Ohio for Sanibel Island, Florida-there... more »
  • Part 1: Super destructive

    October 29, 2014 11:21 AM

    Two years ago to the day, a rare Northeastern United States Post-Tropical Cyclone made landfall just north of Atlantic City New Jersey. Deemed "Superstorm" Sandy, the complex system caused 72 fatalities, the highest death tally outside of the Southern United States since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Worldwide, Sandy... more »
  • Officials: Embers a problem in NJ boardwalk fire

    September 13, 2013 9:17 AM

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - About 100 firefighters are on the boardwalk in two Jersey shore towns trying to control hot spots after a boardwalk rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy was reduced to smoldering remains by a fire. Officials say 300 to 400 firefighters were there Thursday when the fire raged... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Reflections of August Storms."

    August 23, 2013 6:47 PM

    A year ago, New Jersey was bracing for Hurricane Sandy, a weekend storm never experienced since 1871 and Hurricane Hazel. As noted in a previous column, August is one of the worst months for storms in Louisiana. Also on this date in 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall 20 miles southwest... more »
  • Sandy dumped 11B gallons of sewage in waterways

    April 30, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut. That's according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that's equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high... more »
  • NJ Sandy milestone: Last shuttered town reopens

    February 22, 2013 9:09 AM

    MANTOLOKING, N.J.- New Jersey has reached another milestone in its recovery from Sandy. The borough of Mantoloking is allowing residents to move back in Friday. It's the last storm-ravaged shore town to do so - 116 days after the superstorm struck. It's not a mad rush. The winter population of the barrier... more »
  • Snapshots of Sandy: Group restores victims' photos

    February 4, 2013 2:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves. But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo... more »
  • Jennifer Hudson to sing with Sandy Hook chorus

    January 31, 2013 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The NFL says Jennifer Hudson will join the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl game. The chorus features 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14... more »
  • Obama signs $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

    January 29, 2013 8:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims. Congress gave the measure its final approval late Monday. Obama signed it Tuesday night, minutes after returning to the White House from a visit to Nevada. It took Congress three months after... more »
  • 35,000 more NYC-area buildings in flood zones

    January 29, 2013 5:17 AM

    NEW YORK - Some of the people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in the New York City area may now face the choice of rebuilding higher, or paying considerably more for insurance. Under new flood maps released Monday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, twice as... more »
  • Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

    January 29, 2013 2:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. Obama chided lawmakers for taking their time to approve the funding even as he commended them for providing the long-awaited aid. Conservatives concerned about adding... more »
  • Senate nears vote on $50.5B bill for Sandy victims

    January 28, 2013 10:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the densely populated Northeast, the Senate is nearing a vote on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help storm victims recover. Some conservatives are complaining the bill will add to the nation's debt. But Northeast lawmakers in both parties... more »
  • Senate sets Monday vote on $50.5B Sandy aid bill

    January 25, 2013 5:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate is set to vote Monday on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it.... more »
  • Sandy Hook students to have shorter school year

    January 23, 2013 2:56 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Students at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 classmates were shot dead by a gunman last month won't have to make up days they missed after the massacre. The state Board of Education on Wednesday granted a waiver shortening their school year from the mandatory 180 days... more »
  • Lawmakers to look at La. school security today

    January 17, 2013 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state committee convened this morning to see how Louisiana schools could be better protected in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. Members of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security gathered at 10 a.m. to look over security procedures already in... more »
  • Newtown families invited to Obama gun control event

    January 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... more »
  • Stormy issue of Sandy aid settles down in House

    January 16, 2013 4:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among House Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims of the storm. In a 241-180 vote Tuesday night, the House approved $50.5 billion in disaster relief for... more »
  • House approves $50.7B for Sandy aid

    January 15, 2013 6:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a $50.7 billion measure for Superstorm Sandy victims. The 241-180 vote sends the measure to the Senate which is expected to take it up next Tuesday. Northeast lawmakers from both parties have been pressing for the aid for more than two months. The Oct.... more »
  • Congress approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

    January 4, 2013 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The new Congress has passed a $9.7 billion bill to help pay flood insurance claims to homeowners, renters and businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The bill cleared the Senate following passage earlier Friday by the House. It replenishes the National Flood Insurance Program that was due to run... more »
  • Congress to vote on Sandy aid

    January 4, 2013 7:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - $9.7 billion measure to pay flood insurance claims is set for a vote in Congress, boosting prospects for relief for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. If the House, as expected, approves the flood insurance proposal today, the Senate plans to follow with... more »
  • NJ Gov. Christie blasts fellow Republican Boehner

    January 2, 2013 3:23 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blasting fellow Republican John Boehner for the House Speaker's decision to delay a vote on Superstorm Sandy relief and says the inaction is "inexcusable." Christie said Wednesday that the House is playing politics with the $60 billion aid request and it's... more »
  • Rep. King says Boehner promises Sandy aid votes

    January 2, 2013 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - A New York lawmaker says House Speaker John Boehner has promised votes to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy by Jan. 15. Republican Rep. Peter King says the speaker will schedule a vote Friday for $9 billion in flood insurance and another on Jan. 15 for a remaining $51... more »
  • Obama urges action on Sandy aid

    January 2, 2013 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling for House Republicans to vote Wednesday on Hurricane Sandy aid "without delay for our fellow Americans." It comes as New York lawmakers are lashing out at a decision by House GOP leaders not to hold a vote in the current Congress. Obama says... more »
  • Plan for NYC Ferris wheel rolls on, despite Sandy

    January 1, 2013 12:31 PM

    NEW YORK - While New York City grapples with rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, developers are pressing ahead with plans to build the world's largest Ferris wheel on the shoreline of storm-torn Staten Island. Sandy's flooding spurred some changes to the nearly $500 million project, which includes an outlet mall and... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »

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