Hurricane Sandy

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Hurricane Sandy November 4, 2012

    In this week's episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about US elections, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. ...
  • Over 20 million tweets sent as Hurricane Sandy struck US November 3, 2012

    San Francisco: Twitter users flocked to the micro-messaging network this week as Hurricane Sandy swept through the eastern US seaboard, sending more than 20 million tweets about the storm between Saturday and Thursday, the company said. This far exceeds the 13.7 million tweets sent during the Super Bowl in February,...
  • US: Post-storm anger grows, especially outside Manhattan November 2, 2012

    New York: Frustration grew for superstorm Sandy's victims in the U.S. Northeast on Friday, many of whom were left with no power, no gasoline and little information about when their shattered lives might return to normal. While Manhattan prepared to host the annual New York City Marathon on Sunday, acute gasoline...
  • World View: Will hurricane Sandy impact the US elections? November 3, 2012

    This week on World View, we track the US elections, who is ahead in the race for the White house and will hurricane Sandy impact the US elections? ...
  • Some Muslim clerics say Sandy is God's punishment November 2, 2012

    Cairo: Some anti-American Muslim clerics have cast the deadly Superstorm Sandy as divine punishment for a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad or for other perceived ills of American society. The remarks by some on the fringe brought a backlash from other Muslims who said it was wrong to relish the suffering...
  • US dismisses aid offer from Hafiz Saeed as 'hollow' November 1, 2012

    Washington: The US on Wednesday dismissed as "hollow" the offer of humanitarian aid for superstorm victims from JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind and for whom the US has offered a bounty of $10 million. "As you all well know, Saeed is believed to be behind...
  • Jet, Air India resume flights to storm-hit US October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: With two major airports in the US reopening after being hit by superstorm Sandy, Air India and Jet Airways on Wednesday announced resumption of their flights to New York and Newark from Thursday. Air India would operate AI-101 Delhi-New York and AI-191 Mumbai-Newark (EWR) flights in the wee...
  • NY's post-Sandy divide: Those with power and those without October 31, 2012

    New York: Sandy split New York City in two. The massive storm left people damp, miserable and in the dark in the lower part of the city. Yet in much of the rest of Manhattan, life was almost normal, albeit without some of the usual urban comforts. Almost every street below...
  • Hurricane Sandy takes out 25 per cent of cell towers October 31, 2012

    New York: Superstorm Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states, and the situation could get worse, federal regulators said Tuesday. Many cell towers that are still working are doing so with the help of generators and could run out of fuel before...
  • Ten things to know about impact of Superstorm Sandy October 31, 2012

    Washington: Millions of people awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by Sandy after the powerful storm smashed into the eastern United States, destroying buildings, flooding streets, and cutting power to parts of the nation's most densely populated regions. Deaths At least 39 people were reported killed in eight states along the eastern...
  • A look at how the storm affected New York City October 31, 2012

    New York: Here is a look at how the behemoth storm Sandy affected the nation's largest city and its suburbs. A day after the storm hit, New Yorkers were coping with flooding in some areas, digging out from the mucky leftovers of receding waters in others and bracing for days...
  • Storm's cost may hit $50 bn; rebuilding to ease blow October 31, 2012

    Washington: Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm inflicted on New York City and other parts of the Northeast will...
  • News 360: Hurricane Sandy batters the US East Coast October 30, 2012

    President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster area in New York City, Long Island and eight counties in New Jersey. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Death toll rises to 39 October 31, 2012

    New York: 01.57 am IST: Sandy and its aftermath continue to wreak havoc on air travel. At Chicago O’Hare International Airport, airlines have canceled close to 500 flights to and from the East Coast. Locally, some local flights are experiencing delays because of strong winds. 01.40 am IST: About 7.915 million...
  • Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed offers Americans storm aid October 30, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani militant leader with a $10 million US bounty on his head has offered aid to Americans hit by superstorm Sandy. Hafiz Saeed says his organization, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food if allowed by the United States. Saeed said in a written statement Tuesday that...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Gurudwaras turn into shelter homes October 30, 2012

    Amritsar: As superstorm Sandy hit the US East Coast affecting millions of people, an international Sikh forum on Tuesday announced that gurudwaras in the country have been turned into shelter homes for the affected. American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) said that arrangements have been made in Gurudwaras for providing food,...
  • Superstorm Sandy: US state-by-state look October 30, 2012

    The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system affecting millions of people. Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by state. Carolinas The US Coast Guard rescued 14 members of a crew forced to abandon...
  • Superstorm Sandy: US markets shut on Tuesday October 30, 2012

    New York: Hurricane Sandy will close US stock markets for a second day on Tuesday, as Wall Street turned its attention to whether markets would be able to resume functioning on the month's final trading day on Wednesday. US stock markets closed on Monday due to weather for the first...
  • Superstorm Sandy: At least 21 people die October 30, 2012

    New York: 9:21 pm IST: The White House has said that US President Barack Obama will remain in Washington on Wednesday to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy and will not participate in campaign events that had been scheduled in Ohio. 8:55 pm IST: At least 21 people have died as...
  • Superstorm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness October 30, 2012

    New York: Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. The city had shut its mass transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway and...
  • Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast of the US October 30, 2012

    Atlantic City: Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline and hurled a record-breaking 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City on Monday, roaring ashore after washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk and putting the presidential campaign on hold. Just before its center reached land, the storm was...
  • Hurricane Sandy: The monster storm needs a new name October 30, 2012

    New York: Okay so officially this storm has kicked into a higher gear, in New York. We still have a few hours to go till the big moment -- 8-ish or so is when it's expected to hit. "The most severe part of the storm is now beginning," says Mayor...
  • Hurricane Sandy on verge of New Jersey landfall October 30, 2012

    New York/Rehoboth Beach: Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, lashed the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign. Fierce winds and flooding racked hundreds of miles of Atlantic coastline and heavy snows...
  • Hurricane Sandy: How people are handling the storm October 30, 2012

    Along the East Coast, residents are weathering the effects of Hurricane Sandy and anticipating its merging with two other weather systems to create a fearsome storm. Here are their stories. --- Most businesses near the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ, piled sandbags at their doorsteps and taped up windows in preparation for...
  • Insurers could withstand $10 bn Hurricane Sandy hit October 30, 2012

    Boston/London: Hurricane Sandy has the potential to cause some of the largest losses the global insurance industry has faced this year, but nothing that would strain insurers financially aside from hurting earnings this quarter, analysts said on Monday. Disaster modeling company Eqecat, used by the industry to forecast storm exposure, said...
  • If they say evacuate, do it now: Obama on Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama delivered a sober warning to millions in the path of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, declaring that even though food, water and generators have been moved into position, "this is going to be a difficult storm" with long-term power and transportation outages possible. In a direct appeal...
  • Hurricane Sandy will keep financial markets closed today October 30, 2012

    New York: Stock trading will be closed in the US for a second day Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. Bond trading will also be closed. The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985 because of Hurricane Gloria, and...
  • Hurricane Sandy: The deadly storm to impact 60 million October 30, 2012

    New York: Tens of millions of Americans braced themselves up for a potentially devastating Hurricane Sandy as its wind speed crossed the dangerous 90 miles per hour, threatening "unprecedented damage" with forecasters warning that it will slam cities from New York to Washington. Authorities declared a state of emergency from...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Obama says not worried about elections October 29, 2012

    Washington: Fully focused on gearing up his entire administrative machinery towards preparing for potentially devastating Hurricane Sandy, US President Barack Obama on Monday said that he is not worried about elections, which is about a week from now. "I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election....