Hurricane Sandy

  • The politics of disaster: Hurricane Sandy and the US elections

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As Hurricane Sandy pounded the eastern coast of the United States, the campaign dynamics of the presidential elections changed dramatically even though temporarily. During Sandy,...

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Hurricane Sandy 04-11-2012 06:01 PM

    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 03-11-2012 02:58 PM

    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 02-11-2012 11:20 PM

    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...
  • World View: Will hurricane Sandy impact the US elections? 02-11-2012 12:55 PM

    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 02-11-2012 02:21 AM

    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...
  • US dismisses aid offer from Hafiz Saeed as 'hollow' 01-11-2012 01:39 AM

    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 31-10-2012 09:50 PM

    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 31-10-2012 06:40 PM

    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...
  • Hurricane Sandy takes out 25 per cent of cell towers 31-10-2012 10:44 AM

    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...
  • Ten things to know about impact of Superstorm Sandy 31-10-2012 05:36 AM

    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...
  • A look at how the storm affected New York City 31-10-2012 03:21 AM

    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 31-10-2012 01:19 AM

    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...
  • News 360: Hurricane Sandy batters the US East Coast 30-10-2012 09:58 PM

    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 30-10-2012 09:20 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed offers Americans storm aid 30-10-2012 07:27 PM

    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...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Gurudwaras turn into shelter homes 30-10-2012 06:09 PM

    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 30-10-2012 11:55 AM

    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...
  • Superstorm Sandy: US markets shut on Tuesday 30-10-2012 11:46 AM

    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 30-10-2012 07:27 AM

    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...
  • Superstorm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness 30-10-2012 07:23 AM

    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 30-10-2012 05:55 AM

    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...
  • Hurricane Sandy: The monster storm needs a new name 30-10-2012 03:39 AM

    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 30-10-2012 02:32 AM

    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...
  • Hurricane Sandy: How people are handling the storm 30-10-2012 01:34 AM

    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...
  • Insurers could withstand $10 bn Hurricane Sandy hit 30-10-2012 01:00 AM

    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,...
  • If they say evacuate, do it now: Obama on Hurricane Sandy 30-10-2012 12:31 AM

    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...