US East Coast

  • Powerful storm lashes eastern US with snow, arctic cold March 4, 2014

    Washington: A deadly winter storm hit the US East Coast with freezing rain, snow and near-record cold on Monday, cancelling about 2,900 flights, shutting down Washington and closing schools and local governments. The latest in a series of weather systems to pummel the winter-weary eastern United States, the storm dumped...
  • After Sandy, US East Coast braces for new storm November 5, 2012

    New York: Shivering victims of superstorm Sandy went to church on Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region - and another powerful storm forecast for the middle of the week - added to their misfortunes and deepened the gloom. With overnight temperatures...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Deaths, damp and darkness in US October 30, 2012

    New York: The misery of superstorm Sandy's devastation grew on Tuesday as millions along the US East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days, and huge swaths of New York City remained eerily quiet. Several people were killed, and rescue work continued. The storm that made landfall in...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Obama, Romney cancel rallies October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has put in limbo the US Presidential campaign. Both contenders, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have cancelled their election rallies. Obama called off a tour of key states Florida and Ohio. He's at the White House overseeing his government's response to the emergency. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Canada braces for impact October 30, 2012

    Toronto: Canadian power-line workers are being sent to Vermont to help the US state cope with Hurricane Sandy as Canada also braces for the storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to a wide area and big waves to the Great Lakes. Hundreds of flights between...
  • Sandy: Romney urges supporters to remember victims October 30, 2012

    Avon Lake: Mitt Romney is urging supporters to donate to the Red Cross or other relief agencies gearing up to help storm victims. In one of his last campaign appearances before suspending those events as Hurricane Sandy came ashore, Romney also called on supporters in the path of the hurricane...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Indian student narrates experience October 30, 2012

    Indian-American student Abhik Saha in Maryland spoke to CNN-IBN and narrated his experience as superstorm Sandy hit the US East Coast. Eleven people are dead in New York and three other states, while over 50 million people are said to be affected. Over 12,000 flights have been cancelled. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Cold storms could lead to snowfall in W Virginia October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has left 11 people dead in New York and three other states. Reports say the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast has been put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm. There have been more than 12,000 flight cancellations as Superstorm Sandy hit...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Economic losses could amount to $ 20 bn October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has left 11 people dead in New York and three other states. Reports say the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast has been put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm. There have been more than 12,000 flight cancellations so far. ...
  • From Sandy to Thor: One long day in New York October 30, 2012

    So I think it's safe to say that while it's fun being breezy when the weather gods are not hammering at your windows, and it's easy to be cynical when you're far from the panic... it's a completely different story when you walk out into a gale force wind! Which...
  • Sandy strengthens as nears coast; Wall Street shut October 29, 2012

    New York: Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were...
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches, US East Coast grinds to a halt October 29, 2012

    New York: Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities on Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing for higher ground, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Tracking the superstorm October 29, 2012

    Millions of Americans over a 700-mile stretch across eight states up and down the East Coast prepared to meet the onslaught of approaching Hurricane Sandy and its potentially devastating impact. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the national capital as also Maryland, Massachusetts and New York as he...
  • Hurricane Sandy: US braces for superstorm as Obama declares emergency October 29, 2012

    Washington/New York: Millions of Americans over a 700-mile stretch across eight states up and down the East Coast prepared to meet the onslaught of approaching Hurricane Sandy and its potentially devastating impact. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the national capital as also Maryland, Massachusetts and New York...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Two Air India flights delayed October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday said its Mumbai-Newark and Delhi-New York flights have been "indefinitely delayed" due to Hurricane Sandy which is set to hit the East Coast of the United States. An Air India spokesperson said AI 191 Mumbai-Newark and AI 101 Delhi-New York have been indefinitely delayed...
  • Watch: US braces for Hurricane Sandy October 29, 2012

    The US is bracing for Hurricane Sandy. People all along the Eastern Seaboard are making all possible arrangements to keep them out of harm's way. The Category One storm is churning off the coast of North Carolina, packing maximum sustained winds of 75-miles-per-hour. Forecasters fear it could collide with a cold front...
  • Hurricane Sandy serious, says Barack Obama October 29, 2012

    The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water - which usually kills and does more...
  • Hurricane Sandy poses 'worst case scenario' October 29, 2012

    Kensington: The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water - which usually kills and...
  • Hurricane Sandy ravages historic city of Santiago de Cuba October 29, 2012

    The US is bracing for Hurricane Sandy which is set to hit its east coast either later on Monday or on Tuesday morning. It has already unleashed its wrath on Central America and the Caribbean. At least 60 deaths have been reported in the Caribbean. ...
  • Hurricane Sandy: US shuts early voting camps on east coast October 29, 2012

    US Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have had to postpone their plans due to Hurricane Sandy. Their campaign plans can change depending on the gravity of the tragedy as it will make campaigning difficult. Meanwhile, early voting camps have been shut as a precaution on the US east coast. ...
  • 5 reasons why Sandy is expected to be a superstorm October 29, 2012

    1. A Northbound Hurricane Hurricane Sandy is moving slowly northeast and but is expected to turn to the north and west later Sunday and Monday, forecasters say. At some point, it's expected to become what's known as an extratropical storm. Unlike a hurricane, which gets its power from warm ocean waters,...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Frankenstorm frame of mind October 30, 2012

    New York: Update 2: Frankenstorm frame of mind The day after tomorrow has arrived, or so it seems. I evacuated my oldy-moldy yet comfy room for an air mattress in my friend's swanky apartment complex with a backup generator. The light is flickering, and the Internet is on its lowest...
  • Hurricane Sandy closes NYSE trading floor on Monday October 29, 2012

    New York: The New York Stock Exchange will close its trading floor Monday as Hurricane Sandy barrels its way up the Northeast, but Big Board trading will continue electronically. NYSE Euronext said Sunday it is putting in place its contingency plans beginning Monday and will announce later when the trading...
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights October 29, 2012

    New York: Airlines hastily canceled flights in the Northeast Sunday as Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as American Airlines, JetBlue...
  • Storm is 'serious and big,' and slow-moving: Obama October 29, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama said Sunday that the storm taking aim at the East Coast is a "serious and big storm" that will be slow-moving and might take time to clear up. Obama met with federal emergency officials Sunday for an update on the storm's path and the danger it poses...
  • Vermont, New Jersey flooded as Irene spares NYC August 30, 2011

    Fairfield: New Jersey and Vermont struggled with their worst flooding in decades on Monday, a day after Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked US Northeast with torrential rain, dragging away homes and submerging neighborhoods underwater. The massive storm churned up the US East Coast over the weekend killing at least 38...
  • Last stop: Subways start shutting down in NYC August 27, 2011

    New York: The United States of America's largest subway system was beginning to shut down on Saturday and the typically bustling city became unusually quiet as the first rain from Hurricane Irene fell on Manhattan. Sidewalks, streets and bridges were nearly empty. Businesses were closed. Subway riders raced to catch the...
  • US: Hurricane Irene tightens aim on East Coast August 26, 2011

    New York: A state of emergency has been declared in New York as the US East Coast geared up for hurricane Irene which is expected to make its first landfall over the weekend and dump about 15 inches of rain in the area. Governor Andrew Cuomo said measures were being put...