Hurricane Sandy

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane Sandy will keep financial markets closed today 30-10-2012 12:18 AM

    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 29-10-2012 11:52 PM

    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 29-10-2012 11:52 PM

    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...
  • Hurricane Sandy strengthens as it nears US East Coast 29-10-2012 10:33 PM

    New York: A fast-strengthening Hurricane Sandy churned north on Monday, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. Subways and schools were closed across the region of 50 million people, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange was deserted, and thousands fled inland to await...
  • Hurricane Sandy: A state-by-state look 29-10-2012 09:43 PM

    Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by state. Carolinas The US Coast Guard rescued 14 members...