Superstorm Sandy

  • 2012 was the hottest year in US history January 9, 2013

    Washington: The United States has experienced the highest average temperatures in 2012, making it hottest year in the continents history. "The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3 F, 3.2 F above the 20th century average, and 1.0 F above 1998, the previous warmest year," the National Climate Data Center of...
  • Watch: 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief December 13, 2012

    New York: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened an allstar benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, in what producers promised was "the greatest lineup of legends ever assembled on a stage." The "121212" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden features a who's who of...
  • US: Northeast digs out from snow following Sandy November 9, 2012

    New York: New York City and much of the US Northeast on Thursday dug out from a snowstorm that hammered a region still struggling to recover from the devastation of superstorm Sandy. The unseasonably early winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Connecticut and slapped...
  • US NE coast deals with power outages after new storm November 8, 2012

    New York: The nor'easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding. It menaced travelers with icy roads, snarled the Long Island Rail Road and knocked out power to people who had only recently gotten it back after Superstorm Sandy. But for the weary, relief is...
  • New storm bears down Sandybattered NY, NJ November 8, 2012

    New York: A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow more than a week ago. Under...
  • US: Fear of looting grips NY as new storm threatens November 7, 2012

    New York: Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went through neighborhoods with loudspeakers warning people to get out. "I still have some valuables. I just...
  • US elections: New York, New Jersey go out to vote November 6, 2012

    New York: Residents of New York and New Jersey, the two US states worst hit by the superstorm Sandy, braved near freezing temperatures and adjusted to changes in polling procedures as they came out in large numbers to vote for the country's next president on Tuesday. Amid concerns that the devastation...
  • US Elections: Stormwrecked New Yorkers may get extra day of voting November 5, 2012

    New York: For the first time, voters in some counties in New York may get an extra day to vote if disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy prevent enough people from showing up at the November 6 Presidential polls, a state official has said. County election officials could ask the New York...
  • 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...
  • New York City crime down by a third in wake of Sandy November 4, 2012

    New York: New York City crime dropped by a third in the days after superstorm Sandy, but there was a slight increase in burglaries after at least 15 people were charged with looting empty businesses and homes blacked out since the disaster. Between Monday when the storm hit, killing...
  • Power, fuel ease US storm woes, but many still waiting November 4, 2012

    New York: While power returned to much of Manhattan and fuel supplies were headed for the disaster zone, residents of some of the hardesthit areas faced a long wait for electricity and help after superstorm Sandy's devastating strike on the US Northeast. With the US presidential election just three days away,...
  • US Presidential election: New Romney ads mock Obama November 2, 2012

    It appears the political truce is over. After dialing back his criticisms of President Barack Obama during superstorm Sandy, Republican candidate Mitt Romney is back on the attack. On Thursday, Romney turned battleground Virginia into a battlefield. Taking on the supporters of the President, Romney said, "I know that the Obama folks...
  • US Presidential election: Will win on November 6, says Mitt Romney November 2, 2012

    US President Barack Obama got back to his election campaign on Thursday after spending three days away from pollrelated activities to focus on the devastating storm Sandy and its aftermath. Obama had suspended his election campaign on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in view of the superstorm that devastated the country's Eastern...
  • Race for White House: Follow the US elections with CNNIBN November 2, 2012

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  • New York Mayor, Starbucks CEO endorse Obama November 2, 2012

    Washington: In a surprise development, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed US President Barack Obama who is seeking reelection. Obama is pitched against Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, for the November 6 elections; which according to political analysts is a very close race. In such a scenario an endorsement...
  • Superstorm Sandy: 4.8 million Americans still without power November 2, 2012

    Many New Yorkers have been without electricity since Monday as the US braced for superstorm Sandy. While power has been restored in 3.2 million homes, 4.8 homes still remain without power. Meanwhile, the US Presidential campaigns are in full swing. ...
  • Sandy effect: Obama leads Romney, shows poll November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Superstorm Sandy seems to have done a whole lot of good to President Barack Obama's bid to retain his Presidency. Obama, who found himself trailing by 0.7 per cent behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who garnered 47.7 per cent votes in a poll conducted by realclearpolitics.com on October...
  • Superstorm Sandy destroys iconic installations in New Jersey November 2, 2012

    Several iconic installations in New Jersey have been destroyed by superstorm Sandy which hit the US on Monday night. ...
  • US Presidential election: Obama, Romney spend $ 6 bn on key states November 2, 2012

    As the US struggles to cope with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, it's back to the campaign trail for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The duo have been on the campaign trail in battleground states like Ohio that was not by the storm. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: 4 days on, US struggles to recover November 2, 2012

    In the US, 88 people have died due to superstorm Sandy and nine states still remain badly hit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority says nine of 23 subway lines are still not running. Much of Manhattan remains in the dark. ...
  • Some Muslim clerics say Sandy is God's punishment November 2, 2012

    Cairo: Some antiAmerican 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...
  • Superstorm Sandy: US limps back to normalcy November 1, 2012

    The US is returning to normalcy after being hit by superstorm Sandy. While power has been restored in two million homes, six million others are still struggling with a blackout for the third day in a row. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Subways remain flooded November 1, 2012

    The US, specially people in New York are having a hard time reaching office. With subways still flooded after the superstorm Sandy hit the country, the traffic on roads has increased with more people taking taxis. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: US crawls back to normalcy November 1, 2012

    New York: New York City and the sodden US Northeast began an arduous journey back to normal on Wednesday after mammoth storm Sandy killed at least 64 people in a rampage that swamped coastal cities and cut power to millions. Financial markets reopened with the New York Stock Exchange running...
  • Hafiz Saeed offers aid, US calls offer 'hollow' November 1, 2012

    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 organising...
  • 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...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Obama to resume election campaign October 31, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama would get back to his election campaign on Thursday after spending three days away from pollrelated activities to focus on the devastating storm Sandy and its aftermath. Obama had suspended his election campaign on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in view of the superstorm that devastated...
  • US: Airports and stock exchange reopen; New Jersey devastated October 31, 2012

    New York: Two major airports reopened and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange came back to life Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to rescue flood victims and fires still raged two days after Superstorm Sandy. For the first time since the storm battered...
  • US still coming to terms with damage caused by Sandy October 31, 2012

    Over 40 people have been killed and millions are facing the brunt of the massive storm in America. Authorities are saying that it will take at least four to five days for things to turn normal. ...
  • Sandy expected to cause a huge financial loss to the US October 31, 2012

    With the US stock exchanges remaining closed for two days Monday and Tuesday and people claiming insurance for their properties, America is set to face a heavy loss due to superstorm Sandy. This was for the first time in 27 years that the New York Stock Exchange was shut...