Federal aid for Hurricane Sandy’s victims -- and perhaps public perception of President Barack Obama’s leadership -- is in the hands of a straight-talking former paramedic who in a crisis never forgets his love of University of Florida football.
Hurricane Irene killed at least 40 people as it moved from the Caribbean through New England, left an estimated $2.6 billion in damage and cut power to almost 8 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is issuing vouchers for hotel rooms to those stuck in emergency shelters because of superstorm Sandy and is rushing fuel to New York and New Jersey, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said.
Hurricane Irene killed at least 18 people from Puerto Rico to Connecticut, caused an estimated $3 billion in damage and cut electric power to more than 4 million homes and businesses across the eastern U.S.
Hurricane Sandy, on track to disrupt the lives of as many as 60 million people, shut schools and governments from Virginia to Massachusetts today, halted travel, prevented U.S. stock markets from opening and upended the presidential campaign.