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.
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.
Emergency agencies along the Eastern Seaboard are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Earl, which threatens to graze North Carolina and lash coastal Massachusetts with wind and rain before going ashore in Nova Scotia.
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.
A year after Hurricane Katrina leveled New Orleans and revealed the ineptitude of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state and local officials in the region had so little faith in FEMA that they made their own arrangements to get ice, food and generators for the next disaster.
New York-area residents head into their first full week of commuting since superstorm Sandy crippled the biggest U.S. mass-transit network, even as a new storm threatens a fresh set of disruptions to daily routines.