The 'Frankenstorm' Hits
Hurricane Sandy is the biggest Atlantic storm in history, spanning an area broader than Texas and has caused at least 50. U.S. deaths. Millions of people in Northeast U.S. are still struggling to return to normalcy in its wake.
The number of New Jersey residents without power from superstorm Sandy fell below 1 million yesterday, Governor Chris Christie said. Yet a fresh storm may be just a few days away, bringing high winds and flooding rain.
Rudi Reichert arrived from Linz, Austria, hours before the New York City Marathon was canceled three days ago. Instead of racing yesterday, he spent the day helping victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.
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.
Companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that opened their wallets to relief efforts almost before Sandy’s floodwaters had fully receded have won the heartfelt thanks of elected leaders working around the clock to improve their communities’ lives.