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Tag Results for "Hurricane Sandy"

Lawmakers Approve $9.7 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved Friday a first provision of $9.7 billion for homeowners who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, three days after it earned angry protests for delaying the vote. continue reading »

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States. continue reading »

Obama Looking for $60.4 Billion to Fund Hurricane Sandy Recovery

President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress to approve $60.4 billion in additional federal funds for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which killed more than 130 people and caused massive damage when it slammed into the U.S. Northeast in late October. continue reading »

Statue of Liberty Will Reopen in 2013 After Hurricane Sandy

The Statue of Liberty and nearby Ellis Island, which sustained extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, will not reopen before 2013, the National Park Service, the agency responsible for managing both areas, said. continue reading »

U.S. Archdiocese Sends Aid for Cuba’s Sandy Victims

The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami sent Monday to Cuba a shipment of more than 4 tons of provisions for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Archbishop Thomas Wenski told a press conference that continue reading »

Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra Will Donate Proceeds from NY Concert to Sandy Relief

Colombian pop star Juanes and Dominican merengue icon Juan Luis Guerra said they will donate the entire box-office receipts from their Nov. 24 concert in New York to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. continue reading »

Venezuela, Ecuador Send Aid to Cuba After Hurricane Sandy

Aircraft carrying humanitarian aid from Venezuela and Ecuador landed in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba to ease the damage and suffering left by Hurricane Sandy, Cuban state television said Tuesday. continue reading »

Christina Aguilera Performs at Hurricane Sandy Telethon

Christina Aguilera and many others came together for a telethon to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. On Friday, Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, Bon Jovi continue reading »

Justice Department Warns of Disaster Fraud, Gives Tips for Donating

The Department of Justice, the FBI, and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. continue reading »

Obama Promises Necessary Aid to Hurricane Sandy’s Victims

U.S. President Barack Obama guaranteed Saturday all necessary aid to states hit by Hurricane Sandy, which left at least 100 dead and widespread damage on the East Coast. continue reading »

Sandy Reconstruction: Latinos to the Rescue

I’m floored, flabbergasted. Read this: Immigrant workers, mostly Hispanics in the building trades, will flock along with others to the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. As in previous natural disasters, they will be an important component of any rebuilding. continue reading »

New York’s Hurricane Sandy Death Toll Rises to 41

The number of deaths from Hurricane Sandy in New York has risen to 41, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday, warning that more victims might yet be found. continue reading »

New York City Marathon Canceled in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Two days after announcing the annual New York Marathon would take place on Sunday as scheduled, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed course and canceled the event. continue reading »

Raul Castro Discusses Hurricane Sandy’s “Hard Blow” to Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro said that Hurricane Sandy dealt a "really hard blow" to the eastern province of Santiago, the area of the island most affected by the storm. continue reading »

Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenburg Team Up to Create “Wind Map”

Described as a "living portrait of the wind currents over the U.S.," Wind Map is a project between artists Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg using data from the National Digital Forecast Database. continue reading »

Mexico Offers Solidarity and Support for Communities Hit by Hurricane Sandy

The Mexican government expressed its solidarity with all the communities hammered by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and said it was offering "consular protection to all the Mexicans who require it." continue reading »

Hurricane Sandy’s Death Toll Rises to 46 in U.S.

Hurricane Sandy killed at least 30 people and left 8 million without electricity on the East Coast of the United States, while risk analysts said Tuesday that damage from the "super storm" could run as high as $20 billion. continue reading »

Tips on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

But when it doubt, throw it out, food safety experts warn. Power outages and flooding caused by "superstorm" Sandy could lead to food safety problem continue reading »

PHOTOS from Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast

Satellite view of Sandy on October 29 at 8:15 a.m. - "7PM Plymouth St & lower park areas flooded, water now breaching carousel," - doorsixteen on Instagram continue reading »

Hurricane Sandy East Coast Death Count at 35, Expected to Climb

Hurricane Sandy killed at least 35 people and left millions of others without electricity on the East Coast of the United States, officials said Tuesday. continue reading »