Hurricane Sandy

New York News
7:26 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Draws Criticism for NYC Marathon Decision

Credit Jason DeCrow / AP

Politics has become intertwined with the recovery after Superstorm Sandy but the presidential election isn’t the only race drawing attention as the New York City Marathon is set to take place this Sunday. 

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Hudson Valley News
7:19 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Gas-Buying Frenzy Hits Northeast

Credit Hank Gross

As the word spread Thursday of the difficulty that oil companies were having in delivering gasoline to service stations, panic set in from New Jersey to New York City and up into the Hudson Valley.

By late afternoon, vehicles were lined up for blocks in the region, waiting to buy the “liquid gold.” Compounding the problem was the continued major power outage with people buying generators in record numbers, adding to the demand at the pumps.

Many stations ran out of gas with people still waiting at the pumps.

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Hudson Valley News
7:50 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Sullivan County Officials Fear Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wake of Sandy

Hudson Valley residents left in the dark line up to pick up dry ice. Concerns about misused generators have led to carbon monoxide fears.
Credit Jerry Kleiner

  Sullivan County public safety and fire officials are concerned about the increase in carbon monoxide calls that have come in over the last two days.

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Hudson Valley News
7:27 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Westchester Health Commissioner Warns of Contaminated Wells

Credit Matt Rourke / AP

The Westchester County Department of Health on Wednesday urged people with private wells that were flooded to either boil their water before consumption or to use bottled water as a precautionary measure since sewage and other harmful contaminants can be washed into private wells by storm waters. 

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WAMC News
7:14 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Signs of Recovery Around the Northeast

Limited subway service has begun in NYC
Credit Stephen Chernin / AP

Though slow-going, rebuilding continues after Superstorm Sandy’s devastation earlier this week. The storm has left millions without power and has crippled transportation to and from New York City and mass transit throughout the five boroughs. An update now on the recovery efforts around the Northeast:

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New York News
6:20 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Northern Region Sends Aid South

Credit NOAA

Groups and agencies in the northern parts of our region that were not impacted by Hurricane Sandy are stepping up to send help to the storm ravaged areas.

Last year parts of Vermont and northern New York were ripped apart by Tropical Storm Irene, and now they want to help those impacted by Sandy. Some of the first volunteers heading south are from the Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross.  Spokesman Doug Bishop says the eight  trained individuals being deployed left for a staging area in White Plains.

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WAMC News
5:21 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Cuomo: Helicopter Survey of Sandy Damage "Disturbing"

Governor Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas  devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York’s
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.  He says the state faces “significant” challenges to rebuild, and will have to “fundamentally” rethink   New York City’s infrastructure  going forward.

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Hudson Valley News
8:55 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Sewage Discharges into Hudson River in Westchester

Credit AP

The Westchester County Department of Health is advising people who use the Hudson River waters for recreational purposes, namely swimmers, boaters, kayakers and windsurfers to avoid direct contact with the water until further notice along the Westchester shoreline. This advisory is due to flooding-related shutdowns at one waste water treatment plant and two waste water pumping stations along the river that have resulted in raw and partially treated sewage entering the Hudson River.

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Hudson Valley News
7:45 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Central Hudson Makes Progress On First Day of Restoration

Steady progress was made Tuesday in repairing damage to Central Hudson’s electric system in the wake of severe winds delivered by Tropical Storm Sandy.

By 8 p.m., power was restored to more than 50,000, or nearly half of all impacted customers, and crews worked throughout the night.

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WAMC News
7:21 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Sandy's Hardest Hit Still Assessing Infrastructure and Transportation Damage

Credit AP

State and federal officials, utility companies, and transportation service providers knew the recovery from Hurricane Sandy would be a long, uphill battle across the Northeast. Here's an update on the status of recovery services and transportation in some of the hardest hit areas:

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