Hurricane Sandy

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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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

FEMA Stages Storm Relief Supplies At WMass Air Base

Electric generators at the FEMA staging area on the Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee, MA
Credit US Air Force

Storm relief supplies are being shipped from a staging area in western Massachusetts to areas of New England that sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Sandy.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

The Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee Massachusetts is the primary staging area for the federal government’s coordinated response to the storm in New England.  Cots and blankets were trucked south to Connecticut  Monday to stock shelters. A shipment of water and meals was to follow today, according to Bryan Toman, of FEMA.

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New York News
5:50 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Upstate NY Firefighters Prepare to Help NYC

Firefighters in Adirondack towns relatively untouched by Sandy are getting ready to head downstate to help pump out basements, fight fires and direct traffic in the storm-ravaged New York City region.

Franklin County Emergency Services Director Ricky Provost tells the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (http://bit.ly/Se1ul7 ) that the governor's office is asking firefighters in northern parts of the state to come to southern New York to assist with storm recovery.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Knocks Out Power in Vermont and Massachusetts

Hurricane Sandy lashed out in Massachusetts and Southern Vermont causing tens of thousands to lose power, with many still waiting for their electricity to come back on. But less severe weather today is enabling crews to continue their work. WAMC”s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

In Western Massachusetts, Hurricane Sandy caused wide-spread power outages, mostly as a result of high winds. In some of the hilltowns and in the Berkshires wind gusts exceeded 60 miles per hour. Some communities are still mostly without power.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Vox Pop : The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy : 10/30/12

Hurricane Sandy swept through the region yesterday. Today on Vox Pop we want to know what's going on in your area post-Sandy. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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WAMC News
10:36 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Damage widespread, Northeast reflects on historic storm

WAMC's Ian Pickus files this special Hurricane Sandy report.

As the storm — called everything from Frankenstorm to Superstorm to a hundred-year occurrence in the days leading up to its arrival last night in southern New Jersey — now batters the Midwest, deviating from its once-predicted track, it has been reclassified a post-tropical cyclone.

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