Hurricane Sandy

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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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
10:09 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Question of the Day - Storm Stories?

What was your experience with the storm?

WAMC News
7:38 am
Tue October 30, 2012

WNYT's Paul Caiano's Tuesday Forecast

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WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his Tuesday forecast and tells us how Hurricane Sandy's effects will play out around the Northeast today. 

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WAMC News
7:22 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Leaves Damage and Darkness Across Northeast

Credit Bill Tiernan / AP

Though the  worst of Hurricane Sandy’s winds and rains may have passed, there are still thousands without power and many across the Northeast who remain in significant danger. 

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WAMC News
8:35 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Forecast with WNYT's Paul Caiano

Here's the latest forecast with News Channel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano.

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