Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues 14 Forced By Sandy To Abandon Tall Ship

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:49 pm

A screen grab from video of the Coast Guard's rescue operation that saved 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty on Monday.
U.S. Coast Guard

Monday's rescue of 14 sailors who were forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina as then-Hurricane Sandy roared through was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

There's now some dramatic footage posted online.

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Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Latest On Sandy: Death Toll, Damages Rise As Superstorm Heads North

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 5:16 am

Debris and sections of a destroyed boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., earlier today.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Sandy, the hurricane-turned-superstorm, has left dozens dead, millions without power and thousands in need of rescue from rising waters as it slowly moves north and west from the Mid-Atlantic to pass over the Great Lakes and into Canada.

According to The Associated Press, storm damage was projected at $20 billion, "meaning it could prove to be one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history."

Sandy has also taken a huge human toll: More than 30 deaths since the weekend and millions more coping with damaged homes, crippled transportation systems and no power.

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Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Hurricane Sandy: The Scene From Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 5:27 pm

The water in Kitty Hawk, N.C. rose quickly.
Doug Smith

Doug Smith and his girlfriend Trenor Bender thought the worst of Hurricane Sandy had passed them by when they looked out the windows in the wee hours today. At their rental home, three rows back from the beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, there was no water in the yard at all at 3:30 this morning. But that didn't last.

"When I woke up, I couldn't believe it," says Smith of the view just a few hours later, "I saw this sheet of water on the ground."

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Mon October 29, 2012

Far From Sandy, Colorado Prepares To Lend A Hand

NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon courtesy of the NASA/NOAA GOES Project Science team


Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Hurricane Sandy's Economic Impact Likely To Be Immense

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 3:12 pm

Waves crash over a road as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast Monday in Winthrop, Mass. Economists are predicting the storm will cost tens of billions of dollars.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

Economists will need many days — maybe weeks or months — to assess the financial harm being done by Hurricane Sandy. But whatever the final figure, it will be huge, well into the tens of billions of dollars.

More than 60 million Americans are feeling the impact of the weather monster slamming New York, New Jersey, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and many other states. The howling mix of wind, rain and snow is causing massive direct losses, i.e., the destruction of private homes, stores, boats and cars.

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