Superstorm Sandy


Tue October 30, 2012
The Salt

More Tips For Feeding The Family, Hurricane Edition

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:38 pm

Sterno-type cooking in 1948. Many people still use these cooking tools today when disaster strikes.

Our readers were buzzing with ideas after yesterday's post on keeping the family well-fed during Hurricane Sandy-related power outages. What topped their list of topics? Egg safety, coffee preparedness, and what to do with pantry goods.

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Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Sandy Deals New York City Flooding, Fire And Blackouts

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:27 pm

In New York City's financial district, cars floated in a flooded subterranean basement a day after Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

People across the New York metropolitan area confronted scenes of devastation from Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday: widespread flooding, power and transportation outages and a wind-swept fire that tore through dozens of houses in the borough of Queens.

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Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

A Bright Light During Dark Days: Bloomberg's Sign Language Star

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:54 pm

Fans like her style: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (at right) briefing New Yorkers about Hurricane Sandy on Monday. At left is his sign language interpreter, who the mayor identified as Lydia Callis.
Mayor Bloomberg's YouTube channel

Since we noted Monday that the sign language interpreter for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) was becoming an Internet sensation, her fan base seems to have kept on growing.

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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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