Power Fail: White House Directs Storm Victims To…Internet. Cellphone usage is spotty at best.
- Storm damage projected at £12bn // Sandy kills at least 33 people in US and Canada – including ten deaths in New York
- President Barack Obama has declared a ‘major disaster’ in New York and Long Island
- At least 7.4m properties across US East have lost power // New York City could be without power for a week
- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: ‘Tragically we expect that number to go up’ referring to New York death toll
- Mass transit system, schools, stock exchange and Broadway shut, as water overflows NYC’s historic waterfront
- Record 13ft storm surge threatening lower Manhattan and howling winds left crane hanging from high-rise building
- Over 15,000 flights across the globe grounded due to Superstorm Sandy
- NYU Hospital loses backup power and evacuates patients // Nuclear power plant on alert
- More than 190 firefighters battled blaze destroying more than 80 homes in Breezy Point
- Stock trading will be closed in the US again for a second day running – last time it was closed for two days was 1888
Here’s what’s blocking the Metro-North tracks at Ossining Station. Maybe transit workers should slap some wheels on it and get some passengers on board…
A look inside the Clifton Shop, which services Staten Island Railway cars. Water crestes over the sea wall and wreaked havoc inside.
A massive tanker washed ashore on Staten Island — with the Manhattan skyline visible in the background.
Named the John B. Caddell, the ship was built in 1941 and weighs more than 700 tons.
The storm surge deposited a shipping container awkwardly at Beach 35th Street and Far Rockaway Blvd. in Far Rockaway – one block from the bay and two blocks from the beach.