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Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy.

** 7:30pm PT/ 10:30pm ET on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 News Update: **
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** Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy: **

**** This news story will be updated constantly with the latest news information and important information. ****


** Death Total: **

- According to CNN, 175 people have lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy which includes:

** Canada: 1 Person including: **

- A woman in Toronto. (No Name or Age Given)


** Atlantic Ocean: 1 Person including: **

- A crew member of the HMS Bounty that went down over open sea during Hurricane Sandy.


** Caribbean: 67 people including: **

- Many people in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.


- According to CNN, 106 people have lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy in the United States which includes the following states and names being reported:

** Connecticut: 4 people including: **

- 55 year old Russell Neary in Easton. A 13-year veteran of the volunteer fire department in Easton

- 90 year old Olga E. Raymond in Mansfield.



** Delaware: 0 people including: **



** Maryland: 10 people including: **

- 66 year old Mai Lam-Phan in Germantown.

- 74 year old Donald Charles Cannata in Pasadena.


** North Carolina: 2 people including: **

- 25 year old Jody Alan Davis near Dobson.

- 42 year old Claudene Christian in Mount Airy.


** New Jersey: 22 people including: **

- 48 year old Elizabeth Everett and 54 year old Richard R. Everett in Mendham Township.

- 51 year old Bruce Litteri in Jefferson Township.

- 55 year old Rafael Reyes in New Brunswick.

- 59 year old Gracie Dunston in Trenton.

- 77 year old Fletcher Fish in Hawthorne.


** New York: 48 people including: **

- 2 year old Brandon Moore and 4 year old Connor Moore in Staten Island. Both boys were ripped from their mother's arms on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy.

- 11 year old Jack Baumler and 13 year old Michael Robson in North Salem. Both died instantly when an oak tree fell into their family room in North Salem.

- 24 year old Jessie Streich-Kest and 24 year old Jacob Vogelman in Brooklyn.

- 24 year old Lauren Abraham in Queens.

- 28 year old Artur Kasprzak in Staten Island. A New York Police Department Officer killed in the basement of his Staten Island home.

- 39 year old John Miller in Lloyd Harbor.

- 51 year old John Filipowicz and his son 20 year old John Filipowicz, Jr. in Staten Island. Father and son were found buried under debris in the basement of their home in Staten Island and died from drowning in flood water.

- 51 year old Jeffrey Chanin in Staten Island. A retired New York Police Department Sergeant.

- 54 year old Tiago Ferreira Neto in Greenburgh.

- 73 year old Anatasia Rispoli in Staten Island.

- 84 year old Safar Shafinoori in Nassau County.

- 89 year old Ella Norris in Staten Island.


** Pennsylvania: 13 people including: **

- 8 year old Matthew Stahl in Franklin Township.

- 17 year old Robert Mills in Northampton County.

- 48 year old Tammy Kerosetz in South Whitehall Township.

- 61 year old William Sword in Princeton.

- 62 year old Gerald Witman in Berks County.

- A 66 year old man in Carbon County. (No Name Given)

- A 81 year old woman in Somerset County. (No Name Given)

- 86 year old Richard Whitehead in Spring Township.

- 86 year old Theresa Schlitzer in Lower Macungie Township.

- A 82 year old women and A 88 year old women in Wayne County. (No Name Given)

- A 90 year old woman in Montgomery County. (No Name Given)


** Virginia: 2 people including: **

2 people in storm related traffic accident in Central Virginia.


** West Virginia: 5 people including: **

- 40 year old Nanci Hedrick in Tucker County.

- 51 year old Mark Riffle in Upshur County.

- 60 year old John Rose in Barbour County.


** For more information on those who lost their lives in Hurricane Sandy, please head to the following websites: **


- CNN: “Superstorm Sandy's Victims”

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/10/us/sandy-casualties/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


** Damage Cost: (Estimated) **

Between $30 billion to $50 billion dollars.


** Power Outages: **

- Around 2.4 million customers across the Eastern United States are without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.


** Connecticut: **

- 241,000 customers were without power.


** Delaware: **

- 400 customers were without power.


** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Kentucky: **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Maine: **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Maryland: **

- 28,600 customers are without power.


** Massachusetts: **

- 7,200 customers are without power.


** Michigan: **

- 5,000 customers are without power.


** New Hampshire: **

- 1,300 customers are without power.


** New Jersey: **

- 1.6 million customers without power.


** New York: **

- 1.3 million customers are without power.


** North Carolina: **

- Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.


** Ohio: **

- 89,000 customers are without power.


** Pennsylvania: **

- 372,000 customers are without power.


** Rhode Island: **

- 17,700 customers are without power.


** Tennessee: **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Vermont: **

- Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.


** Virginia: **

- 6,100 customers are without power.


** West Virginia: **

- 104,000 customers are without power.


** Most Recent News Update: **

- Flood water from Hurricane Sandy has flooded at the construction site near the September 11 Museum Memorial. There is at least 200 million gallons of water remaining and Construction Crews are pumping out from flood water below the streets of Downtown Manhattan, New York.

- Organizers of the New York City Marathon with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled this weekends New York City Marathon. All supplies including bottles of water, portable potties, and powered generators are reportedly going to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Walkers and runners who were going to participate in the New York City Marathon are now giving their hotel rooms to those who need them and even volunteering to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are saying that the decision to canceled the New York City Marathon was the right decision were there are many still in need of food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies in hard hit areas like in Staten Island.

- According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, restoring electricity is the top priority, reiterating Saturday that his state will hold utilities accountable if they weren't prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Late Friday, Lower Manhattan, New York's power came back on Friday evening with many who were in affected by that power outage cheering. Utility Crews will continue to work on other areas of the city to restore power to those who do not have power. More Utility Crews and other supplies are being flown in from other states to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie has signed an executive order implementing odd-even rationing for gas purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. This executive order means that on days that end in even numbers (November 4, 6, or 8), gas station operators can sell gas only to those with license plates whose last digit is even. On days that end in odd numbers (November 3), only those with plate numbers ending in an odd number or those with specialty plates can get gas. Only station attendants can pump gas for their customers in New Jersey.

- The total of lives lost during Hurricane Sandy sadly continues to climb. Father and son drowned in the basement of their home, a young girl was killed when a storm surge swallowed her house, a woman was electrocuted when she stepped on a downed electrical line, and on Thursday, the bodies of the missing two boys who were ripped from their mother's arms were found in Staten Island, New York.

- With the New York City subway tunnels flooded, a question that hasn't being raised to happened to those who are homeless who may have living in those tunnels before the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.

- Anger and concerns as many people in waterlogged neighborhood in Staten Island, New York wait for help to arrive even saying to the many journalists, "When is the government coming?" Many Staten Island, New York residents are dealing with some looters in the area. Many Staten Island, New York residents are in need of gas, food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies. Weather conditions aren't helping the problem as very cold weather is hitting the affected areas being 50 degree temperature with more lower temperatures to come soon dropping to the low 40's. Many people are angry there help has been late in coming to help the Staten Island, New York which many people are calling the scene in their neighborhood as a, "Mini Katrina." According to CNN, a convoy of 10 American Red Cross trucks filled with food, water, and medicine are to arrive to Staten Island, New York Thursday evening. According to the White House, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino are to travel Friday to Staten Island to meet with state and local officials and view the response and recovery efforts. Relief fund is created just for residents of hard hit Staten Island, New York City.

- According to the White House, United States President Barack Obama will have a meeting with several members of his cabinet which will included Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey on Saturday. They will spend the day in some of the hard hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be going to West Virginia and Long Island, New York. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be going to Brooklyn, New York and Manhattan, New York. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will be going to Norwalk, Connecticut and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be going to Rockaways, New York and Breeze Point, New York. Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan will be among the federal officials in Staten Island, New York, Hoboken, New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, and Jersey City, New Jersey.

- After touring damaged areas in Brigantine, New Jersey with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last Wednesday, United States President Barack Obama told reporters that he directs his staff members and the people in his administration to tolerate no red tape or bureaucratic excuses when it comes to getting help to storm victims. "If they need something, we figure out a way to say yes," said United States President Barack Obama.

- Many people are coming together to help their neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are being creative in helping people by setting up Charging Stations so people call recharge their cellular phones and laptops and setting up public wood fire outdoor stoves to help those who may need to cook some food.

- Businesses had contributed over $33 million dollars to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- There is news reports that stock certificates worth trillions of dollars and were stored in a vault in Lower Manhattan, New York are feared to be damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.

- Power outages in Manhattan, New York are leaving many people running out of food and supplies. Many people are also trying to deal with the weather conditions.

- According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, natural gas lines and service in and around the Seaside Heights and other barrier island locations are shutdown for safety reasons and until those natural gas lines are checked or repaired if need to be repaired.

- As many people affected by Hurricane Sand wait in long lines to buy gasoline, news reports of gas shortage are continuing to hit many areas that were hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many gas stations can't pump gasoline because there is no power in the area which leaves those gas stations who do have power, trying to keep the supply of gasoline in stock.

- The Department of Homeland Security waived the Jones Act through Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 allowing Non-United States Flagged Ships to transport oil and gas from United States Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and ports in the Northeast.

- The Metropolitan Transit Authority are saying that 14 of the 23 New York City's subway lines are now running and 4,000 buses are attempting to take up the slack. Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service are running their regular routes on Wednesday, but wait wait times greater then 45 minutes long. Reports that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has waived all subway, rail, and bus fares.

- Many people in New York City, New York are divided over the plans to still have the New York City Marathon even when many people are still cleaning or are homeless because of Hurricane Sandy. Some say that the New York City Marathon will bring people together, others say the City of New York should focus on those affected by Hurricane Sandy and to work on getting power restored to the affected power outage areas.

- Broadway theaters reopened Thursday. Organizers vowed to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday. Late night shows like Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon taping their show without an audience for 2 nights because of Hurricane Sandy. Jimmy Kimmel Live held their show in Brooklyn, New York with only 1 day without an audience. Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel urged his viewer to donate to the American Red Cross who are helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- The World Health Organization says 22 cholera treatment centers in Haiti were damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.


** Most Recent News Update information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **
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**** Pass News Update: ****

** All Over Affected States: **

- Park Rangers at Great Smoky Mountain National Park are searching for a hiker stranded on the Appalachian Trail because of the snows.

- 10,000 National Guard troops are on duty to help areas affected by Hurricane Sandy The United States Coast Guard sent airboats to the coastlines affected by Hurricane Sandy. The United States Navy moved 3 landing ships to the coastlines affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- The Army Corps of Engineers are helping in deploying water pumps and generators to the affected areas in New York and New Jersey. The United States Defense Department is planning to send 80 truckloads of water to West Virginia where snow has left some areas inaccessible.


** Connecticut: **

- Some residents that did not evacuate in Hartford and New Haven, had to call on Rescuer Crews to help them out of their homes

- Connecticut Governor Dan Mallor announced free rail service for Thursday and Friday to Grand Central station.

- 2 houses in Old Saybrook have been destroyed by fire after crews were unable to reach the area due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy.


** Delaware: **

- State Officials called volunteers to help clean up damage at state parks.

- Main coastal highway are still closed.

- Delaware Governor Jack Markell has ended the state of emergency.

- The resort communities of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach were flooded.


** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **

- Residents of a flood prone neighborhood celebrated after Hurricane Sandy failed to flood their basements.

- Early voting has resumed.

- Bus and rail service was restored on modified schedules with normal operations expected to resume Wednesday.

- 2 people were injured in an apartment fire in Southeast Washington, DC.

- Tree were on top of many homes in the Washington, DC area.

- Flooding occurred in Northwest Washington, DC.


** Great Lakes Region: **

- News Update!!: Strong winds are expected to trigger some lakeside flooding.

- News Update!!: Large waves made it difficulted to go boating on the water.


** Kentucky: **

- People in mountain towns and counties are working to clear as much as a foot of snow.

- A winter storm warning is in effect for three southeastern counties until Wednesday.

- Winds could gust up to 50 mph through late Tuesday.


** Maine: **

- Leaders in Maine's important seafood industry are saying that they are still hurting from Hurricane Sandy because markets that usually buy their seafood don't have power to store seafood.

- A 50-foot work barge that was moored in the harbor sank in Bar Harbor because of Hurricane Sandy.


** Maryland: **

- The Maryland National Guard are going door to door in the coastal city of Crisfield in Humvees to aid victims of flood damage.

- Maryland Transit Administration commuter bus and train service will be running Wednesday. Other transit systems are struggling to restart

- Power has been restored to a processing plant after raw sewage leak on Tuesday in Howard County. Drinking water is reportedly not affected.

- 3 people were hospitalized after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning apparently due to a generator running side of a Laurel home.

- 14 adults and 5 children were displaced after a tree fell onto an apartment building on the 20 block of Manchester Place in Montgomery County which caused a gas leak, but no injuries were reported.

- Rescue Crews conducted 3 water rescues in Montgomery County.


** Massachusetts: **

- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit service resumed on Tuesday in Boston with some delays.

- Utility Crews are working with Tree Removal Crews in removing tree to restore power.


** New Hampshire: **

- A flood warning is in effect for the Saco River until Wednesday afternoon.


** New Jersey: **

- United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to meet with State Officials to discuss efforts for recovery local communities and the State of New Jersey.

- At least 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel will be delivered to New Jersey by Thursday night to run trucks and generators at nursing homes, hospitals and other high-priority locations.

- Both AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to share networks in New York and New Jersey which will allow customers to use whichever network coverage they can use in their area. According to the Federal Communication Commission, a quarter of the cell phone towers in 10 states were knocked out by Hurricane Sandy.

- New Jersey State Offices will be open on Thursday.

- Residents not cleaning up damage to their property spent much of their time on Wednesday standing in line at gasoline stations, stores, and restaurants.

- At least 20 New Jersey roads are now closed. Majority of major closed roads have been cleared.

- Transportation systems are coming back on line.

- All airports should reopen with limited service. Air Train service to Newark International is running again, but is still down to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

- All but one tunnel into New York City are open. Only the Holland Tunnel is still closed.

- Ferry service to New York has also resumed.

- Amtrak will provide Northeast Regional service on Thursday between Boston and New Haven, Connecticut, and between Newark and points south.

- PATH train service is suspended until further notice.

- Rescue Crews rescued 7 people on Wednesday after ignored orders to evacuate from the barrier island of Toms River, New Jersey.

- Seaside Heights and other barrier island locations have beach sand blocking into homes. Home after home are destroyed by water and beach sand. The beach sand pushed 4 blocks inland wiping out many homes and leaving thousands stranded. New Jersey National Guard are looking for displace residents along the coastline. The FunTown Amusement Pier is ripped apart and the roller coaster has been submerged in seawater.

- Downtown Atlantic City has knee deep water, power outages, and boardwalk is partly damaged. Casinos in Atlantic City are mostly unharmed.

- A shelter in northeast Atlantic City had 200 people spend the night during Hurricane Sandy.

- A fire broke out Wednesday morning in Mantoloking, according to police.

- Thousands are trapped in Hoboken, New Jersey surrounded by flood water, trash, and sewage. New Jersey National Guard are doing rescues in the effected areas.

- Rescues took place in Little Ferry after flooding from a possible levee break. No evacuations were issued before the break.


** New York: **

- Both AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to share networks in New York and New Jersey which will allow customers to use whichever network coverage they can use in their area. According to the Federal Communication Commission, a quarter of the cell phone towers in 10 states were knocked out by Hurricane Sandy.

- Many people are angry there help has been late in coming to help the Staten Island, New York which many people are calling the scene in their neighborhood as a, "Mini Katrina." According to CNN, 2 boys bodies have been found dead in Staten Island, New York. Boats were beached in the front yards of homes in the Staten Island neighborhood of Great Kills, New York. Several people are reportedly still missing days after Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island, New York.

- Coney Island Hospital and Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital was evacuated.

- Mass Evacuation of over 700 hospital patients at the Bellevue Hospital in New York, New York because of a power outage caused by flood damage to their fuel generators during Hurricane Sandy. New York National Guard and First Responders are helping with the transporting of those hospital patients. New York National Guard is seen helping in a bucket brigade to carry fuel to the roof to keep the power generators running.

- Public schools will remain closed for the week.

- The Lincoln Tunnel is open, but the Holland Tunnel and other tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey is reportedly still flooded. The Port Authority can't start pumping out the water until power is restored to the area where the tunnels are flooded.

- The Army Corps of Engineers will begin pumping out water from flooded tunnels beginning on Thursday.

- Cars crossing New York's East River bridges between 6:00am and 12:00am ET must carry at least three people. Taxis are exempted

- Limited commuter rail service on Metro North and the Long Island Railroad is to begin service on Wednesday afternoon. New York City subway will begin on Thursday with limited service.

- Engineers have determined that the ties that bind the skyscraper crane tower to the under construction luxury Manhattan skyscraper building are secure. Engineers and City Crews are trying to figure out how to take down the dangling skyscraper crane including the possibility of constructing another crane on top of the current skyscraper crane to take down the dangling boom of the skyscraper crane which is 90 stories above the street. West 57th Street and other streets around the dangling skyscraper crane remain closed. Buildings around the dangling skyscraper crane have been evacuated and remain closed. The skyscraper crane was working on the new “One57” luxury skyscraper in Manhattan.

- Most major streets and bridges around New York City are cleared and reopened. Traffic signals are still out of power at many intersections. Drivers are ask to treated those intersections as “4 Way Stops.” Drivers should use caution when driving into those storm effected areas as Work Crews work to clean up the mess left from Hurricane Sandy.

- John F. Kennedy International Airport reopened on Wednesday with limited service and on Thursday, La Guardia Airport will reopen with limited service starting at 7:00am ET.

- At least 110 homes were burned to the ground in a large fire caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed a storm surge onto shore in Breezy Point, New York. Republican Congressman Bob Turner's home was also burned in this out of control fire which was surrounded by 5 feet of water because of Hurricane Sandy which blocked Fire Crews from fighting out the wild firestorm. The area looks like a bomb exploded there. Many are to be homeless now. No reports of anybody missing, but Rescue Crews will continue the search.

- The Metropolitan Transit Authority are talking about what it will take to get the New York City subway system back up and running. Reports that parts of it subway system north of 34th Street in Manhattan are expected to be running on Thursday. Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service are running their regular routes on Wednesday, but wait wait times greater then 45 minutes long. Reports that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has waived all subway, rail, and bus fares.

- New York Stock Exchange will reopen and resumed financial markets on Wednesday.

- Hospital patients and newborns were evacuated from New York University Langone Medical Center after backup generators failed during the storm. Everybody including newborns were transported safely and are doing fine.

- An apartment building collapsed in New York City. The apartment building was reportedly turned into a hotel. No reports of deaths from the apartment building collapsed.

- Rain and flood Water from Hurricane Sandy poured into the Ground Zone site.

- Parts of Lower Manhattan was under water and without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.

- Staten Island is devastated with homes damaged, boats in the street, cellular phone towers are down, and roofs from homes blown off. There is reports of collapse homes in Staten Island, New York. New York City Police Department had helicopter rescues in Staten Island on Wednesday. Rescuers rescued 6 people to safety on Tuesday after floodwater trapped them in their homes. Rescue Crews are still looking for missing people. 14 people have dead in Staten Island, New York. reports of people still missing including children. There was a 4 foot high tide and a 12 foot storm surge during Hurricane Sandy. Blood donations are needed at blood banks. Many are to be homeless now.

- Flooding occurred in Long Beach of Long Island, New York. Rescue Crews helped over 14 people off the island.

- At least 100 people were stranded on the barrier island of Fire Island, New York.

- Very long lines form at gas stations, restaurants, and markets.

- Metropolitan Transportation Authority commuter railroad service remained suspended on Wednesday. 7 subway tunnels under the East River, 2 Long Island Rail Road tubes, and 2 vehicular tunnels were flooded. 1 subway bridge, 3 subway yards. and 6 bus facilities were flooded.

- Flooding in Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers made it impossible to predict when service would be restored to Penn Station.


** North Carolina: **

- United States Coast Guard has called off the search for the captain of a tall ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy.

- A captain of the HMS Bounty remains missing.

- Snow blizzards occurring in parts of North Carolina.

- 24 counties in the western part of the North Carolina remains under a state of emergency because of snow.

- Several businesses along the road are underwater in Outer Banks.


** Ohio: **

- Dozens of residents are still staying in Red Cross Shelters and many schools remain closed because of power outages around Cleveland.

- Nearly 400 work crews have been dispatched to clear storm related debris.

- Wind gusts of up to 60 mph could hit some counties on Tuesday and rain could change over to a snowy mix. Utilities expect the wind to continue blowing down trees and poles.


** Pennsylvania: **

- Power restored just days before polling sites are open for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.

- Some mass transit services in Philadelphia were restored on Tuesday. Southeastern Pennsylvania's regional rail commuter lines are scheduled to resume service Wednesday.

- Wind and flooding closing over 200 bridges and roads.


** Rhode Island: **

- Residents are allowed to go back into a community of beach cottages for the first time since Hurricane sandy hit to find homes ripped from their foundations, businesses destroyed, and roads impassable.

- Most of the emergency shelters are now closed.

- Howling winds and storm surges forced mandatory and voluntary evacuations in low-lying and coastal communities.


** Tennessee: **

- Digging out from heavy snow fall.

- Snow expected in higher elevations of Tennessee.

- Freeze warnings have been issued.

- High winds expected in many areas of Tennessee.


** Vermont: **

- With the power back on, Vermont's largest utility plans to send crews to help other states restore electricity.

- Winds knocked down trees and power lines.

- Localized flooding.


** Virginia: **

- Port of Virginia starts receiving cargo diverted from New York.

- Heavy snowfall in higher elevations.

- 3 buildings had roofs partially ripped off from winds in Alexandria.

- 10 homes had tree damage in Alexandria.

- 20 residents were evacuated and relocated in Alexandria.


** West Virginia: **

- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin asked United States President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration after nearly 3 feet of snow fell on Virginia.

- Parts of West Virginia have seen at least 2 feet of snowfall.

- Winter storm warnings are in effect.

- More snow expected in the Appalachians Mountains.

- 1 fatality has been attributed to the storm.


** Wisconsin: **

- Residents evacuate along parts of Lake Michigan because of the possibility of dangerously high waves and flooding that could happen on Tuesday.


** News information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **
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A Message From Zachary A. Lopez and Everybody at ZachNews:

Hurricane Sandy slammed into 9 States in the eastern coastline of the United States late Sunday and early Monday causing ocean water and beach sand to race into shoreline homes in New Jersey, caused major flooding to tunnels, damaging mass transit systems, and power outages in Manhattan, burning neighborhoods to the ground in Breezy Point, flooding and devastating whole neighborhoods in Staten Island, bringing blizzard conditions to the Appalachian Mountains, bringing large waves that slammed ships and boats in the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, damaged roads and bridges along the eastern coastline of the United States, leaving many people staying in emergency shelters or homeless, and a death total that just keeps on climbing well Search and Rescue Crews search for the many who are reportedly missing. are devastating.

As many clean up and try to cope with the destruction around them, many people from across the county and around the globe are answering the call to help those affected by Hurricane sandy. From donation food, clothing, blanks, water, flashlights, and sleeping bags, and donating blood; to volunteering in the clean up of communities and passing out food and water to people in the community; and even setting up community outdoor wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to help those who may need to cook some food or charge their cellular phone.

Our thoughts go out to everybody in the path of Hurricane Sandy. We stand united together to help and care for the many people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

May we all come together to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please donate and volunteer for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. No matter the amount you donate, ever cent counts.

To all the emergency responders and the many caring and helpful good samaritans, stay safe and thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

To all who are volunteering who are there in the Hurricane Sandy affected areas cleaning up neighborhoods, serving food, or setting up community wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to battery charge equipment, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

To all who have donated money, food, water, blanks, sleeping bags, jackets, tents, flashlights, heaters, barbecues, toilet paper, kids toys, medical supplies, and many other items, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

We Will Not Let Hurricane Sandy Bring Us Down For We Are All United Together as A Family.

Take Care, Stay Strong, and Do Not Give Up East Coast Family.
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**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

- American Red Cross:

Red Cross Shelters:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

Blood Donations:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

American Red Cross Disaster Relief:

http://www.redcross.org/

1-800-RED-CROSS

To donate $10.00 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text “REDCROSS” to “90999”


- Salvation Army:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf


- Save the Children:

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm


- World Vision:

http://www.worldvision.org/


- Humane Society of the United States:

http://www.humanesociety.org/


- American Humane Association:

http://www.americanhumane.org/


- AmeriCares:

http://www.americares.org/


- Catholic Charities USA:

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/


- Direct Relief International:

http://www.directrelief.org/


- Feeding America:

http://feedingamerica.org/


- Operation Blessing International:

http://www.ob.org/


- Operation USA:

http://www.opusa.org/


- The International Medical Corps:

http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/


- Team Rubicon:

http://teamrubiconusa.org/


- Samaritan's Purse

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/


- VolunteerMatch.Org:

http://www.volunteermatch.org/opportunities/disaster_relief.jsp


- United Way:

http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/disaster-recovery/


**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Twitter: ****

You can find where to volunteer and to donate food, water and other supplies by heading to ZachNews on Twitter or by using your own Twitter account, search for the following Twitter Hashtags:

#SandyAid

#SandyRelief

#SandyVolunteer

#Volunteer

#Volunteering

#Donate

#Donation

#Help

#Helping

#HelpOut

#Give

#CleanUp


- American Red Cross on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RedCross

@RedCross


**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Facebook: ****


- American Red Cross on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/redcross?ref=ts&fref=ts


- American Red Cross Blood Donors on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/RedCrossBlood?ref=ts&fref=ts


- Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Network on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/Hurricane.Volunteer.Network?fref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/groups/299198370196221/?ref=ts&fref=ts


**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information will be updated constantly with the latest information.


**** Helpful Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

- Search for Red Cross Shelters: From American Red Cross:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter


- New York City, NY: From NYC.Gov:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_sandy_shelter_list.pdf


- Delaware: From DEMA.Delaware.Gov:

http://dema.delaware.gov/


- Ready.Gov:

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes


- DisasterAssistance.Gov:

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/


- Federal Emergency Management Agency:

http://www.fema.gov/


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Hurricane Sandy Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy.

** 7:30pm PT/ 10:30pm ET on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 News Update: **
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** Latest News Regarding Hurricane Sandy: **

**** This news story will be updated constantly with the latest news information and important information. ****


** Death Total: **

- According to CNN, 175 people have lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy which includes:

** Canada: 1 Person including: **

- A woman in Toronto. (No Name or Age Given)


** Atlantic Ocean: 1 Person including: **

- A crew member of the HMS Bounty that went down over open sea during Hurricane Sandy.


** Caribbean: 67 people including: **

- Many people in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.


- According to CNN, 106 people have lost their lives from Hurricane Sandy in the United States which includes the following states and names being reported:

** Connecticut: 4 people including: **

- 55 year old Russell Neary in Easton. A 13-year veteran of the volunteer fire department in Easton

- 90 year old Olga E. Raymond in Mansfield.



** Delaware: 0 people including: **



** Maryland: 10 people including: **

- 66 year old Mai Lam-Phan in Germantown.

- 74 year old Donald Charles Cannata in Pasadena.


** North Carolina: 2 people including: **

- 25 year old Jody Alan Davis near Dobson.

- 42 year old Claudene Christian in Mount Airy.


** New Jersey: 22 people including: **

- 48 year old Elizabeth Everett and 54 year old Richard R. Everett in Mendham Township.

- 51 year old Bruce Litteri in Jefferson Township.

- 55 year old Rafael Reyes in New Brunswick.

- 59 year old Gracie Dunston in Trenton.

- 77 year old Fletcher Fish in Hawthorne.


** New York: 48 people including: **

- 2 year old Brandon Moore and 4 year old Connor Moore in Staten Island. Both boys were ripped from their mother's arms on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy.

- 11 year old Jack Baumler and 13 year old Michael Robson in North Salem. Both died instantly when an oak tree fell into their family room in North Salem.

- 24 year old Jessie Streich-Kest and 24 year old Jacob Vogelman in Brooklyn.

- 24 year old Lauren Abraham in Queens.

- 28 year old Artur Kasprzak in Staten Island. A New York Police Department Officer killed in the basement of his Staten Island home.

- 39 year old John Miller in Lloyd Harbor.

- 51 year old John Filipowicz and his son 20 year old John Filipowicz, Jr. in Staten Island. Father and son were found buried under debris in the basement of their home in Staten Island and died from drowning in flood water.

- 51 year old Jeffrey Chanin in Staten Island. A retired New York Police Department Sergeant.

- 54 year old Tiago Ferreira Neto in Greenburgh.

- 73 year old Anatasia Rispoli in Staten Island.

- 84 year old Safar Shafinoori in Nassau County.

- 89 year old Ella Norris in Staten Island.


** Pennsylvania: 13 people including: **

- 8 year old Matthew Stahl in Franklin Township.

- 17 year old Robert Mills in Northampton County.

- 48 year old Tammy Kerosetz in South Whitehall Township.

- 61 year old William Sword in Princeton.

- 62 year old Gerald Witman in Berks County.

- A 66 year old man in Carbon County. (No Name Given)

- A 81 year old woman in Somerset County. (No Name Given)

- 86 year old Richard Whitehead in Spring Township.

- 86 year old Theresa Schlitzer in Lower Macungie Township.

- A 82 year old women and A 88 year old women in Wayne County. (No Name Given)

- A 90 year old woman in Montgomery County. (No Name Given)


** Virginia: 2 people including: **

2 people in storm related traffic accident in Central Virginia.


** West Virginia: 5 people including: **

- 40 year old Nanci Hedrick in Tucker County.

- 51 year old Mark Riffle in Upshur County.

- 60 year old John Rose in Barbour County.


** For more information on those who lost their lives in Hurricane Sandy, please head to the following websites: **


- CNN: “Superstorm Sandy's Victims”

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/10/us/sandy-casualties/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


** Damage Cost: (Estimated) **

Between $30 billion to $50 billion dollars.


** Power Outages: **

- Around 2.4 million customers across the Eastern United States are without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.


** Connecticut: **

- 241,000 customers were without power.


** Delaware: **

- 400 customers were without power.


** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Kentucky: **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Maine: **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Maryland: **

- 28,600 customers are without power.


** Massachusetts: **

- 7,200 customers are without power.


** Michigan: **

- 5,000 customers are without power.


** New Hampshire: **

- 1,300 customers are without power.


** New Jersey: **

- 1.6 million customers without power.


** New York: **

- 1.3 million customers are without power.


** North Carolina: **

- Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.


** Ohio: **

- 89,000 customers are without power.


** Pennsylvania: **

- 372,000 customers are without power.


** Rhode Island: **

- 17,700 customers are without power.


** Tennessee: **

- 0 customers are without power.


** Vermont: **

- Power has been restored to a vast majority of customers.


** Virginia: **

- 6,100 customers are without power.


** West Virginia: **

- 104,000 customers are without power.


** Most Recent News Update: **

- Flood water from Hurricane Sandy has flooded at the construction site near the September 11 Museum Memorial. There is at least 200 million gallons of water remaining and Construction Crews are pumping out from flood water below the streets of Downtown Manhattan, New York.

- Organizers of the New York City Marathon with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled this weekends New York City Marathon. All supplies including bottles of water, portable potties, and powered generators are reportedly going to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Walkers and runners who were going to participate in the New York City Marathon are now giving their hotel rooms to those who need them and even volunteering to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are saying that the decision to canceled the New York City Marathon was the right decision were there are many still in need of food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies in hard hit areas like in Staten Island.

- According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, restoring electricity is the top priority, reiterating Saturday that his state will hold utilities accountable if they weren't prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Late Friday, Lower Manhattan, New York's power came back on Friday evening with many who were in affected by that power outage cheering. Utility Crews will continue to work on other areas of the city to restore power to those who do not have power. More Utility Crews and other supplies are being flown in from other states to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie has signed an executive order implementing odd-even rationing for gas purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. This executive order means that on days that end in even numbers (November 4, 6, or 8), gas station operators can sell gas only to those with license plates whose last digit is even. On days that end in odd numbers (November 3), only those with plate numbers ending in an odd number or those with specialty plates can get gas. Only station attendants can pump gas for their customers in New Jersey.

- The total of lives lost during Hurricane Sandy sadly continues to climb. Father and son drowned in the basement of their home, a young girl was killed when a storm surge swallowed her house, a woman was electrocuted when she stepped on a downed electrical line, and on Thursday, the bodies of the missing two boys who were ripped from their mother's arms were found in Staten Island, New York.

- With the New York City subway tunnels flooded, a question that hasn't being raised to happened to those who are homeless who may have living in those tunnels before the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.

- Anger and concerns as many people in waterlogged neighborhood in Staten Island, New York wait for help to arrive even saying to the many journalists, "When is the government coming?" Many Staten Island, New York residents are dealing with some looters in the area. Many Staten Island, New York residents are in need of gas, food, water, warm clothing, blankets, and medical supplies. Weather conditions aren't helping the problem as very cold weather is hitting the affected areas being 50 degree temperature with more lower temperatures to come soon dropping to the low 40's. Many people are angry there help has been late in coming to help the Staten Island, New York which many people are calling the scene in their neighborhood as a, "Mini Katrina." According to CNN, a convoy of 10 American Red Cross trucks filled with food, water, and medicine are to arrive to Staten Island, New York Thursday evening. According to the White House, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino are to travel Friday to Staten Island to meet with state and local officials and view the response and recovery efforts. Relief fund is created just for residents of hard hit Staten Island, New York City.

- According to the White House, United States President Barack Obama will have a meeting with several members of his cabinet which will included Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey on Saturday. They will spend the day in some of the hard hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be going to West Virginia and Long Island, New York. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be going to Brooklyn, New York and Manhattan, New York. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will be going to Norwalk, Connecticut and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be going to Rockaways, New York and Breeze Point, New York. Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan will be among the federal officials in Staten Island, New York, Hoboken, New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, and Jersey City, New Jersey.

- After touring damaged areas in Brigantine, New Jersey with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last Wednesday, United States President Barack Obama told reporters that he directs his staff members and the people in his administration to tolerate no red tape or bureaucratic excuses when it comes to getting help to storm victims. "If they need something, we figure out a way to say yes," said United States President Barack Obama.

- Many people are coming together to help their neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are being creative in helping people by setting up Charging Stations so people call recharge their cellular phones and laptops and setting up public wood fire outdoor stoves to help those who may need to cook some food.

- Businesses had contributed over $33 million dollars to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- There is news reports that stock certificates worth trillions of dollars and were stored in a vault in Lower Manhattan, New York are feared to be damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.

- Power outages in Manhattan, New York are leaving many people running out of food and supplies. Many people are also trying to deal with the weather conditions.

- According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, natural gas lines and service in and around the Seaside Heights and other barrier island locations are shutdown for safety reasons and until those natural gas lines are checked or repaired if need to be repaired.

- As many people affected by Hurricane Sand wait in long lines to buy gasoline, news reports of gas shortage are continuing to hit many areas that were hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many gas stations can't pump gasoline because there is no power in the area which leaves those gas stations who do have power, trying to keep the supply of gasoline in stock.

- The Department of Homeland Security waived the Jones Act through Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 allowing Non-United States Flagged Ships to transport oil and gas from United States Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and ports in the Northeast.

- The Metropolitan Transit Authority are saying that 14 of the 23 New York City's subway lines are now running and 4,000 buses are attempting to take up the slack. Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service are running their regular routes on Wednesday, but wait wait times greater then 45 minutes long. Reports that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has waived all subway, rail, and bus fares.

- Many people in New York City, New York are divided over the plans to still have the New York City Marathon even when many people are still cleaning or are homeless because of Hurricane Sandy. Some say that the New York City Marathon will bring people together, others say the City of New York should focus on those affected by Hurricane Sandy and to work on getting power restored to the affected power outage areas.

- Broadway theaters reopened Thursday. Organizers vowed to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday. Late night shows like Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon taping their show without an audience for 2 nights because of Hurricane Sandy. Jimmy Kimmel Live held their show in Brooklyn, New York with only 1 day without an audience. Jimmy Kimmel Live host Jimmy Kimmel urged his viewer to donate to the American Red Cross who are helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- The World Health Organization says 22 cholera treatment centers in Haiti were damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.


** Most Recent News Update information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **
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**** Pass News Update: ****

** All Over Affected States: **

- Park Rangers at Great Smoky Mountain National Park are searching for a hiker stranded on the Appalachian Trail because of the snows.

- 10,000 National Guard troops are on duty to help areas affected by Hurricane Sandy The United States Coast Guard sent airboats to the coastlines affected by Hurricane Sandy. The United States Navy moved 3 landing ships to the coastlines affected by Hurricane Sandy.

- The Army Corps of Engineers are helping in deploying water pumps and generators to the affected areas in New York and New Jersey. The United States Defense Department is planning to send 80 truckloads of water to West Virginia where snow has left some areas inaccessible.


** Connecticut: **

- Some residents that did not evacuate in Hartford and New Haven, had to call on Rescuer Crews to help them out of their homes

- Connecticut Governor Dan Mallor announced free rail service for Thursday and Friday to Grand Central station.

- 2 houses in Old Saybrook have been destroyed by fire after crews were unable to reach the area due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy.


** Delaware: **

- State Officials called volunteers to help clean up damage at state parks.

- Main coastal highway are still closed.

- Delaware Governor Jack Markell has ended the state of emergency.

- The resort communities of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach were flooded.


** District of Columbia: (Washington, DC) **

- Residents of a flood prone neighborhood celebrated after Hurricane Sandy failed to flood their basements.

- Early voting has resumed.

- Bus and rail service was restored on modified schedules with normal operations expected to resume Wednesday.

- 2 people were injured in an apartment fire in Southeast Washington, DC.

- Tree were on top of many homes in the Washington, DC area.

- Flooding occurred in Northwest Washington, DC.


** Great Lakes Region: **

- News Update!!: Strong winds are expected to trigger some lakeside flooding.

- News Update!!: Large waves made it difficulted to go boating on the water.


** Kentucky: **

- People in mountain towns and counties are working to clear as much as a foot of snow.

- A winter storm warning is in effect for three southeastern counties until Wednesday.

- Winds could gust up to 50 mph through late Tuesday.


** Maine: **

- Leaders in Maine's important seafood industry are saying that they are still hurting from Hurricane Sandy because markets that usually buy their seafood don't have power to store seafood.

- A 50-foot work barge that was moored in the harbor sank in Bar Harbor because of Hurricane Sandy.


** Maryland: **

- The Maryland National Guard are going door to door in the coastal city of Crisfield in Humvees to aid victims of flood damage.

- Maryland Transit Administration commuter bus and train service will be running Wednesday. Other transit systems are struggling to restart

- Power has been restored to a processing plant after raw sewage leak on Tuesday in Howard County. Drinking water is reportedly not affected.

- 3 people were hospitalized after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning apparently due to a generator running side of a Laurel home.

- 14 adults and 5 children were displaced after a tree fell onto an apartment building on the 20 block of Manchester Place in Montgomery County which caused a gas leak, but no injuries were reported.

- Rescue Crews conducted 3 water rescues in Montgomery County.


** Massachusetts: **

- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit service resumed on Tuesday in Boston with some delays.

- Utility Crews are working with Tree Removal Crews in removing tree to restore power.


** New Hampshire: **

- A flood warning is in effect for the Saco River until Wednesday afternoon.


** New Jersey: **

- United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to meet with State Officials to discuss efforts for recovery local communities and the State of New Jersey.

- At least 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel will be delivered to New Jersey by Thursday night to run trucks and generators at nursing homes, hospitals and other high-priority locations.

- Both AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to share networks in New York and New Jersey which will allow customers to use whichever network coverage they can use in their area. According to the Federal Communication Commission, a quarter of the cell phone towers in 10 states were knocked out by Hurricane Sandy.

- New Jersey State Offices will be open on Thursday.

- Residents not cleaning up damage to their property spent much of their time on Wednesday standing in line at gasoline stations, stores, and restaurants.

- At least 20 New Jersey roads are now closed. Majority of major closed roads have been cleared.

- Transportation systems are coming back on line.

- All airports should reopen with limited service. Air Train service to Newark International is running again, but is still down to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

- All but one tunnel into New York City are open. Only the Holland Tunnel is still closed.

- Ferry service to New York has also resumed.

- Amtrak will provide Northeast Regional service on Thursday between Boston and New Haven, Connecticut, and between Newark and points south.

- PATH train service is suspended until further notice.

- Rescue Crews rescued 7 people on Wednesday after ignored orders to evacuate from the barrier island of Toms River, New Jersey.

- Seaside Heights and other barrier island locations have beach sand blocking into homes. Home after home are destroyed by water and beach sand. The beach sand pushed 4 blocks inland wiping out many homes and leaving thousands stranded. New Jersey National Guard are looking for displace residents along the coastline. The FunTown Amusement Pier is ripped apart and the roller coaster has been submerged in seawater.

- Downtown Atlantic City has knee deep water, power outages, and boardwalk is partly damaged. Casinos in Atlantic City are mostly unharmed.

- A shelter in northeast Atlantic City had 200 people spend the night during Hurricane Sandy.

- A fire broke out Wednesday morning in Mantoloking, according to police.

- Thousands are trapped in Hoboken, New Jersey surrounded by flood water, trash, and sewage. New Jersey National Guard are doing rescues in the effected areas.

- Rescues took place in Little Ferry after flooding from a possible levee break. No evacuations were issued before the break.


** New York: **

- Both AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to share networks in New York and New Jersey which will allow customers to use whichever network coverage they can use in their area. According to the Federal Communication Commission, a quarter of the cell phone towers in 10 states were knocked out by Hurricane Sandy.

- Many people are angry there help has been late in coming to help the Staten Island, New York which many people are calling the scene in their neighborhood as a, "Mini Katrina." According to CNN, 2 boys bodies have been found dead in Staten Island, New York. Boats were beached in the front yards of homes in the Staten Island neighborhood of Great Kills, New York. Several people are reportedly still missing days after Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island, New York.

- Coney Island Hospital and Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital was evacuated.

- Mass Evacuation of over 700 hospital patients at the Bellevue Hospital in New York, New York because of a power outage caused by flood damage to their fuel generators during Hurricane Sandy. New York National Guard and First Responders are helping with the transporting of those hospital patients. New York National Guard is seen helping in a bucket brigade to carry fuel to the roof to keep the power generators running.

- Public schools will remain closed for the week.

- The Lincoln Tunnel is open, but the Holland Tunnel and other tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey is reportedly still flooded. The Port Authority can't start pumping out the water until power is restored to the area where the tunnels are flooded.

- The Army Corps of Engineers will begin pumping out water from flooded tunnels beginning on Thursday.

- Cars crossing New York's East River bridges between 6:00am and 12:00am ET must carry at least three people. Taxis are exempted

- Limited commuter rail service on Metro North and the Long Island Railroad is to begin service on Wednesday afternoon. New York City subway will begin on Thursday with limited service.

- Engineers have determined that the ties that bind the skyscraper crane tower to the under construction luxury Manhattan skyscraper building are secure. Engineers and City Crews are trying to figure out how to take down the dangling skyscraper crane including the possibility of constructing another crane on top of the current skyscraper crane to take down the dangling boom of the skyscraper crane which is 90 stories above the street. West 57th Street and other streets around the dangling skyscraper crane remain closed. Buildings around the dangling skyscraper crane have been evacuated and remain closed. The skyscraper crane was working on the new “One57” luxury skyscraper in Manhattan.

- Most major streets and bridges around New York City are cleared and reopened. Traffic signals are still out of power at many intersections. Drivers are ask to treated those intersections as “4 Way Stops.” Drivers should use caution when driving into those storm effected areas as Work Crews work to clean up the mess left from Hurricane Sandy.

- John F. Kennedy International Airport reopened on Wednesday with limited service and on Thursday, La Guardia Airport will reopen with limited service starting at 7:00am ET.

- At least 110 homes were burned to the ground in a large fire caused by Hurricane Sandy pushed a storm surge onto shore in Breezy Point, New York. Republican Congressman Bob Turner's home was also burned in this out of control fire which was surrounded by 5 feet of water because of Hurricane Sandy which blocked Fire Crews from fighting out the wild firestorm. The area looks like a bomb exploded there. Many are to be homeless now. No reports of anybody missing, but Rescue Crews will continue the search.

- The Metropolitan Transit Authority are talking about what it will take to get the New York City subway system back up and running. Reports that parts of it subway system north of 34th Street in Manhattan are expected to be running on Thursday. Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service are running their regular routes on Wednesday, but wait wait times greater then 45 minutes long. Reports that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has waived all subway, rail, and bus fares.

- New York Stock Exchange will reopen and resumed financial markets on Wednesday.

- Hospital patients and newborns were evacuated from New York University Langone Medical Center after backup generators failed during the storm. Everybody including newborns were transported safely and are doing fine.

- An apartment building collapsed in New York City. The apartment building was reportedly turned into a hotel. No reports of deaths from the apartment building collapsed.

- Rain and flood Water from Hurricane Sandy poured into the Ground Zone site.

- Parts of Lower Manhattan was under water and without power. Utility Crews are working on restoring power as fast as possible.

- Staten Island is devastated with homes damaged, boats in the street, cellular phone towers are down, and roofs from homes blown off. There is reports of collapse homes in Staten Island, New York. New York City Police Department had helicopter rescues in Staten Island on Wednesday. Rescuers rescued 6 people to safety on Tuesday after floodwater trapped them in their homes. Rescue Crews are still looking for missing people. 14 people have dead in Staten Island, New York. reports of people still missing including children. There was a 4 foot high tide and a 12 foot storm surge during Hurricane Sandy. Blood donations are needed at blood banks. Many are to be homeless now.

- Flooding occurred in Long Beach of Long Island, New York. Rescue Crews helped over 14 people off the island.

- At least 100 people were stranded on the barrier island of Fire Island, New York.

- Very long lines form at gas stations, restaurants, and markets.

- Metropolitan Transportation Authority commuter railroad service remained suspended on Wednesday. 7 subway tunnels under the East River, 2 Long Island Rail Road tubes, and 2 vehicular tunnels were flooded. 1 subway bridge, 3 subway yards. and 6 bus facilities were flooded.

- Flooding in Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers made it impossible to predict when service would be restored to Penn Station.


** North Carolina: **

- United States Coast Guard has called off the search for the captain of a tall ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy.

- A captain of the HMS Bounty remains missing.

- Snow blizzards occurring in parts of North Carolina.

- 24 counties in the western part of the North Carolina remains under a state of emergency because of snow.

- Several businesses along the road are underwater in Outer Banks.


** Ohio: **

- Dozens of residents are still staying in Red Cross Shelters and many schools remain closed because of power outages around Cleveland.

- Nearly 400 work crews have been dispatched to clear storm related debris.

- Wind gusts of up to 60 mph could hit some counties on Tuesday and rain could change over to a snowy mix. Utilities expect the wind to continue blowing down trees and poles.


** Pennsylvania: **

- Power restored just days before polling sites are open for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.

- Some mass transit services in Philadelphia were restored on Tuesday. Southeastern Pennsylvania's regional rail commuter lines are scheduled to resume service Wednesday.

- Wind and flooding closing over 200 bridges and roads.


** Rhode Island: **

- Residents are allowed to go back into a community of beach cottages for the first time since Hurricane sandy hit to find homes ripped from their foundations, businesses destroyed, and roads impassable.

- Most of the emergency shelters are now closed.

- Howling winds and storm surges forced mandatory and voluntary evacuations in low-lying and coastal communities.


** Tennessee: **

- Digging out from heavy snow fall.

- Snow expected in higher elevations of Tennessee.

- Freeze warnings have been issued.

- High winds expected in many areas of Tennessee.


** Vermont: **

- With the power back on, Vermont's largest utility plans to send crews to help other states restore electricity.

- Winds knocked down trees and power lines.

- Localized flooding.


** Virginia: **

- Port of Virginia starts receiving cargo diverted from New York.

- Heavy snowfall in higher elevations.

- 3 buildings had roofs partially ripped off from winds in Alexandria.

- 10 homes had tree damage in Alexandria.

- 20 residents were evacuated and relocated in Alexandria.


** West Virginia: **

- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin asked United States President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration after nearly 3 feet of snow fell on Virginia.

- Parts of West Virginia have seen at least 2 feet of snowfall.

- Winter storm warnings are in effect.

- More snow expected in the Appalachians Mountains.

- 1 fatality has been attributed to the storm.


** Wisconsin: **

- Residents evacuate along parts of Lake Michigan because of the possibility of dangerously high waves and flooding that could happen on Tuesday.


** News information will be updated constantly and as fast as possible with the latest information. **
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A Message From Zachary A. Lopez and Everybody at ZachNews:

Hurricane Sandy slammed into 9 States in the eastern coastline of the United States late Sunday and early Monday causing ocean water and beach sand to race into shoreline homes in New Jersey, caused major flooding to tunnels, damaging mass transit systems, and power outages in Manhattan, burning neighborhoods to the ground in Breezy Point, flooding and devastating whole neighborhoods in Staten Island, bringing blizzard conditions to the Appalachian Mountains, bringing large waves that slammed ships and boats in the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, damaged roads and bridges along the eastern coastline of the United States, leaving many people staying in emergency shelters or homeless, and a death total that just keeps on climbing well Search and Rescue Crews search for the many who are reportedly missing. are devastating.

As many clean up and try to cope with the destruction around them, many people from across the county and around the globe are answering the call to help those affected by Hurricane sandy. From donation food, clothing, blanks, water, flashlights, and sleeping bags, and donating blood; to volunteering in the clean up of communities and passing out food and water to people in the community; and even setting up community outdoor wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to help those who may need to cook some food or charge their cellular phone.

Our thoughts go out to everybody in the path of Hurricane Sandy. We stand united together to help and care for the many people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

May we all come together to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please donate and volunteer for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. No matter the amount you donate, ever cent counts.

To all the emergency responders and the many caring and helpful good samaritans, stay safe and thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

To all who are volunteering who are there in the Hurricane Sandy affected areas cleaning up neighborhoods, serving food, or setting up community wood fire stoves and Charging Stations to battery charge equipment, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

To all who have donated money, food, water, blanks, sleeping bags, jackets, tents, flashlights, heaters, barbecues, toilet paper, kids toys, medical supplies, and many other items, thank you for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

We Will Not Let Hurricane Sandy Bring Us Down For We Are All United Together as A Family.

Take Care, Stay Strong, and Do Not Give Up East Coast Family.
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**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

- American Red Cross:

Red Cross Shelters:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

Blood Donations:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

American Red Cross Disaster Relief:

http://www.redcross.org/

1-800-RED-CROSS

To donate $10.00 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text “REDCROSS” to “90999”


- Salvation Army:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf


- Save the Children:

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm


- World Vision:

http://www.worldvision.org/


- Humane Society of the United States:

http://www.humanesociety.org/


- American Humane Association:

http://www.americanhumane.org/


- AmeriCares:

http://www.americares.org/


- Catholic Charities USA:

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/


- Direct Relief International:

http://www.directrelief.org/


- Feeding America:

http://feedingamerica.org/


- Operation Blessing International:

http://www.ob.org/


- Operation USA:

http://www.opusa.org/


- The International Medical Corps:

http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/


- Team Rubicon:

http://teamrubiconusa.org/


- Samaritan's Purse

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/


- VolunteerMatch.Org:

http://www.volunteermatch.org/opportunities/disaster_relief.jsp


- United Way:

http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/disaster-recovery/


**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Twitter: ****

You can find where to volunteer and to donate food, water and other supplies by heading to ZachNews on Twitter or by using your own Twitter account, search for the following Twitter Hashtags:

#SandyAid

#SandyRelief

#SandyVolunteer

#Volunteer

#Volunteering

#Donate

#Donation

#Help

#Helping

#HelpOut

#Give

#CleanUp


- American Red Cross on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RedCross




**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Facebook: ****


- American Red Cross on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/redcross?ref=ts&fref=ts


- American Red Cross Blood Donors on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/RedCrossBlood?ref=ts&fref=ts


- Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Network on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/Hurricane.Volunteer.Network?fref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/groups/299198370196221/?ref=ts&fref=ts


**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information will be updated constantly with the latest information.


**** Helpful Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

- Search for Red Cross Shelters: From American Red Cross:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter


- New York City, NY: From NYC.Gov:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_sandy_shelter_list.pdf


- Delaware: From DEMA.Delaware.Gov:

http://dema.delaware.gov/


- Ready.Gov:

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes


- DisasterAssistance.Gov:

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/


- Federal Emergency Management Agency:

http://www.fema.gov/


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