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Another Superstorm Sandy is unlikely

Research suggests that the unusual atmospheric circumstances that allowed Hurricane Sandy to slam directly into New Jersey could become even rarer in the future.

NJ Gov. Christie calls Small Business Administration a 'disaster'

New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie is not happy with the response of the Small Business Administration in the Sandy aftermath and is making no secret about his feelings. In a speech this week, the N.J. governor called the agency a "disaster."

The U.S. has to get used to extreme weather warn scientists

Boston - Scientists meeting at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the Texas drought are here to stay.

2 months post-Sandy, 29% of Rockaway residents have no heat

New York - More than two months since superstorm Sandy ravaged much of the northeastern United States, many New York City residents are still living without heat or electricity in the dead of winter as they continue to await desperately-needed relief assistance.

Op-Ed: Gerritsen Beach residents ask for winterized FEMA trailers

New York - A petition is being addressed to Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and FEMA Coordinator Mike Byrne, asking them to please send unused and winterized trailers to the residents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who are still homeless from Hurricane Sandy.

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.

Video: D15 — Sandy survivors' day of action in Rockaways, NY

New York - Residents of Rockaways joined together with Occupy Sandy on December 15, marching the streets and demanding that the government do something to help rebuild the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay ─ Can Atlantic City bounce back to its glory days? Special

Atlantic City - Over the years Atlantic City has been a perennial hot spot for summer trips and weekend getaways. It is also known for the numerous gambling establishments. Lately, the city has fallen on hard times, but can it bounce back?

FEMA has up to 1000 trailers — why not give to Sandy victims?

New York - Around 11,000 families still have nowhere to live following Hurricane Sandy. With freezing temperatures coming, victims want to know why FEMA is not supplying housing, when they have hundreds of winter-ready trailers parked and standing.

NYPD and Occupy worked well together after Sandy

New York - Despite problems in the past between the NYPD and the Occupy movement, officers with the New York Police Department are crediting Occupy Wall Street members for helping curb crime in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

'Secret Santa' gives away $100 bills in Sandy-battered areas

Santa has arrived early this year in some areas in New York and New Jersey that had been battered severely by Superstorm Sandy. An anonymous businessman has been giving out $100 bills to people.

LIPA customers angry electric bills sent out despite Sandy outage

Many Long Island Power Authority customers have spent days and/or weeks without power after Superstorm Sandy tore through the region. It appears LIPA is now sending out regular estimated invoices, billing customers for the time they were without power.

Sandy victims return from Thanksgiving holiday; find homes looted

Breezy Point - Many tri-state area residents experienced tremendous hardship after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. If the injury hadn't been damaging enough, now some residents are dealing with looters.

Dozens of WW II-era love letters soaked by Sandy are preserved

A stack of World War II era love letters written by a New Jersey woman to her boyfriend washed up on shore after Superstorm Sandy tore through the northeast. Another family is carefully preserving old WWII-era letters they found during flooding.

Where FEMA fails, Occupy Sandy delivers storm relief

New York - The Occupy Wall Street movement, nearly forgotten after a brief but global flourish a year ago, has found a new mission delivering emergency aid to Sandy-stricken residents of New York and New Jersey.

Occupy Sandy Relief: Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway (Video)

Rockaway Park - In the video we meet an Occupy Sandy Relief organizer, Diego Ibañez, and learn more about the group's incredible efforts in the Rockaways area.

Profile: 'Restore The Shore' locals step up Special

New Jersey residents battered by Hurricane Sandy find help from neighbors, government, and local non-profit groups such as a new non-profit start up "Restore The Shore."

Occupy Sandy Relief: Rockaway devastation and recovery (video)

Rockaway Park - Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Sandy Relief projects are still continuing in New York. Rockaway residents reflect, recover and rebuild the community after Hurricane Sandy brings destruction and chaos to the beachfront neighborhood. (Video update).

Nestle to Mayor Booker: Hot Pockets for all Newarkers

Newark - Nestle, the company that owns Hot Pockets, responded to Newark Mayor Booker's tweet about the tasty frozen food during the Sandy recovery effort.

Nor'easter strikes Sandy-battered New York and New Jersey

An anticipated nor'easter arrived in New York and New Jersey yesterday, dumping snow and knocking out additional power lines across the already Sandy-battered northeastern coast.

As nor'easter threatens NJ and NY, many still without power Special

As of Wednesday, several hundred thousand people are still reportedly waiting for restoration of electricity. Currently the region is preparing for a nor'easter, and the situation could worsen if the incoming storm hits the region hard.

Ahead of nor'easter, New York faces post-Sandy housing crisis

New York - In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and in the hours before a significant nor'easter swings in to the region, New York faces a monumental housing crisis.

NYC marathon runners ignore cancellation, raise money for victims

New York - The ING New York City Marathon was cancelled, due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Around 2,000 runners ignored the cancellation and held the "Run Anyway NYC Marathon 2012" to raise money for Sandy's victims.

Superstorm Sandy leaves thousands of dogs and cats homeless

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, on top of the devastation to the city and the toll on the people in the area, thousands of pets from New York City and surrounding areas are missing.

After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey is not in the safe zone yet

As New Jersey is trying to heal from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the state may have to deal with another incoming storm that could arrive either Tuesday or Wednesday.

'The Daily Show' plays Sandy edge in Ohio political ad coverage

Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' rides a fine line between Hurricane Sandy and politics in an analysis of presidential political advertising in Ohio.

Officials cancel Sunday's NYC Marathon

New York - As criticism continues to mount, it has been announced that the ING NYC Marathon scheduled for Sunday November 4 has been canceled.

Occupy Wall Street uses pedal-power to charge NYC cellphones

New York - As part of the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC campaign, members of the Occupy movement have started an OWS bike generator service, to charge battery-depleted phones and get people back in contact in New York City.

Haiti faces food crisis and cholera in wake of Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of the havoc caused by the super storm on Haiti, only now is the extent of the devastation making itself known. Haitians face severe food shortages and the threat of cholera.

Hydro worker in Ontario killed in Sandy cleanup

Sarnia - The veteran lineman, whose name has not yet been released, became the second Canadian killed after heavy rains and strong winds from the super storm battered Ontario.
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Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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A caravan of Xcel Energy trucks seen on I-78 East in Pennsylvania on Sunday
A caravan of Xcel Energy trucks seen on I-78 East in Pennsylvania on Sunday
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FEMA trailers sitting doing nothing  while people are homeless and cold after Hurricane Sandy
FEMA trailers sitting doing nothing, while people are homeless and cold after Hurricane Sandy
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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This Fishkill  N.Y. parking lot was filled with various utility trucks on Monday as they appeared to...
This Fishkill, N.Y. parking lot was filled with various utility trucks on Monday as they appeared to be mobilizing.
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Devastation in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy
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This reporter was unable to get a count  but it appeared at least a couple of dozen utility trucks w...
This reporter was unable to get a count, but it appeared at least a couple of dozen utility trucks were traveling east
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Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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Restoring power
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Truck carrying utility poles traveling on I-78 East
Truck carrying utility poles traveling on I-78 East
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Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
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Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
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Devastation in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy
Devastation in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy
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The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this image of Hurricane Sandy at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:45 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012. A line of clouds from a continental weather system runs south to north along the Appalachians, approaching from the west to meet the offshore storm.
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