Sandy’s toll: 39 dead, millions without power, $50 bil losses

Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 39, many of the victims killed by falling trees.

US nuclear plant declares “alert” after Sandy storm surge

Exelon Corp declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use emergency water supplies to cool spent uranium fuel rods. The alert — the second lowest […]

Sandy kills at least 10, leaves 5.2 million without power

Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast Monday, killing at least 10 people, hurling a record-breaking 13-foot(3.9 m) surge of seawater at New York City and knocking out power to an estimated 5.2 million people. The massive storm was downgraded from a hurricane after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey, bringing more than 85-mph […]

Here’s what to expect when Hurricane Sandy hits

Early Monday morning, Hurricane Sandy was lurking offshore like a heavyweight boxer winding up a wallop of a punch. Delmarva — which gets its name from the three states that occupy parts of it: Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — was just one of many population centers along the East Coast

Sandy forces Airlines to cancel flights, move planes

As Hurricane Sandy made its leisurely but threatening trip up the East Coast, airlines canceled thousands of flights, moved planes to safer ground and began offering refunds to stranded travelers. By Sunday evening, more than 6,800 flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday had been canceled, according to travel monitoring site FlightAware.com.

Hurricane Sandy shuts down U.S. stock markets

Hurricane Sandy has shut down U.S. stock markets Monday – and perhaps longer. Sunday night, as the dangerous storm took aim at the heart of the USA’s financial district, both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq stock market said they will not open for trading Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.