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

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.

Lebanon braces for a huge storm

The Minister of Interior and Municipalities Ziad Baroud, sent a letter to the Directorate General of departments and local councils and the General Directorate of Civil Defense and the Directorate General of Internal Security Forces and the provinces, warning them about a huge storm that will begin this afternoon and asking them to “take all […]