Hurricane Sandy

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Super cyclone Sandy cripples US eastern coast 
Sandy's hit is hard to gauge 

Obama pledges help to hurricane-affected people 

Fire breaks out in flooded community in New York

What is Hurricane Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy was a late-season tropical cyclone that affected the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the Eastern United States, and Eastern Canada. It was the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record. Sandy's impact on the United States affected at least 22 states, stretching from Florida to New England with tropical storm force winds stretching far inland and mountain snows in West Virginia.


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Superstorm Sandy cripples US eastern coast

Superstorm Sandy has claimed more than 40 lives by Tuesday in the United States after carving a trail of destruction from the Caribbean through the densely populated U.S. east coast to Canada.    

Photo taken on Oct. 29, 2012 shows vehicles in a flooded street in Queens Borough of New York, the United States. Sandy, the 10th hurricane this year, was considered one of the strongest storms ever to affect the U.S. east coast. [Wang Chengyun/Xinhua]  

Sandy leaves 40 dead, millions in dark in US  

A day after superstorm Sandy blasted the U.S. East Coast, at least 40 people have been killed, millions along the East Coast have been left without power and transport across the north-eastern U.S. has been severely disrupted.


Roundup: Superstorm Sandy clobbers New York 

Record winds and flooding from superstorm Sandy hammered New York on Monday, killing at least two people and leaving wide sections of the city without power. 


In pictures: Superstorm Sandy smashes U.S. eastern coast 

Superstorm Sandy has killed at least 30 people and knocked millions out of power across the densely populated U.S. east coast, leaving streets flooded, houses burned and a levee collapsed by Tuesday morning. 


In pictures: Fire breaks out in flooded community in New York

A fire broke out in the flooded community late Monday night, destroying 80 to 100 houses. 


Obama says storm 'not yet over' 

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday afternoon that the deadly hybrid storm Sandy was " not yet over," urging Americans to get prepared for longer struggle and help others. 




UN to remain closed for third day due to hurricane impact

The United Nations said Tuesday that the world body's headquarters in New York will remain closed for the third day on Wednesday "due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy."  


Dollar drops after Sandy's landfall 

The U.S. dollar retreated against all of its counterparts on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy made its landfall at New Jersey on the East Coast Monday, and New York currency trading continued to be light following the catastrophic hurricane. 


Obama cancels more campaign events to focus on Sandy 

Heading into the final week before Election Day, U.S. President Barack Obama has to cancel Wednesday' s campaign events in order to focus on the rescue and response efforts for deadly and devastating super storm Sandy. 


Flood breaks levee in storm-battered US

Surging waters driven by the fury of superstorm Sandy breached a levee in the state of New Jersey on Tuesday, forcing evacuations.  


In pictures: US braces for Sandy's heavy rain 

Hurricane Sandy brought torrential downpours, high winds, and dangerous surf to the East Coast Monday evening. 


Sandy batters NYC with high winds, flooding

Superstorm Sandy made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey Monday evening, battering New York with hurricane-force wind gusts. 


In pictures: Hurricane Sandy arrives in Toronto 

Hurricane Sandy arrived in Toronto on Monday and caused one person died and thousands of families without power.  


Sandy wreaks havoc, killing 13 

Deadly Sandy lashed the U.S. population-dense East Coast yesterday, killing at least 13 people in the United States and Canada, tearing down trees and power lines with hurricane-strength gusts. 


Superstorm Sandy floods NYC streets 

Hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy Monday flooded streets, leaving many parts of the New York City in the darkness, affecting airports, subways, and even hospitals. 

Hurricane looms over sprint to US election  

Feature: Hurricane looms over sprint to US election 

Hurricane Sandy, bearing down on US shores, left its mark on the presidential race on Saturday, as President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney scrambled to get their campaigns out of the massive storm's path. 




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