Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sandy Storm on Recovery Stage (2nd week)

Adapted the news from various sources to highlight on the current issue that the Americans still suffer from Sandy Storm aftermath in the second week:

Ten of thousands still without power in Long Island (MSNBC, Nov 12, 2012)
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After Sandy Storm, the owners try to reunite with their pets (MSNBC, Nov 11,2012)
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Rockaway, Queens was one of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Sandy. Government and private relief organizations have been criticized for their slow response, but grassroots and community-based groups were quick to mobilize and are leading recovery efforts. (Source: Reuters, Nov 8, 2012)

Fuel shortages and power outages lingered on Sunday nearly a week after hurricane Sandy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned of a housing crisis as victims of superstorm struggled without heat and nearly 1 million people in neighboring New Jersey remained without power. (Source: Reuters, November 05, 2012)

The aftermath of Storm Sandy has seen the US East Coast reeling. The National Guard has been working around the clock to bring relief to the victims. Al Jazeera's Cath Turner spent the day with them in the Lower East Side of New York City on Nov 4, 2012

Atlantic City, one of America's most famous tourist destinations, was hit hard by the disaster. And local businesses are worried the storm's effects will be felt long after the physical damage is cleaned up. Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports on Nov 3, 2012

Utility crews from several states scramble to restore electricity for millions of customers. (Source: ABC News,Nov 1, 2012)

Residents of the city's downtown area, suffering along with much of the Northeast, are grappling with no power, water or place to shower. (Source: Reuters, November 01, 2012)

 More than 90 people are now believed to have been killed by storm Sandy on the US East Coast. At least 4.5 million remain without power across the affected areas. People living on Staten Island - one of New York City's five boroughs - are crying out for help, as Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports on Nov 2, 2012