New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to inject some urgency into getting tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid flowing to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but Congress seems reluctant.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon has been canceled. His statement Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.
The Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in 16 states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.
The remnants of Sandy are weakening over Pennsylvania. The storm has lost its initial punch but continues to impact the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
From Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler: Superstorm Sandy continues to weaken but still producing rain, strong winds and heavy snow. The circulation center of the storm is located over Pennsylvania but rain is falling even over parts of the upstate of South Carolina.
From Meteorologist Tim Strong: Downed trees and power lines have left millions of people without power, and at least 17 are reported dead across seven states. New York City is among the hardest hit areas, where a record 13 feet of storm surge flooded roads, rail yards, tunnels and subway stations.
From Metorologist Vicki Graf: Sandy has made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone along the coast of southern New Jersey. Don't let the fact that it is no longer a hurricane/tropical storm fool you.
From Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler: The center of Hurricane Sandy has come onshore. The storm made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey around 8 p.m.
The Coast Guard is using a helicopter and an airplane to search for two crew members who are missing from a replica tall ship that has sank in rough seas off the North Carolina coast.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy was about 395 miles (636 kilometers) south of Kingston, Jamaica, and had winds of 40 mph (64 kph).