Mayor Bloomberg had one message for the city Monday ahead of Hurricane Sandy: Get out if you can, and stay inside if you can’t.
Alongside Sen. Chuck Schumer and Speaker Christine Quinn, Bloomberg issued a dire warning for the city at the Brooklyn headquarters of the Office of Emergency Management, pleading with everyone in the Zone A evacuation zones to leave, and asking everyone else to prepare... » more
Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the U.S., could still have hurricane-force winds of at least 75 mph when it reaches New York City later Monday, forecasters said.
The storm surge, "is already at Irene levels," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a late morning news conference, referring to last summer’s tropical storm.
While the center of the storm was not expected... » more
Because of Hurricane Sandy, amNewYork will not be publishing physical copies on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. However, check back here for frequent storm coverage and updates. You can also follow us on Twitter at @amNewYork for regular news updates.... » more
Most of Atlantic City is under water as Hurricane Sandy began battering the East Coast Monday with fierce winds and driving rain.
While the center of the storm was not expected to make landfall until Monday night near the New Jersey shore town, it was already creating dangerous conditions and forcing rescue workers into action.
According to the Associated Press, conditions are expected... » more
Hurricane Sandy grew stronger and faster early Monday, bringing a "life-threatening storm surge" to the East Coast, forecasters said. The storm surge, "is already at Irene levels," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a late morning news conference. "The question is going to be at what levels does the surge take us to later on this afternoon, late this evening when it's actually high... » more
As Hurricane Sandy headed closer to New York City, officials warned residents to stay indoors
"The worst is still coming," Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned during a news conference Monday morning. "You do not need to be going to the beach to take pictures."
At least one person had been injured as of Monday morning, fire officials said.
An unidentified person was struck... » more
Even though Hurricane Sandy hasn't hit near Gotham yet, thousands of New Yorkers woke up to find it had already knocked out their power.
More than 3,600 people were without electricity early Monday morning, Con Ed said, blaming the outages on early damage from the storm.
"With the storm coming in, we do anticipate that we are going to have other outages," spokeswoman Sara Banda... » more
Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years.
About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were in the path of the nearly 1,000-mile-wide (1,600-km-wide) storm, which forecasters said... » more
It was deja vu for the city Sunday as hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers raced to batten down the hatches in anticipation for Hurricane Sandy.
Although the storm’s most-dangerous effects, which include 60 mph winds and huge surges, won’t be hitting the city until Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn’t take any chances, closing public schools Monday and ordering a mandatory evacuation... » more
Better safe than soaked, starving and lightless.
That was the attitude of Sunday shoppers fortifying themselves with supplies against the heralded "Frankenstorm."
"Just because it's overhyped doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared," said Jeff Tsou, 39, loading up on sandwich meats, potato bread and canned soup at the Gristedes on Eighth Ave. and 54th St. "This... » more