Before moving to Red Hook in Brooklyn, John Hockenberry had only evacuated twice: once from Iran and another time from Zaire. But then Hurricane Irene came along, and now, Hurricane Sandy. That's next, on The Takeaway.
Only on rare occasions do the inhabitants of New York touch the water, and usually, it’s because the water is being brought to them through a strange meteorological event like a hurricane. Phillip Lopate is an American film critic, essayist, fiction writer, poet, teacher, and lifelong New Yorker who's well-acquainted with Manhattan’s peculiar relationship with the water.
Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc overnight, leaving xx people without power. How have utility companies responded, and how are residents managing without electricity? Patrick McGeehan, reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, explains.
Hurricane Sandy had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate its destruction as it traced its windy path to our shores, leaving 60 dead in the Caribbean. Haiti was hit particularly hard. Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald, just returned from Port-au-Prince yesterday evening.
As millions on the East Coast — from Maine to the Carolinas — face flooding, wind damage, dangerous debris, and power outages, West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states are also facing dire straights as blizzard conditions spin off of Hurricane Sandy. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is watching the situation closely and preparing for the worst.
The backup generator at Langone NYU Medical Center unexpectedly failed last night and hundreds of critical care patients needed to be moved fast. The transfers were among the most dramatic moments as the superstorm Sandy's full wrath was unleashed on New York City. A resident and the mother of a patient tell their stories.