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Over a dozen dead, over 7 million without power as Sandy pummels the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy

Monster Storm Sandy slammed into the East Coast Monday, killing at least 16 people, hurling a record-breaking 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City and knocking out power to more than 7.5 million across the East Coast.


Hurricane Sandy blows US election off course

Hurricane Sandy blew the U.S. presidential race off course on Sunday even before it came ashore, forcing Republican Mitt Romney to shift his campaign inland and fueling fears that the massive storm bearing down on the East Coast could disrupt early voting.


Tips on preparing for East Coast superstorm


The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms. Sandy is expected to be especially disastrous when it merges with a winter storm system, bringing powerful winds, rain, snow and storm surge along the Eastern Seaboard.


Tropical Storm Sandy on course to hit Jamaica

Tropical Storm Sandy, which formed in the western Caribbean Sea late Monday, is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday as it approaches Jamaica, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm was centered about 275 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, and had top sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, the center said in an afternoon advisory.


Paul strengthens into hurricane in Pacific

Tropical Storm Paul grew into a hurricane early Monday, and a tropical storm watch was issued for parts of Baja California, according to the National Hurricane Center.


Forecasters: Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane

New Orleans

Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.


Eerie similarities: Isaac follows track of Katrina, evacuations ordered for coast

Tropical Storm Isaac

As the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall approaches, New Orleans -- and much of the Gulf Coast -- is preparing to put into practice the lessons learned from that defining storm. Tropical Storm Isaac is following a path eerily similar to Katrina's in 2005.


Tropical Storm Isaac grounds hundreds of flights

American Airlines

Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights as Tropical Storm Isaac lashed southeastern Florida Sunday, with service not expected to resume fully until late Monday. The airports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale were hit the hardest, cancelling 589 flights - the vast majority of the 742 U.S. flights grounded overall because of the storm as of Sunday afternoon, according to the flight-tracking service FlightAware.


Hispaniola death toll from Isaac climbs to 9

The death toll from Tropical Storm Isaac has climbed to nine after authorities in the Dominican Republic reported two deaths Sunday....


Isaac strengthens to likely Cat 2 hurricane

Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac is likely to be a hurricane when it hits the Florida Keys Sunday, strengthening to a Category 2 as it heads northwards towards the Gulf Coast later.


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