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Deadly Storm Buffets N.Y. and East Coast After Lashing South

A powerful storm that unleashed deadly tornadoes across the South is now shaking trees and snapping power lines in New York and other cities along the U.S. East Coast. Rainy gusts of as much as 60 miles (97 kilometers) per …

California Blackout Spreads as Cities Brace for Days in the Dark

The unprecedented power shutdown by California’s PG&E Corp. has spread deeper into cities near San Francisco, ensnaring millions of people and raising the prospect that much of a major metropolitan area could go days without electricity. The bankrupt utility began …

Rutgers Revamps Lab Disaster Plans Following Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy knocked out the power to most of New Jersey last year, the lights – and more importantly, the freezers – stayed on at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Repository in Piscataway. The lab, which is home to …

New York City Council Airs Proposals to Handle Storms Better

After months of mulling the city’s response to Superstorm Sandy, lawmakers proposed Wednesday to require backup generators for traffic lights, a system to track everyone in shelters for people with medical problems and other changes in emergency response. The City …