East Coast News

Trapped Sydney Driver Becomes First Flood Disaster Fatality

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A motorist trapped in a car in Sydney on Wednesday became the first fatality of the Australian east coast floods. The car was trapped in floodwater in northwest Sydney at dawn and emergency services recovered the …

Australian East Coast Rain to Ease but Flooding Continues

SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall was forecast to ease across Australia’s east coast but floodwaters will linger for days across New South Wales state where 15,000 people were nervously waiting on Tuesday for potential orders to evacuate. Some 18,000 residents …

East Coast Cleans Up After Severe Storms

Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms. In all, five people died …

East Coast Blizzard Grounds Flights

A storm along the U.S. East Coast brought snow and wind chills to the region, threatening blizzard conditions and disrupting travel amid highway closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Boxford, north of Boston, received 21 inches (53 centimeters) of snow …

Key Figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 Months Later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history. …

After Sandy Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses Scrutinized

When Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast with high winds and a massive storm surge, 111 homes in the Queens, New York neighborhood of Breezy Point were destroyed by a fast-spreading fire. First responders, including firefighters, owned a significant number …

Nor’easter Causes New Power Outages, Slows Sandy Recovery

U.S. power companies said Wednesday the nor’easter whipping across the Mid-Atlantic knocked out power to additional homes and businesses and slowed their efforts to restore service to those left in the dark by Hurricane Sandy nine days ago. Utilities from …

Sandy Likely to Trigger A Significant Volume of Commercial Property Claims: Willis

Hurricane Sandy, a storm that forecasters say is on a scale with little precedent on the East Coast, is likely to trigger a significant volume of commercial property claims, according to Willis, a global insurance broker. “Given the size of …

Hurricane Sandy Grounds Thousands of Flights

Airlines hurried to fly passengers and planes out of the Northeast Sunday as Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for two days in a key region for both …

Hurricane Sandy Expected Ashore Monday Night

Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential election campaign. Fierce winds and flooding were …