Articles Tagged with Hurricane Sandy

Red Cross Won’t Reveal How It Spent $300 Mil In Hurricane Sandy Funds

Red Cross Says No To Request For Spending Info

The American Red Cross has long been known for its efforts to dispense relief in times of disaster alongside the federal government, but denial of a recent public records request has drawn criticism. Of particular interest: the organization sought exemption for disclosing how it spent Hurricane Sandy relief funds in excess of $300 million in… Read more »

Eminent Domain Battle Over Hurricane Sandy Brewing On Long Island

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Eminent domain powers are being exercised by Long Island officials to force the closure of a store owned by World War II veteran Frank Whitney. Village of Saltaire, New York is reportedly preventing the Whitney family from rebuilding their own grocery store, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, so the municipality can resell the land…. Read more »

Lotto Winner Finds Ticket While Cleaning Leaves After Hurricane Sandy

Lotto winner finds ticket while cleaning leaves after Hurricane Sandy

A lucky Lotto winner found his ticket while raking leaves after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 27-year-old Marvin Martinez told the New York Post about how he and a co-worker were cleaning up leaves in Long Island following Hurricane Sandy. His colleague was using a leaf blower to make the job go faster,… Read more »

Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief [Video]

Bon Jovi donates $1 million

Singer Jon Bon Jovi has donated $1 million to the hurricane Sandy New Jersey relief fund. The announcement was made on the rocker’s website in conjunction with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his wife, First Lady Mary Pat Christie, who is chair of the fund. A ceremony to announce the donation took place at… Read more »

Hurricane Prediction Study Says Ten Times More Katrinas Coming

hurricane prediction researcher warns there will be 10 times more Katrinas

Oh, boy. The newest hurricane prediction, from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, predicts that there will be ten times as many Katrinas by the year 2100, with the formerly once-in-a-generation storm surges coming every other year. The study appeared today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It… Read more »

Fiscal Cliff And Disaster Taint The Christmas Season

Christmas shopping subdued in 2012

The Christmas season is a time of holiday cheer, or at least it should be. With recent events and our economy, that cheer has been significantly subdued. Christmas shoppers were out as usual, packing the shopping centers, but the dollars spent have been more sparing. Between storms and economy woes, this season has taught us… Read more »

Snooki And The ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Say Their Farewells

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Jersey Shore draws to a close after spending six years entertaining MTV viewers. While many of us say good riddance, thousands of fans are reaching for the tissues and wondering what life will be like without watching Snooki each week. Rest assured teen and twenty-something reality show fans, Buckwild will soon premiere on MTV and… Read more »

2 Billion To Watch 12-12-12 Concert For Hurricane Sandy Benefit

2 Billion To Watch Concert For Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Tonight, more than 2 billion plan to watch the concert for Hurricane Sandy benefit. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 12-12-12 Concert will be playing from Madison Square Garden in New York tonight. All of those 2 billion viewers will be encouraged to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims. As previously reported by The Inquisitr,… Read more »

Hurricane Sandy Relief Requests Throws A Wrench In Fiscal Cliff Talks

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Hurricane Sandy recovery requests posed to the federal government have reportedly caused more verbal battling on Capitol Hill. A bi-partisan group of governors calling for relief from the monstrous hurricane are making their presence known during the already tense budgetary talks in Washington. Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that the full cost of… Read more »

Mitt Romney: Bill Clinton Said Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama Win

Mitt Romney: Bill Clinton Said Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama Win

Mitt Romney told donors on a call Wednesday that a phone call from former President Bill Clinton revealed the real reason for his loss to Obama on Election Day — Hurricane Sandy. Romney relayed to donors that Clinton told him he may have won the election were it not for Hurricane Sandy, The Huffington Post… Read more »

World War II Love Letters Wash Ashore After Hurricane Sandy

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Love letters from World War II washed ashore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The romantic missives were written by a woman from New Jersey to her soldier boyfriend. A 14-year-old boy found the nearly 60 letters inside a box while taking a stroll along the sandy beach in Atlantic Highlands the day after the… Read more »