12:55pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Keeping Sandy's Economic Impact In Perspective

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 7:32 am

A truck drives through a flooded street caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City's Financial District on Tuesday.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast on Monday, the fragile U.S. economy was just sitting there, stuck in a sluggish-growth mode.

Now, as the massive cleanup begins, business owners, workers and investors are wondering what impact the megastorm ultimately will have on their wallets. Did Sandy weigh down economic activity enough to drown the recovery? Or will the rebuilding efforts boost growth over the longer term?

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12:40pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Shines A Light On Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:09 pm

A street light and utility pole brought down by Hurricane Sandy lay on the street in Avalon, N.J. About 2.5 million customers had no power Tuesday in New Jersey.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The storm that has spawned so many worst-ever superlatives managed a few more when it comes to electricity, with record-breaking power outages across 18 states stretching from Michigan and Indiana to Maine and North Carolina, according to a Department of Energy assessment.

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12:24pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Captain's Judgment Questioned After Sinking Of Tall Ship

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 9:41 am

The 180-foot sailing vessel Bounty goes down off the North Carolina coast on Monday.
USCG United States Coast Guard

When the HMS Bounty set sail in 1787, Captain William Bligh had only his instincts to safely complete a journey from England to the South Pacific island of Tahiti. Last week, Robin Walbridge, captain of a replica of Bligh's ship of mutiny fame, had every modern weather-forecasting resource to plan a voyage from New London, Conn., to St. Petersburg, Fla.

But it didn't keep him from a fatal misjudgment.

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12:22pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Sandy's Damage As Seen From The Sky

Just how bad was Sandy's storm surge along the New Jersey coast?

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12:16pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tokyo Raid

Credit Dan Brazelton

What’s that you’re hearing?  You might think it’s Depeche Mode or maybe Joy Division. But it’s actually the Oakland band Tokyo Raid.  They’re the headliners on Saturday, November 3rd at the Stork Club in Oakland.

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11:25am

Tue October 30, 2012
Shots - Health News

Superstorm Sandy Takes Toll On New York Hospitals

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 11:41 am

Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday.
John Minchillo AP

When a storm hits, people count on the local hospital to be ready — no matter what.

But when Sandy slammed into New York City, one of Manhattan's biggest hospitals buckled. After the power went out in Lower Manhattan, New York University Langone Medical Center's backup power generators failed, too.

That led to the evacuation of more than 200 patients to other hospitals, including Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Patients were still being moved Tuesday morning, the Huffington Post reported.

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10:55am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

At New York University Medical Center, A Dramatic, Critical Evacuation

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:29 pm

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City on Monday.
Michael Heiman Getty Images

One of the most dramatic stories to come out of New York last night is the critical evacuation of New York University Langone Medical Center.

As CNN reports it, around 7:45 p.m. Monday, the hospital's basement started taking on water. At one point, the "lower floors and elevator shafts filled with 10 to 12 feet of water."

The hospital's main power went out and then the backup power failed.

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10:40am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Robert Ray AP

Even though Sandy has switched from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone, it's still a formidable storm. The latest forecast predicts strong winds and coastal storm surges up to four feet in some places. Areas from the eastern Great Lakes region to the mid-Atlantic and up to southern New England can also expect an additional inch of rain.

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10:23am

Tue October 30, 2012
Business

New York Stock Exchange To Reopen Wednesday

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange was empty of traders Monday, as New York's financial district braced for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy.
Richard Drew AP

The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading Wednesday after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.

The exchange said in a statement Tuesday that its building and trading floor are fully operational.

Tuesday marks the first time since 1888 that the NYSE remained closed for two consecutive days due to weather. The last time was due to a massive snow storm.

Sections of Manhattan were inundated with water and power was shut off to thousands of people and businesses.

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10:22am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Salt

More Tips For Feeding The Family, Hurricane Edition

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 11:38 am

Sterno-type cooking in 1948. Many people still use these cooking tools today when disaster strikes.
AP

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