Superstorm Sandy has caused a lot of damage. People have died, homes have been destroyed, businesses have been ruined. Americans across the country are reaching out by donating money, time, food, and clothing, but they're also reaching out with message of hope in the blog NOLA To New York.
Perhaps you saw a few seconds of the amazing U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the crew of the HMS Bounty on the news. Here is a much longer version right from the Coast Guard of the daring rescue of the ship's crew during Hurricane Sandy.
We don't know how much Hurricane Sandy will affect us here in Western New York -- although some businesses and schools have already closed or postponed activities -- but she's already doing damage on the East Coast.
Thankfully, Western New York won't feel the full effects of Hurricane Sandy, but with wind gusts of at least 30 mph, there's a pretty good chance a lot of Halloween activities around Western New York may be postponed until the storm passes. Officials are most concerned about loss of power and possible flooding. The worst stuff arrives tonight (October 29), but according to the Weather Channel hour
Photos of Hurricane Sandy flooded social media sites throughout the day Monday, with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users in the storm's path posting dramatic photos of waves, flooding and downed trees. (Some are fake, by the way.)
In the Northeast, people are swarming to beg, borrow, steal and even purchase last-minute emergency supplies to prepare for the worst of Hurricane Sandy. However, many stores are running out of those items, leaving people to return home empty-handed.
Having listened to Channel 7's meteorologist Mike Randall, there is a pretty good chance that high wind and rain could cause downed power lines and outages in Western New York. Here are five steps to take prior to the approaching storm.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the East Coast this afternoon (October 29), bringing heaving winds and rain to Buffalo tonight. Obviously staying safe in the storm should be your first priority, but if you're a little curious to see what Sandy's doing to Western New York, we've found a way for you to do so from home.
When there is big weather news, we are lucky to have the team from Channel 7 on our side. Mike Randall joined us to share his insight about what we can expect here in Western New York from Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Byron Brown has announced that he may postpone trick-or-treating on Wednesday (October 31) in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's potentially high winds, damage and/or flooding that could put children and parents in danger.