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Residents attend a candlelight vigil at the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

East Coast marks anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of coastal neighborhoods battered by Superstorm Sandy one year ago Tuesday are marking the day in ways both public and private, remembering the fierce floodwaters that destroyed their livelihoods but […]

10/29/2013

A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ellis Island museum reopens after Sandy’s floods

NEW YORK (AP) — The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States and became a monument to its mosaic of ancestries reopened to visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, […]

10/28/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Christie defends Sandy aid for burned NJ shore businesses

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday defended his decision to use federal Superstorm Sandy recovery money to help rebuild businesses burned by a devastating boardwalk fire last week. Christie said boardwalk-area businesses […]

09/18/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ boardwalk fire linked to Sandy-damaged wiring

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The massive fire that destroyed part of a Jersey shore boardwalk and dozens of businesses began accidentally in wiring damaged in Superstorm Sandy, and should prompt coastal property owners to […]

09/17/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Water, then fire: 2 NJ shore towns suffer again

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — They were the kind of places that made for family memories of french fries and ice cream, but also created some raucous reality TV, like the time Snooki was laid […]

09/13/2013

Feb. 22, 2013 photo shows two heavily damaged homes on the beach in Mantoloking, N.J., from Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Sandy’s ‘freaky’ path may be less likely in future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that last year shoved Superstorm Sandy due west into New Jersey, a new study says. But don’t celebrate […]

09/02/2013

Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo)

Poll: Friends, kin key to Sandy survival

NEW YORK (AP) — A silver lining frames the cloud of destruction left by Superstorm Sandy. In their hour of greatest need, families and communities — not the government — were the most helpful sources […]

06/24/2013

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (NOAA Photo)

Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

MIAMI (AP) — During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So […]

05/25/2013

Statue of Liberty

Tickets on sale for Lady Liberty’s July 4 opening

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty is reopening July 4 after Superstorm Sandy flooded the island where it stands. The statue has been closed since Sandy struck the region on Oct. 29 and […]

05/09/2013

Workers at the National Hurricane Center. (AP Photo)

Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings

MIAMI (AP) — Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

04/04/2013

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