Fire Island

Crowds Board Ferries Out Of Fire Island As Hurricane Nears

The resort community of Fire Island was one of the first areas to go under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy Sunday afternoon.

CBS New York–10/29/2012

Nassau County

Nassau County Residents Clear Out As Storm Moves In

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said Sunday evening that police will be on the scene to protect the areas subjected to evacuation, and those that try to enter “will be arrested and put away immediately.”

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Con Ed Worker (Credit: CBS 2)

Con Ed Might Cut Power To Some Customers In Lower Manhattan

Con Edison said that is considering cutting power to about 6,500 customers in Lower Manhattan if the surge from the Hurricane Sandy is severe enough to threaten underground lines.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Hurricane Sandy Track As Of 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 (credit: National Hurricane Center)

Experts: Up To 60 Million To Be Affected When Sandy Makes Landfall

“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Hurricane Forecast

Hurricane Sandy Poised To Create ‘Extraordinary’ Storm in New York

Hurricane Sandy was barreling toward the Northeast Sunday afternoon, with “unheard of” wind speeds sustained at 75 mph.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Barack Obama (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Signs Emergency Declaration For States Of New York, New Jersey

As the Hurricane Sandy Frankenstorm approached, President Barack Obama issued a federal emergency declaration for the State of New York and New Jersey.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Declares State Of Emergency; Orders Evacuations In Some Parts Of N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm,” and has ordered evacuations for many areas.

CBS New York–10/27/2012


Amtrak Announces Cancellations, MTA And NJ Transit Prepare For Potential Shutdowns Ahead Of Sandy

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Saturday that it is considering shutting down all service beginning Sunday night in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm.”

CBS New York–10/27/2012

Rockaway Preps For Hurricane Sandy

Sandy Expected To Make Landfall Late Monday Night

After briefly having weakened to a tropical storm, Sandy was back to Category 1 hurricane status Saturday morning as it prepared to strike the Northeast as the infamous Frankenstorm.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

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Power Companies Urge Safety Precautions As Hurricane Sandy Approaches

New York City area power companies have issued warnings to heed safety precautions as the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Red Cross Creates App For Dealing With Hurricane Sandy

As the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches, the American Red Cross has set up an application with instructions for what to do in preparation for a storm, as well as during and after the storm passes through.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

State Of Emergency Declared In Connecticut For Hurricane Sandy

The State of Connecticut has declared a state of emergency as the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches.

CBS New York–10/27/2012

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Forecast Models Indicate ‘Frankenstorm’ Likely To Slam East Coast

Tri-State Area officials are bracing for a gale-force storm that’s expected to hit most of the East Coast next week.


National Hurricane Center map of hurricane Sandy track,as of 5 p.m. update Oct. 24, 2012 (credit:

Forecasters Warn Of ‘Huge Weather Event’ On Track To Hit Area This Weekend

Forecasters are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Sandy as the storm spins near Jamaica.