October 29, 2012 |
Hurricane Sandy, what a beast: The flooding rains we'll see, the tree-toppling winds we'll feel, the hours or days we might endure without power — we'll blame all our weather-related upheaval this week on Sandy. And probably long afterward, we'll remember her name. In fairness, though, what's happening here isn't entirely her fault. The true culprits are a couple of other atmospheric conditions — a high-pressure system centered west of Greenland and a huge wave of cold air moving eastward across the United...
October 29, 2012 |
Face it, you're stuck. You're not going anywhere, at least until Hurricane Sandy gets tired of all this wind and rain and fussing about. As you've surely heard, the storm has gummed up transportation systems and services along the Eastern Seaboard. Hundreds of flights have been canceled , including itineraries to destinations where "sandy" refers to the quality of the beaches. Officials have also closed major roads and bridges, and Amtrak and bus lines have halted service.
October 31, 2012 |
BY WEDNESDAY afternoon, much of the water that had flooded New York City during Hurricane Sandy had receded into the harbor. But recovery crews were still furiously pumping water out of the city's subterranean arteries. Four East River subway tunnels remained inundated. Electricity was still out south of 39th Street, along with many traffic lights, and the city's death toll stood at 22. With New Yorkers scrambling to get around, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) announced that only cars carrying three or more people would be...
November 2, 2012
Regarding the Oct. 29 front-page article " Sandy adds to political turbulence ": The unpredictable closure of early-voting polls in Maryland will prevent me and my partner from voting in this year's historic election. I knew I would be out of town on Election Day, as would he, on work-related travel. What we couldn't have predicted, however, is that on the days we had planned to vote early, the polls would be closed, and that by the time they had reopened, we would be gone, with no time even to file an...
October 29, 2012
Stuck in the storm without answers? We've taken some of the most frequently asked questions in your neighborhood and provided answers. But we need your input. Do you have more information and tips on these issues? Please use the comments section below to post them for your neighbors. Do you have questions of your own? Please post below; we encourage the community to help you with some answers. How do I call for help if 911 isn't working? For routine police assistance, call 703-257-8000.