Nor’easter Storm Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm.

Nor’easter Storm Coverage: The Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm.

** 3:00am PT/ 6:00am ET on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 News Update: **

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** Latest News Regarding Nor’easter Storm: **

**** This news story will be updated constantly with the latest news information and important information. ****

** Most Recent News Update: **

– New York City and Long Island will institute gas rationing starting Friday, November 9th, 2012 to help ease the demand and long lines at gas stations across the area. License plates ending in an even number can buy gasoline only on even numbered days and license plates ending in an odd number and those with vanity plates with no numbers can buy gasoline on odd numbered days. Nassau, New York and Suffolk, New York plan to impose gas rationing beginning at 5:00am ET Friday morning and New York City, New York will begin at 6:00am ET. There is some news reports that some gas stations are running out of gasoline.

– Hundreds of Long Island, New York residents still without power after Hurricane Sandy planned a protest on Saturday morning demanding the Long Island Power Authority to restore their power. Hundreds of residents protested on Saturday outside of the National Grid Headquarters in Hicksville, New York angry and frustrated by their slow response to the power outages.

At least 130,000 homes and businesses affected in the power outage may not have their power restored until the end of Tuesday.

According to National Grid Official John Bruckner, about 95 percent of Long Island Power Authority customers who lost power because of the Hurricane Sandy will get their power restore by the end of the day on Tuesday.

The National Grid Headquarters in Hicksville, New York. National Grid is the company contracted by the Long Island Power Authority to restore power after Hurricane Sandy.

According to Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey, they were aware customers haven’t gotten the information they’ve needed from the utility because of an outdated information technology system they’re in the process of updating.

“I certainly feel the frustration of customers whose power remains out. Our hearts go out to them,” said Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey.

According to Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey, workers are repairing unprecedented storm damage as fast as they can, and about 6,400 linemen and 3,700 tree trimmers are at work.

– According to ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7, electricity is flowing through Lower Manhattan, New York, but not at the Knickerbocker Village, New York. They lost power on the day when Hurricane Sandy hit and since Hurricane Sandy, residents are still without power.

– Many in Oceanside, New York are outrage that their power is still out since Hurricane Sandy hit their community late October 2012. Over 200,000 customers are without power in their community alone with many more communities still without power and those who are living without power are trying to survive the very chilly temperatures from the Nor’easter Storm.

– New York Governor Andrew Cuomo express his outrage at Utility Companies saying,”They have failed consumers. The management has failed consumers. It is that simple…. We gave them a franchise. They represented themselves as experts at doing this and they failed and they should be held accountable for their failure.”

– White House Officials are saying that United States President Barack Obama will be viewing the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, United States President Barack Obama will be meeting with affected families, local officials, and first responders who have been dealing with the major storm.

– The Statue of Liberty was illuminated Friday evening for the first time since it was closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The National Park Service and National Park Foundation made the announcement on Friday that the Statue of Liberty was going to be relit. There’s no estimate on when the Statue of Liberty will reopen to visitors.

– A Nor’easter Storm hit the areas affected from Hurricane Sandy last Wednesday.

– The Nor’easter prompted an mandatory evacuation in the seaside town of Brick, New Jersey last Monday and more evacuation occurred later on Tuesday and Wednesday.

– Communities that were trying to restore their power back on from Hurricane Sandy are now dealing with more power outages from the Nor’easter Storm. Residents of Freehold Township, New Jersey were without power on Thursday.

– The New Jersey Transit has emergency shuttle bus service to ferries going to Manhattan, New York. The emergency shuttle bus service will run from 6:00am to 10:00am ET on weekdays for inbound commuters. Evening return emergency shuttle bus service to New Jersey will run between 4:00pm and 8:00pm ET. Liberty State Park, New Jersey emergency shuttle bus service to the Statue Cruise Lines Ferry in Jersey City, New Jersey will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET and from 4:00pm to 8:00pm ET.

– Statue Cruise Lines is offering no cost ferry service from Liberty State Park, New Jersey to Battery Park, New York. The Statue Cruise Lines Ferry will drop off riders in Manhattan, New York at Pier 79.

– The Nor’easter Storm will bring rain and cold weather conditions to the East Coast of the United States starting Wednesday and areas hit by Hurricane sandy are in the Nor’easter Storm’s path.

– The Nor’easter Storm caused trouble to Long Island Railroad trains. The eastbound Long Island Railroad service out of Penn Station was running again just before midnight, but had extremely limited service. The westbound Long Island Railroad service into Penn Station was also had extremely limited service.

– According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, more then 600 New York region flights have been canceled due to the Nor’easter Storm.

– The Nor’easter Storm will gradually being with strong winds, heavy rain, rough surf, and very chilly temperatures. this is very bad news for those who are still affected by Hurricane Sandy and are still without power.

– Weather Forecasters are predicting gusty winds up to 60 mph along shoreline towns and cities in both New York and New Jersey.

– Weather Forecasters are saying that Wednesday night, temperatures could again dip into the Low 20’s.

– New York State Thruway Authority has banned motorcycles and empty trailers from a major Hudson River crossing because of 60 mph winds from the Nor’easter Storm.

– The New York State Thruway Authority also reduced the speed limit on the Tappan Zee Bridge to 35 mph.

– Those who are still without power because of Hurricane Sandy are now dealing with the Nor’easter Storm bringing very chilly temperatures to those who have no heat because of the power outages.

– 8,500 Hurricane Sandy Victims were forced to take refuge in more than 100 Red Cross Shelters.

– The National Weather Service issued Coastal Flood Watch, Storm Watch, High Wind Watch, Freeze Warning, and Small Craft Advisory along the eastern coastline and in areas affected by hurricane Sandy.

– According to Public Service Electric and Gas Company, power has been restored to about 89% customers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. But more than 190,000 customers still without power as the Nor’easter Storm moves on inland. In New York, more then 20,000 customers across New York City, New York and Westchester, New York are not expected to have their power restore by the weekend because of internal electrical damage to the homes. Power outages in both New York and New Jersey had rose from 607,000 earlier in the day, to around 652,000 customers by 10:00pm ET.

– ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7 has a list of school closings and delays around the New York area. For more information regarding school closings and delays around the New York area, please head to the following ABC affiliate WABC Channel 7 website:

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/feature?section=news%2Feducation%2Fclosures&id=6857917

For more information regarding the Nor’easter Storm, please head to the following websites:

– National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov/

– The Weather Channel:

http://www.weather.com/

– AccuWeather:

http://www.accuweather.com/

– Weather Underground:

http://www.wunderground.com/
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**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

– American Red Cross:

Red Cross Shelters:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

Blood Donations:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

American Red Cross Disaster Relief:

http://www.redcross.org/

1-800-RED-CROSS

To donate $10.00 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text “REDCROSS” to “90999”

– Salvation Army:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

– Save the Children:

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm

– World Vision:

http://www.worldvision.org/

– Humane Society of the United States:

http://www.humanesociety.org/

– American Humane Association:

http://www.americanhumane.org/

– AmeriCares:

http://www.americares.org/

– Catholic Charities USA:

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

– Direct Relief International:

http://www.directrelief.org/

– Feeding America:

http://feedingamerica.org/

– Operation Blessing International:

http://www.ob.org/

– Operation USA:

http://www.opusa.org/

– The International Medical Corps:

http://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

– Team Rubicon:

http://teamrubiconusa.org/

– Samaritan’s Purse

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

– VolunteerMatch.Org:

http://www.volunteermatch.org/opportunities/disaster_relief.jsp

– United Way:

http://www.unitedway.org/our-work/disaster-recovery/

**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Twitter: ****

You can find where to volunteer and to donate food, water and other supplies by heading to ZachNews on Twitter or by using your own Twitter account, search for the following Twitter Hashtags:

#SandyAid

#SandyRelief

#SandyVolunteer

#Volunteer

#Volunteering

#Donate

#Donation

#Help

#Helping

#HelpOut

#Give

#CleanUp

– American Red Cross on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RedCross

@RedCross

**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy On Facebook: ****

– American Red Cross on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/redcross?ref=ts&fref=ts

– American Red Cross Blood Donors on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/RedCrossBlood?ref=ts&fref=ts

– Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Network on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/Hurricane.Volunteer.Network?fref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/groups/299198370196221/?ref=ts&fref=ts

**** Emergency Relief and Volunteering Information will be updated constantly with the latest information.

**** Helpful Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy: ****

– Search for Red Cross Shelters: From American Red Cross:

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter

** Red Cross Food Distribution Centers are open for Lunch at 11:00pm ET and Dinner at 4:00pm ET and are located at the following locations: **

– H Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge, New York.

– Riverhead County Center, 210 Center Drive in Riverhead, New York.

– Mastic Fire House, 1088 Mastic Road in Mastic, New York.

– Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach, New York.

– Cedar Crest Park, 3340 Merrick Road in Seaford, New York.

– Christopher Marley Park, 500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn, New York.

– New York City, NY: From NYC.Gov:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hurricane_sandy_shelter_list.pdf

– Delaware: From DEMA.Delaware.Gov:

http://dema.delaware.gov/

– Ready.Gov:

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

– DisasterAssistance.Gov:

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

** Federal Assistance for Residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut: **

Hurricane Sandy impacted residents in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut can apply for Federal Assistance.

Affected residents must register with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by phone or online to access that aid.

To register by phone, residents can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362).

People with speech or hearing disabilities can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Teletypewriter (TTY) Line at: 1 (800) 462-7585.

Phone lines are open 7 days a week from 7:00am to 10:00pm ET.

To register online, applications may be completed on the DisasterAssistance.Gov website at: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

– Federal Emergency Management Agency:

http://www.fema.gov/

**** Helpful Information will be updated constantly with the latest information. ****
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