Hurricane (Sandy)

Judge Chides Army Corps Over New Orleans Levees

NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers built a "tragically flawed" levee system for New Orleans - but isn't liable for claims that excavation work by a government contractor weakened a floodwall and caused it to breach in two places during Hurricane Katrina, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. said he can't hold... more

Lost Military Jacket Found on Post-Sandy NJ Beach

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RICHMOND, Va. - Donna Gugger's heart was heavy as she sifted through the scattered debris and devastation left by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. Pieces of broken furniture. Shards of metal. Chairs ripped off patios. Blue jeans tossed out of bureaus. But there was something different about that swath of gray cloth with shiny brass butt... more

Army Post in NJ to House Storm Victims

LINCROFT, N.J. -- New Jersey officials were readying a shuttered military base to temporarily house residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy as Gov. Chris Christie announced that gas rationing will end Tuesday morning. Christie said he was confident the odd-even fuel rationing put in place in 12 northern counties to ease long lines and short tem... more

Marines, Navy Help in Devastated NYC Areas

s Superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark.

U.S. Marines and Navy sailors arrived to help victims in two storm-ravaged New York City boroughs and Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a commuter train to work. Marine engineers did a block-by-block assessment of Staten Island's Father Capodanno Boulevard Sunday to determine manpower and equipment needs for Monday when more Marines were expected to... more

US Military Flying Power Equipment to Storm Area

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WASHINGTON - In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Pentagon says the 630 tons of equipment is being provided by Southern California power c... more

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