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Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« on: January 14, 2010, 09:04:18 AM »
9:45 p.m. -- The New York Yankees announced a donation of $500,000 in support of rescue and relief efforts.
Haiti relief
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/14/haiti.updates/index.html 

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 07:23:25 PM »
I like this story:

Inhabitat Exclusive Video: The NYC High Line Opens!
by Jill Fehrenbacher, 06/11/09

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/11/inhabitat-exclusive-video-the-nyc-high-line-opens/

" The Opening of the Highline Urban Park"

The Opening of the HIghline Urban Park

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 09:24:32 PM »

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 07:00:32 AM »
Historic flooding in portions of the northeast - Yowbarb

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Rising water forces evacuations in New England
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Heavy rains and

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 11:22:47 AM »
Record breaking flooding in portions of the northeast. A lot of the northeast is under water.

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 05:40:14 AM »
Portions of east coast will get federal aid after the massive snowstorms...
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This is from White House page

Office of the Press Secretary   For Immediate Release

February 18, 2011
President Obama Signs New York Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of December 26-27, 2010.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
In addition, assistance is available to the State and eligible local governments in Nassau, Rensselaer, and Richmond Counties on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named John Long as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.
FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-3272

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 11:29:48 PM »
VIDEO  http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7363133n&tag=strip

River rescue caught on tape

April 18, 2011 11:30 AM

CBS News Raw: Firefighters in Dickerson, Md., rescued a woman clinging to a tree in the Potomac River. No Audio.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7363133n&tag=strip#ixzz1JwngYXop

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 08:08:13 AM »
This is not a brand new story but it's a pretty good one,
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http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-05-27/local/27065434_1_wesley-autrey-subway-hero-real-heroes

Real heroes, such as subway savior Wesley Autrey, don't do it for the glory
MICHAEL DALY
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Thursday, May 27, 2010

After he risked horrific death by leaping onto the subway tracks to save a total stranger, Wesley Autrey began just to amble off without giving his name.

"He was just walking away," recalls a fire lieutenant who was on the scene that day in 2007. "He was looking for nothing."

One of the cops who had responded to the W. 135th St. subway station then called out.

"Hey, you ain't going nowhere! Come here."

By the time the cop had taken down Autrey's name and particulars for the paperwork, the press began to arrive. Autrey was soon world-famous.
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PHOTO:  Wesley Autrey leapt onto the subway tracks to save a total stranger in 2007.… (Sipkin/News)

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 07:12:57 PM »
http://www.weather.com/news/nyc-girl-falls-20120718

NEW YORK — A New York City bus driver was being hailed as a hero for saving a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from an air conditioning unit outside a Brooklyn building.

"I just prayed that I'd catch her," Stephen St. Bernard recalled after rescuing the child on Monday.

"'Please let me catch her, please let me catch her.' That's all I could say," he added.

St. Bernard said he was walking home from work when he observed a commotion outside the Coney Island housing complex. He saw the girl standing on the air conditioning unit, seemingly unafraid and moving about.

“Please let me catch her, please let me catch her.' That's all I could say.”

It wasn't clear how she got there, but witnesses told the Daily News that she crawled out by pulling aside the unit's accordion-like plastic partitions that keep the air conditioner secured in the window.

An amateur video shows St. Bernard yelling up to the girl, telling her to go back inside when she suddenly falls and he catches her in his arms.

"I picked her up and carried her. ... She kept looking around. She never closed her eyes. She never lost consciousness," he said.

The girl was taken to a Coney Island hospital with minor injuries. St. Bernard, a father of four, suffered a torn tendon in his shoulder.

Neighbors said the girl was a special needs child.

Police said no charges were filed against the parents.

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 09:53:45 PM »
Video and article

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/hurricane-sandy-winter-storm-20121025

Hurricane Central
East Prepares for Monster Storm

Associated PressPublished: Oct 27, 2012, 10:46 PM EDTweather.com
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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 09:15:16 PM »
http://www.weather.com/

NYC poised for historic hit 28 Oct 2012
New York Impacts: City Poised for Historic Hit

As the mega storm marches forward, New York is dealing with evacuations, a transit shut down, and a looming storm surge that could be one for the record books

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 06:37:57 AM »
http://www.earthcam.com/  Earthcam of the world.
The site was extremely slow to wake up...oh it was my computer.
Shot of Times Square definitely live http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=tsstreet


various views of the east, NY.
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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012, 04:53:15 PM »
LIVE Weather Channel coverage on you tube,
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http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWeatherChannel?v=yXMU2qwCVag    127,940 watching now

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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 08:35:54 AM »
Right now in New York there are still rain bands moving through wind gusts which is slowing down the rescue and cleanup efforts... Record - breaking storm surge came in and went underground to subways...13.5 feet.
NY Gov Cuomo stated at least 5 deaths (but the rescue and cleanup and still going on.)
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New Jersey:  A combination of Federal, State local, other state personnel and volunteers are flat -out
on search and rescue in ATLANTIC CITY and MOONACHIE - also they are helping with SAYERVILL NY. I listened to NJ Gov. Christie on MSNBC at about 07:30 AM EDT today.
At least 2.4 million customers are without power in NJ this AM.  Notes below, Yowbarb 
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Governor Christie's Storm Response - paraphrasedThis has been a massive record breaking disaster, fortunately so far minimal loss of life due to preparations and evacuations, but it's not over and some people still in danger and need help. There are thousands of people sheltered now, who had to flee the storm. If anyone wants to help: Volunteer Line: 1-800-Jersey-7
Also contributions to the Salvation Army and the Red Cross
will help. These agencies have been working really hard and a big help.
There was a really bad storm surge and they lost 5 substations last night by Newark Bay: [As of the time of the interview] all power in Neward is out. A lot of power to Jersey City is out.

Thousands still being rescued in Atlantic City and Moonachie...A berm was overrun in Bergen (spelling?) County which led to massive flooding and rescues last night and today in Moonachie and Atlantic City. 05:30 this AM rescues started.
Governor and President Obama been all over the situation to do all that they can. Red tape being cut through...FEMA called fast...

[As of the time of the interview] it was still too dangerous for the Governor to fly over the shoreline, winds, but he knows the Jersey shore is devastated. Before the hurricane came ashore the entire boardwalk was already indundated.

The storm surge was so powerful: Empty freight cars washed up on the Jersey Turnpike and are being removed with cranes.

More in next post.


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Re: Human interest stories of the east coast of the USA
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 08:51:13 AM »
More from the interview with NJ Governor Christie, about 07:30 AM EDT MSNBC.

[ As of the time of the interview ]

Yesterday: They had to shut down the Garden State Parkway from Exit 129 Middlesex County at DRISCOLL from the tip at Cape May.

Today, this is open. The entire Garden State Parkway is now open.

Although loss of life is "minimal" in the statistics so far, considering the circumstances, the loss of life is very tragic abnd often involves heavy objects falling on people from the hurricane force winds. In the Governor's home town of Mendom (spelling?) A man and his wife and two children were driving and a big tree fell on their car. Although the two children aged 11 and 14 survived both parents were killed.

The Governor NJ doesn't yet yet know how many are still stranded or might have perished...rescues still going on...conditions still not ideal to rescue or to acssess the situation but a lot of people out ter doing the bes they can...NJ has had some help... Gov Daniels sent 25 ambulances yesterday to evacuate
hospital in NJ. Gov Walker sent resources and a lot of help. Presient Obama declared NJ and several states Disaster areas and expietited efforts to release funds and get FEMA moving.
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The FEMA supplies were standing by a couple days ago so ait is hoped all is flowing as it should be. Rain and wind sitll happening... no doubt slowing things down a bit...

Some news banner I saw during Christi'e interview:
NYC commuter tunnels flooded
Two electrical power substations under water in lowr Manhattan and had to be shut off yesterday evening.

Record- breaking storm surge into lowr manhattan...13.7 feet.

Wind-related outages have taken out a lot of powrr and multi-millions without power in NY.

07:50 AM: OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR PLANT IN NEW JERSEY ON ALERT due to rising water.....
[ Yowbarb Note: That was probably during high tide this AM  ]

3.5 million people without power affected areas...
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Mayor Cuomo was also on MSNBC haven't seen his briefing... Main NY Bridges open again...
At least 5 deaths from storm it's not over search and rescue happening...

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Just a couple -three images below... Yowbarb

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