Hurricane Sandy

6:44am

Thu April 24, 2014
Politics and Government

State conference focuses on future storm prep

An Oneida man's backyard shows damage to his property from flooding last June.
Gino Geruntino WRVO/File photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for future ones.

Cuomo invited government leaders from Long Island, the North Country, central New York and other locales that experienced damage from Hurricanes Irene, Lee and Sandy. They gathered to praise their past efforts to react to the storms, and to report on the steps they are taking to prepare for future disastrous weather events.

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5:55pm

Wed July 10, 2013
Politics and Government

Schumer comments on wait for federal disaster declaration

While parts of central and northern New York continue to rebuild following last month's massive flooding, Sen. Charles Schumer says there may be a reason the region is still waiting for federal disaster aid approval.

Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was not overly optimistic that Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Funds will come through. Schumer said the amount of damage in the state is still being tallied.

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5:37am

Fri March 1, 2013
Regional Coverage

Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster

Rosie Travella, CEO of the Central New York American Red Cross, talks about emergency preparedness
Credit Ellen Abbott/WRVO

Onondaga County emergency professionals want to prepare central New York for a potential disaster.  First they want to know whether everyday citizens are ready for anything from the storm of the century to an act of terrorism.

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7:31am

Wed January 23, 2013
Politics and Government

Cuomo proposes third lean budget

Governor Cuomo unveiling the proposed 2013-14 Executive Budget and Management Plan.
governorandrewcuomo Flickr

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $142 billion state budget, that includes federal aid for post Superstorm Sandy recovery, and closes a $1.3 billion dollar budget gap.

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1:33am

Wed January 9, 2013
Politics and Government

Cuomo delivers 3rd State of the State speech Wednesday

Credit governorandrewcuomo / Flickr

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State message at 1:30 pm Wednesday, he says he plans to pursue a “robust” agenda.

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8:48am

Tue January 8, 2013
Politics and Government

Cuomo to crack down on utility regulation in State of the State

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State message on Wednesday, it will include proposals for greater oversight of New York state’s electric utilities.

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8:04am

Fri January 4, 2013
Politics and Government

Cuomo will include disaster preparedness plans in State of the State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he intends to propose in his State of the State message several recommendations from a disaster preparedness commission, to help the state better cope with major storms in the future.

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4:37pm

Thu January 3, 2013
Politics and Government

Cuomo skeptical about House vote on Sandy aid

After facing intense pressure from both parties for failing to pass a $60 billion federal relief package for Hurricane Sandy victims, Republicans in the House of Representatives now say they will vote on part of the flood insurance program Friday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has doubts they will follow through.

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5:43am

Mon December 31, 2012
Regional Coverage

NY's food pantries say hunger is growing

Food pantries and soup kitchens say they are reluctantly becoming a permanent part of the nation’s safety net for the poor. In a new report on New York’s charitable food distribution system, the groups say it is government that needs to step in and lend a helping hand.

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4:10pm

Mon December 24, 2012
Science

New report finds future sea level rise will be significant

Long Island, New York was inundated with flood water and damage from Super storm Sandy.
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A report published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finds that sea level increases over the next century will have significant impacts on coastal communities.

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9:09am

Thu December 13, 2012
Politics and Government

Cuomo talks campaign finance, the Senate, fracking with New York State Public Radio

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will soon introduce legislation to regulate electioneering activities by some not-for-profits that have become increasingly influential players in funding political campaigns.

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3:27pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Environment

Sandy sparks belief in climate change

A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

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4:20am

Fri November 30, 2012
Politics and Government

Cuomo changes insurance rules to help Sandy victims

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Superstorm Sandy. Cuomo says 360,000 Sandy victims have filed insurance claims for damage to their homes, cars and other property.  And he says insurance companies have not been quick enough to respond.

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5:30pm

Thu November 29, 2012
Regional Coverage

Are central & northern NY prepared for a storm like Sandy?

As life starts to get back to normal in the parts of New York and New Jersey that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, other areas of the country are asking themselves if they could have weathered that kind of storm.

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9:46am

Tue November 27, 2012
Regional Coverage

Cuomo says Sandy costs reach $41 billion

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York’s congressional delegation has promised the help.

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6:00am

Sun November 18, 2012
Environment

Study finds global warming likely to be on hotter side of projections

Greg Thompson, USFWS Flickr

The death and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed it, has brought the issue of climate change to the forefront. According to a new study published in the journal Science, we can expect global warming to be on the high side of current projections.

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4:14am

Wed November 14, 2012
Politics and Government

Cuomo launches probe of utilities companies

Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a Moreland Act investigation into the state’s utilities companies, which he says he hopes will result in a complete overhaul of New York’s power distribution system.

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6:15am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics and Government

Cuomo allows storm victims to vote at any polling site

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow residents displace by superstorm Sandy to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site in the state.

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5:35am

Tue November 6, 2012
Regional Coverage

Cuomo says predicted Nor'Easter could be worrisome

Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is concern that the Nor’Easter predicted to hit New York later this week could cause more harm to already storm-damaged areas.

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4:20pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Hurricane Sandy

Sandy's aftermath in Breezy Point

In our latest Innovation Trail report for New York NOW, we traveled to one of the places hit the hardest by Sandy, the beachfront community of Breezy Point in Queens.

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7:01am

Thu November 1, 2012
Regional Coverage

Central NY volunteers to help Hurricane Sandy victims

Central New Yorkers are helping the millions of people affected by Superstorm Sandy.  Agencies like the Salvation Army and Church World Service are raising money or collecting donations for storm victims.  Others, like Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteers  will go to the areas hardest hit by the storm.

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6:01am

Thu November 1, 2012
Politics and Government

Cuomo: Helicopter survey of Sandy damage "disturbing"

Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.  The governor says the state faces significant challenges to rebuild, and will have to fundamentally rethink New York city’s infrastructure going forward.

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4:23pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Weather

Wind as loud as a train causes only minor damage to Little Sodus Bay

Lenny Hadcock of Fair Haven was collecting and piling the smaller branches from a large tree that fell in his yard from Sandy's winds.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Bob and Allyson Malo were out Tuesday morning walking around their street along Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County checking their neighbor's cottages for damage.

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2:03pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Weather

Cuomo says to expect "long term" recovery after Sandy

Governor Andrew Cuomo accesses water levels in Path Train Station at World Trade Center site and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel yesterday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told reporters he spent a “frightening” night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan at a briefing addressing short term repair efforts and long term weather concerns.

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10:05am

Tue October 30, 2012
Weather

Sandy blows out the lights on upstate New York

Lenny Hadcock of Fair Haven says it will take him a couple of days to clean up the tree that fell in his yard at his home along Little Sodus Bay.
Credit Ryan Delaney / WRVO

Below is WRVO News' coverage of reaction and response to Superstorm Sandy's impact on our region.

Updated, 6:02 p.m.:

After much preparation, high wind warning, and school closures, Syracuse escaped the brunt of Hurricane Sandy Monday evening, WRVO's Durrie Lawrence reports this evening.

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10:00am

Tue October 30, 2012
Weather

Sandy causing scattered power outages, school closings

Wind blew through Owens Orchard in Weedsport before the sun set and winds picked up last night.
Durrie Lawrence WRVO

The winds are starting to die down around central and northern New York, but high winds last night have caused power outages and some schools around the region decided on Monday to close or delay this morning. 

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9:50am

Tue October 30, 2012
Regional Coverage

Mercy flights grounded during Hurricane Sandy

Mercy Flight Central, an upstate medical air service, shut down operations while hurricane Sandy blew over. Due to high wind warnings, they were not able to fly patients.

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9:35pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Regional Coverage

Jefferson County prepares for high winds, waves, power outages

Workers hoist a boat out of the water for dry winter storage at Harbor's End Marina in Henderson, Jefferson County.
Credit Joanna Richards

As the wind began picking up Monday afternoon in Jefferson County, residents and officials were preparing for the high winds and water along shorelines expected from Hurricane Sandy.

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7:02pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Weather

Why some people ignore weather warnings

Credit Screen shot / Weather Underground

Just like the weather, human beings can be unpredictable.

With memories of overblown predictions regarding Hurricane Irene’s impact on the New York City area last year, some people aren’t taking Sandy that seriously. But this disconnect between forecast data and human behavior can be dangerous.

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12:46pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Weather

Sandy blows into upstate New York with high winds, rain

Credit screen shot / Weather Underground

Below is WRVO's coverage of the first day of Hurricane Sandy's impact on upstate New York. Later coverage can be found here.

Updated, 9:30 p.m.:

WRVO's Joanna Richards is reporting tonight on preparations being made in the North Country's Jefferson County. Here's an excerpt of her report:

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