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1:29pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Shines A Light On Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:09 pm

A street light and utility pole brought down by Hurricane Sandy lay on the street in Avalon, N.J. About 2.5 million customers had no power Tuesday in New Jersey.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The storm that has spawned so many worst-ever superlatives managed a few more when it comes to electricity, with record-breaking power outages across 18 states stretching from Michigan and Indiana to Maine and North Carolina, according to a Department of Energy assessment.

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1:27pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Captain's Judgment Questioned After Sinking Of Tall Ship

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 10:41 am

The 180-foot sailing vessel Bounty goes down off the North Carolina coast on Monday.
USCG United States Coast Guard

When the HMS Bounty set sail in 1787, Captain William Bligh had only his instincts to safely complete a journey from England to the South Pacific island of Tahiti. Last week, Robin Walbridge, captain of a replica of Bligh's ship of mutiny fame, had every modern weather-forecasting resource to plan a voyage from New London, Conn., to St. Petersburg, Fla.

But it didn't keep him from a fatal misjudgment.

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1:22pm

Tue October 30, 2012

11:59am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

At New York University Medical Center, A Dramatic, Critical Evacuation

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:29 pm

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City on Monday.
Michael Heiman Getty Images

One of the most dramatic stories to come out of New York last night is the critical evacuation of New York University Langone Medical Center.

As CNN reports it, around 7:45 p.m. Monday, the hospital's basement started taking on water. At one point, the "lower floors and elevator shafts filled with 10 to 12 feet of water."

The hospital's main power went out and then the backup power failed.

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11:40am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Robert Ray AP

Even though Sandy has switched from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone, it's still a formidable storm. The latest forecast predicts strong winds and coastal storm surges up to four feet in some places. Areas from the eastern Great Lakes region to the mid-Atlantic and up to southern New England can also expect an additional inch of rain.

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