New Jersey

3:35pm

Wed October 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Sandy: A Voice From Union Beach, N.J.

Yesterday, we brought you a voice from Breezy Point, N.Y., the Queens neighborhood ravaged by fire.

Today, our Newscast unit spoke to Doug Doyle, the news director of NPR member station WGBO. Doug was making his way back to his apartment in Union Beach, N.J.

Except whole sections of shore city were destroyed by the storm surge. Doug was escorted to his apartment by emergency crews and he was fully expecting to find everything in tatters.

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3:23pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Around the Nation

Atlantic City Starts To Dig Out From Sandy

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 4:53 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

The massive storm that battered the East Coast this week is now fading, but Sandy's toll has become all too clear. In the U.S., at least 66 people are not confirmed dead, eight of them in New Jersey where we begin this hour.

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2:23pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy

Colorado Sends Help To Sandy Ravaged East Coast

Electrical wires and debris cover tracks of the Long Island Railroad
NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority CreativeCommons/Flickr

East Coast power companies are struggling to restore power to millions of customers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and Xcel energy in Colorado is sending crews to help. 

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11:15am

Wed October 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Sandy Shuts Down New York And New Jersey Subways, Trains And Tunnels

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:36 pm

Workers try to clear boats and debris from the New Jersey Transit's Morgan draw bridge on Wednesday in South Amboy, N.J., after Monday's storm surge from Sandy pushed boats and cargo containers onto the train tracks.
Mel Evans AP

It's a commuter's nightmare.

Cars and buses are back on the road in New York City and New Jersey, but workers are still trying to put the subway system and commuter trains back in operation after the devastating effect of Superstorm Sandy. It's a process that could take days or weeks to complete.

The impact on the country's most densely populated metropolitan area has been extensive. Here's a look at what is, and mostly what isn't, working:

NEW YORK CITY:

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10:18am

Wed October 31, 2012
The Two-Way

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 'Postpones' Halloween

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 10:55 am

Halloween will have to wait.
Sascha Schuermann AP

Yes, we already made one child cry. In that spirit, here's more bad news for the shorter demographic: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order postponing Halloween until Nov. 5.

Coming from any other governor, the decision would have immediately been met with sensible nods. But Christie has made his name by being tough and blunt.

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