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  • Officials Blame Sandy For Richmond Wreck That Killed 2

    Officials Blame Sandy For Richmond Wreck That Killed 2

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 11:39 AM EDT2012-10-30 15:39:40 GMT
    RICHMOND, VA—Two people were killed during a wreck in downtown Richmond early Tuesday morning. The single vehicle accident happened just after 1:23 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a vehicle was attempting toMore >>
    Police have identified the two people killed during a wreck in downtown Richmond early Tuesday morning.More >>
  • Virginia Officials Blame Sandy For 2 Deaths

    Virginia Officials Blame Sandy For 2 Deaths

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 11:35 AM EDT2012-10-30 15:35:33 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia emergency officials are blaming two traffic-related deaths on superstorm Sandy. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management said Tuesday that the medical examiner's officeMore >>
    Virginia emergency officials are blaming two traffic-related deaths on superstorm Sandy.More >>
  • Sandy Leaves Death, Damp And Darkness In Wake

    Sandy Leaves Death, Damp And Darkness In Wake

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 5:37 AM EDT2012-10-30 09:37:01 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- As 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 andMore >>
    As 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.More >>
  • VA National Guard Members Assist VSP During Sandy

    VA National Guard Members Assist VSP During Sandy

    Monday, October 29 2012 10:03 PM EDT2012-10-30 02:03:23 GMT
    SANDSTON, Va. - Virginia National Guard personnel began assisting Virginia State Police and local emergency response organizations late in the day Oct. 29 at numerous locations across Virginia. ApproximatelyMore >>
    Virginia National Guard personnel began assisting Virginia State Police and local emergency response organizations late in the day Oct. 29 at numerous locations across Virginia...More >>
  • How To Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy

    How To Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy

    Monday, October 29 2012 3:43 PM EDT2012-10-29 19:43:35 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - When disaster strikes, phone and Internet service often takes a hit, right when it's needed the most. Here are some tips for communicating with emergency services and loved ones as SandyMore >>
    When disaster strikes, phone and Internet service often takes a hit, right when it's needed the most. Here are some tips for communicating with emergency services and loved ones as Sandy collides with the East Coast:More >>
  • Send Us Your Hurricane Sandy Photos

    Send Us Your Hurricane Sandy Photos

    Sunday, October 28 2012 3:07 PM EDT2012-10-28 19:07:28 GMT
    How is Sandy affecting your area? How have you been preparing for the storm? Send your photos to 8News at news@wric.com. Get the latest on Sandy here, and stay with 8News for updates.More >>
    How is Sandy affecting your area? How have you been preparing for the storm? Send your photos to 8News at news@wric.com...More >>
  • NYC Subway, LaGuardia Reopen After Superstorm Sandy

    NYC Subway, LaGuardia Reopen After Superstorm Sandy

    Thursday, November 1 2012 5:22 AM EDT2012-11-01 09:22:10 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The cleanup of miles of New Jersey shorefront ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy has just begun, but New York City moved closer to resuming its normal frenetic pace by getting back its vitalMore >>
    The cleanup of miles of New Jersey shorefront ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy has just begun, but New York City moved closer to resuming its normal frenetic pace by getting back its vital subways.More >>
  • Richmond Shelters To Closed Tuesday At Noon

    Richmond Shelters Open Ahead Of Sandy

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 9:19 AM EDT2012-10-30 13:19:27 GMT
    Richmond, VA - The City of Richmond has designated two Emergency Relief Shelters for city residents to utilize if they expect to be displaced by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Major power outages haveMore >>
    Two Emergency Relief Shelters opened by the City of Richmond ahead of Hurricane Sandy will close at noon Tuesday.More >>
  • Dominion Latest Power Outage Numbers

    Dominion Says Sandy Could Leave 1M In The Dark

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 9:19 AM EDT2012-10-30 13:19:10 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Virginia Power estimates up to 1 million customers could lose power over the next few days as Hurricane Sandy barrels by Virginia. About 2,000 of the utility's customersMore >>
    Dominion Virginia Power estimates up to 1 million customers could lose power over the next few days as Hurricane Sandy barrels by Virginia.More >>
  • Obama On Storm: If They Say Evacuate, Do It Now

    Obama On Storm: If They Say Evacuate, Do It Now

    Monday, October 29 2012 9:43 PM EDT2012-10-30 01:43:47 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama delivered a sober warning to millions in the path of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, declaring that even though food, water and generators have been moved into position,More >>
    President Barack Obama delivered a sober warning to millions in the path of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, declaring that even though food, water and generators have been moved into position, "this is going to be a difficult storm" with long-term power and transportation outages possible.More >>
  • McDonnell To Talk About Sandy, State Of Emergency

    McDonnell To Talk About Sandy, State Of Emergency

    Monday, October 29 2012 6:25 PM EDT2012-10-29 22:25:07 GMT
    RICHMOND, VA-Governor McDonnell will speak Monday about Hurricane Sandy, Virginia's State of Emergency and recovery efforts by the Commonwealth.The governor will speak at the Patrick Henry Building inMore >>
    Governor McDonnell will speak Monday about Hurricane Sandy, Virginia's State of Emergency and recovery efforts by the Commonwealth.More >>
  • State-By-State Look At The East Coast Superstorm

    State-By-State Look At The East Coast Superstorm

    Monday, October 29 2012 10:21 AM EDT2012-10-29 14:21:02 GMT
    Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here's a snapshot of what isMore >>
    Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people. Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by state.More >>
  • VDOT Closes Roads Ahead Of Sandy

    VDOT Closes Roads Ahead Of Sandy

    Monday, October 29 2012 10:19 AM EDT2012-10-29 14:19:15 GMT
    A car plows through a flooded street in the Ocean View area in Norfolk, VA., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area. (AP Image)A car plows through a flooded street in the Ocean View area in Norfolk, VA., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy are hitting the area. (AP Image)
    HAMPTON ROADS - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is monitoring weather conditions at the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) and other area bridges and tunnels this morning.More >>
    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is monitoring weather conditions at the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) and other area bridges and tunnels this morning. The Midtown Tunnel was closed in both directions earlier this morning.More >>
  • North Carolina Crew Abandons Ship As Sandy Hits

    North Carolina Crew Abandons Ship As Sandy Hits

    Monday, October 29 2012 8:21 AM EDT2012-10-29 12:21:23 GMT
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- The Coast Guard says the crew has abandoned a tall ship in distress off North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast. Petty Officer 3rd Class David WeydertMore >>
    The Coast Guard says the crew has abandoned a tall ship in distress off North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast.More >>
  • NYC Braces For Wall Of Water From Superstorm

    NYC Braces For Wall Of Water From Superstorm

    Monday, October 29 2012 7:48 AM EDT2012-10-29 11:48:51 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- After days of seeming to take a looming superstorm in stride, New Yorkers gathered supplies or tried to get out of the way as forecasters warned that a wall of water could hit the nation'sMore >>
    After days of seeming to take a looming superstorm in stride, New Yorkers gathered supplies or tried to get out of the way as forecasters warned that a wall of water could hit the nation's largest city.More >>
  • VDOT Urges Drivers To Limit Travel During Sandy

    VDOT Urges Drivers To Limit Travel During Sandy

    Monday, October 29 2012 6:25 AM EDT2012-10-29 10:25:10 GMT
    RICHMOND - Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) urges motorists to limit travel on roadways until unsafe weather conditions pass. Flooding, high winds and downed trees and power lines will be theMore >>
    Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) urges motorists to limit travel on roadways until unsafe weather conditions pass. Flooding, high winds and downed trees and power lines will be the hazards.More >>
  • East Coast Grinds To A Halt As Superstorm Nears

    East Coast Grinds To A Halt As Superstorm Nears

    Monday, October 29 2012 4:44 AM EDT2012-10-29 08:44:22 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing for higherMore >>
    Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing for higher ground, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet tall.More >>
  • Megastorm Could Wreak Havoc Across 800 Miles Of US

    Megastorm Could Wreak Havoc Across 800 Miles Of US

    Sunday, October 28 2012 3:46 PM EDT2012-10-28 19:46:25 GMT
    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) -- Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the behemoth storm plodding up the East Coast will afflict a thirdMore >>
    Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the behemoth storm plodding up the East Coast will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way.More >>
  • Virginia Under State of Emergency Ahead Of Sandy

    Virginia Under State of Emergency Ahead Of Sandy

    Sunday, October 28 2012 1:25 PM EDT2012-10-28 17:25:34 GMT
    RICHMOND, VA—Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Friday, ahead of Hurricane Sandy. "We are issuing this state of emergency today as a precautionary measure in orderMore >>
    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Friday in preparation of Hurricane Sandy.More >>
  • Henrico County Opens Storm Hotline

    Henrico County Opens Storm Hotline

    Sunday, October 28 2012 1:17 PM EDT2012-10-28 17:17:44 GMT
    HENRICO, VA- Henrico County has established an information hotline for residents with storm related questions. Beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, residents can call (804) 501-7900 to report downed trees, blockedMore >>
    Henrico County has established an information hotline for residents with storm related questions.More >>
  • Richmond 3-1-1 Call Center Activated Ahead Of Sandy

    Richmond 3-1-1 Call Center Activated Ahead Of Sandy

    Sunday, October 28 2012 10:55 AM EDT2012-10-28 14:55:21 GMT
    RICHMOND, VA— In advance of Hurricane Sandy, The City of Richmond activated the City's 3-1-1 Call Center on Sunday. Richmond City Mayor Dwight C. Jones is asking residents to report all non-life threateningMore >>
    In advance of Hurricane Sandy, The City of Richmond activated the City's 3-1-1 Call Center on Sunday.More >>
  • Virginia Electoral Board Offers Guidance As Sandy Nears

    Virginia Electoral Board Offers Guidance As Sandy Nears

    Sunday, October 28 2012 10:01 AM EDT2012-10-28 14:01:27 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia State Board of Elections is advising local registrars to accommodate voters who ask to vote absentee because of the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. In-person absenteeMore >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia State Board of Elections is advising local registrars to accommodate voters who ask to vote absentee because of the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. In-person absenteeMore >>
  • Sandy Forces Romney, Obama To Cancel Virginia Rallies

    Sandy Forces Romney, Obama To Cancel Virginia Rallies

    Sunday, October 28 2012 5:16 AM EDT2012-10-28 09:16:11 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Hurricane Sandy has prompted the two presidential campaigns to cancel scheduled events in Virginia. Mitt Romney's campaign said it was cancelling scheduled Virginia appearances SundayMore >>
    Hurricane Sandy has prompted the two presidential campaigns to cancel scheduled events in Virginia.More >>
  • Why Is Sandy Expected To Be A Superstorm?

    Why Is Sandy Expected To Be A Superstorm?

    Sunday, October 28 2012 1:40 AM EDT2012-10-28 05:40:04 GMT
    1. A NORTHBOUND HURRICANE Hurricane Sandy is moving very slowly toward the north-northeast and is expected to continue its current path parallel to the Carolinas over the weekend, forecasters say. At someMore >>
    Hurricane Sandy is moving very slowly toward the north-northeast and is expected to continue its current path parallel to the Carolinas over the weekend, forecasters say...
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  • Forecasters: Sandy Again Upgraded To Hurricane

    Forecasters: Sandy Again Upgraded To Hurricane

    Saturday, October 27 2012 8:36 AM EDT2012-10-27 12:36:00 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Sandy has again reached hurricane strength, with sustained winds of 75 mph. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday morning that a Hurricane Hunter aircraft foundMore >>
    Forecasters say Sandy is a hurricane again, hours after being downgraded to tropical storm.


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  • Sandy Downgraded From Hurricane To Tropical Storm

    Sandy Downgraded From Hurricane To Tropical Storm

    Saturday, October 27 2012 5:29 AM EDT2012-10-27 09:29:33 GMT
    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy from a hurricane to a tropical storm but warns that "widespread impacts" are still expected into next week for the U.S. East Coast. TheMore >>
    The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy from a hurricane to a tropical storm but warns that "widespread impacts" are still expected into next week for the U.S. East Coast.More >>
  • A Year After Irene, US Prepares For Superstorm Sandy

    A Year After Irene, US Prepares For Superstorm Sandy

    Saturday, October 27 2012 5:18 AM EDT2012-10-27 09:18:24 GMT
    DUCK, N.C. (AP) -- A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for a rare megastorm thatMore >>
    A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks Friday as the Eastern Seaboard braced for a rare megastorm that experts said would cause much greater havoc.More >>
  • 43 Dead After Sandy Hits Caribbean

    43 Dead After Sandy Hits Caribbean

    Saturday, October 27 2012 5:10 AM EDT2012-10-27 09:10:02 GMT
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Hurricane Sandy is swirling off toward the U.S. East Coast, leaving the Caribbean to mourn the storm-related deaths of at least 43 people and clean up wrecked homes, felledMore >>
    Hurricane Sandy is swirling off toward the U.S. East Coast, leaving the Caribbean to mourn the storm-related deaths of at least 43 people and clean up wrecked homes, felled power lines and fallen tree branches.More >>
  • Virginia-Based Ships Out To Sea Ahead Of Sandy

    Virginia-Based Ships Out To Sea Ahead Of Sandy

    Friday, October 26 2012 3:35 PM EDT2012-10-26 19:35:25 GMT
    NORFOLK, VA. (AP) - The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces in Norfolk is ordering ships in Virginia's Hampton Roads area out to sea ahead of Hurricane Sandy's expected path along the coast. Adm. Bill GortneyMore >>
    The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces in Norfolk is ordering ships in Virginia's Hampton Roads area out to sea ahead of Hurricane Sandy's expected path along the coast.More >>
  • BBB Warns Against "After-Disaster" Repair Scams

    BBB Warns Against "After-Disaster" Repair Scams

    Friday, October 26 2012 2:43 PM EDT2012-10-26 18:43:18 GMT
    Better Business Bureau serving Central Virginia reminds those who experience storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions. Natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes,More >>
    Better Business Bureau serving Central Virginia reminds those who experience storm damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions...More >>
  • VDOT Preparing For Monster Storm

    VDOT Preparing For Monster Storm

    Friday, October 26 2012 12:55 PM EDT2012-10-26 16:55:59 GMT
    RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews stand ready across the state to respond to any unsafe traveling conditions and damage resulting from Hurricane Sandy, which is currently expectedMore >>
    VDOT says they are ready to respond to any unsafe travel conditions as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at Virginia... More >>
  • Hurricane Sandy Slams Jamaica

    Hurricane Sandy Slams Jamaica

    Thursday, October 25 2012 7:10 PM EDT2012-10-25 23:10:20 GMT
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Work crews in soaked Jamaica cleared debris and downed power lines left in Hurricane Sandy's wake while trying to restore electricity to more than half of the Caribbean countryMore >>
    Work crews in soaked Jamaica cleared debris and downed power lines left in Hurricane Sandy's wake while trying to restore electricity...More >>
  • Forecasters Warn Of "Frankenstorm"

    Forecasters Warn Of "Frankenstorm"

    Thursday, October 25 2012 6:50 PM EDT2012-10-25 22:50:30 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - All the spare parts appear to be coming together to create what forecasters are calling "Frankenstorm." It is forecast to become a monster combination of high wind, heavy rain, extremeMore >>
    All the spare parts appear to be coming together to create what forecasters are calling "Frankenstorm."More >>
  • Hurricane Sandy Could Have Huge Impact

    Hurricane Sandy Could Have Huge Impact

    Thursday, October 25 2012 5:18 PM EDT2012-10-25 21:18:37 GMT
    For the complete 8News StormTracker forecast, click here. WASHINGTON (AP) - Much of the East Coast has a good chance of getting hit by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early nextMore >>
    Much of East Coast could see torrential rains and gale force winds from Hurricane Sandy; Track still uncertain...More >>
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