STAFF BLOG ASTROBOB Saturn and moon match up tomorrow morning
We've only had one bright planet adorn the evening sky this winter - Jupiter. He's certainly generous with his moons, clouds belts and brilliant display, but he'll soon have company. The planet Satu... Posted on 2/2/13 at 1:25 PM
After Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, volunteers flocked to the scene. Juanita Bolinger of Alexandria, a case worker for the Red Cross, joined those volunteers and assisted FEMA and New York City with crowd control as people came to sign up for assistance.
Seventeen Otter Tail Power Company linemen, service representatives and mechanics returned from Huntington, New York, in three digger derricks, four bucket trucks, a mechanic repair truck and two pickups. They assisted National Grid, the service provider for Long Island Power Authority, with disaster recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, joining more than 60,000 electrical workers in the effort.
Almost everything Audrey Pagano knows from her childhood is gone.
“The whole neighborhood is wiped out – homes that have been there for a long time,” said Pagano.
An Alexandria resident for 37 years, Pagano grew up in Staten Island, New York, where Hurricane Sandy ripped a path of destruction on October 29.
Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations.
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