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East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy
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New Jersey Union Workers Turn Away Ala. Help

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, utility crews from several parts of the country, including here in the South, mobilized to help out in whatever way they could.  Hundreds of vehicles in convoys headed towards the storm-ravaged areas to help restore power as soon as possible so that people affected by the storm could start to put the pieces of their lives back together.  For some, it was only to be turned away.

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See Devastating Before and After Photos of Hurricane Sandy

While many people took to Facebook bragging about how much booze they stockpiled and how Hurricane Sandy wasn't very strong at all, the following heartbreaking scenes were happening in other places. It's awful. To give you a better idea of the destruction, we've provided before pictures as well. In case you thought maybe people like to swim down FDR drive.

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Photos of Hurricane Sandy Flood Social Media Sites

Photos of Hurricane Sandy flooded social media sites throughout the day Monday, with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users in the storm's path posting dramatic photos of waves, flooding and downed trees. (Some are fake, by the way.)

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Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos That Have Gone Viral – Don’t Be Fooled!

Hurricane Sandy hasn't even hit the northeastern coast at full strength yet, and I'm already seeing fake photos on Facebook. It never fails. These types of fake imagery appear every time there is a flood, a storm, or any other type of natural disaster. It's almost as bad as the fake celeb deaths on Twitter!

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Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline
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Non-Essential Hurricane Items

With Hurricane Sandy approaching the greater Northeast, I asked my facebook friends, "What is your #1 non-essential hurricane prep item?" Here are my favorite answers:

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Frankenstorm Is Coming: Latest Updates and Some Helpful Tips

Frankenstorm—a nickname for the potential combination of current Category 1 Hurricane Sandy and other storm systems in the North Atlantic and over the continental United States—is almost here, and for much of the East Coast, that means it’s time to get ready for lots and lots of rain, wind, snow and general meteorological mayhem.

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Do We Need a New Hurricane-Rating System?

Weather-industry insiders feel that the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates hurricane strength on a scale of Category 1 (weakest) through 5 (strongest), is inadequate.

Some say changes need to be made, since the current system doesn't include enough information about the storm, that it only denotes wind speed. It reveals little detail about the tidal surge, which is what actually causes the most deaths and damage.

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St. Mary Parish FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Closing Friday

St. Mary Parish residents who sustained uninsured or underinsured losses to their property as a result of Hurricane Isaac have just a few days left to visit the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Morgan City at 728 Myrtle Street. Here are the details:

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Damage done in Texas by Hurricane Ike.
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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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Highway 39 Still Closed Due to Hurricane Isaac

If you're headed down Louisiana Highway 39 soon, be aware that the roadway south of Braithwaite is still closed due to work at the Stolthaven chemical plant. Flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac there pushed railroad cars, some containing hazardous materials, off the tracks, so the cleanup continues. 

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Catholic Charities of New Orleans Can Use Your Help

Volunteers from Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans are providing meals, cleaning supplies and mosquito repellent to people in need, continuing CCANO's mission of service to the poor and vulnerable by providing services to those suffering the effects of Hurricane Isaac and caring for those recovering from the flooding and wind damage caused by last week's storm.

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Tons of Nutria Wash Ashore in Mississippi After Hurricane Isaac [VIDEO]

As if the possibility of Isaac returning to the Gulf of Mexico isn't enough, the storm is adding insult to injury by washing up tons of nutria on Mississippi beaches. In Harrison County alone, sixteen tons of dead nutria have been hauled off the shore to a landfill

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