Sandy

A $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy sailed through the House on Friday with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, just two days after Republican officials in New York and New Jersey exploded in outrage after a much larger relief bill failed to come up for a vote before the end of […]

LORAIN, Ohio – A local pastor will make a second trip back to the East Coast next month to deliver supplies to victims of Superstorm Sandy. “What I had seen was chaos, I seen abandonment, I seen brokenness, and I just seen loneliness, and this city needs our help,” said Pastor Angel Arroyo, Jr. of […]

CLEVELAND – Fitworks Fitness Centers in and around the Cleveland area are offering free showers to those without power and stations to charge your cellphones. The following locations are open to anyone without electricity for showers and to charge your mobile device: 1. Downtown Colonial Marketplace – 530 Euclid Ave. 2. Mentor – 9170 Mentor […]

(WOIO) – Tens of thousands of people are still without power in Northeast Ohio Thursday afternoon. Cuyahoga County – 84,267 customers are without power Ashtabula County – 689 customers are without power Geauga County – 1,258 customers are without power Lorain County – 5,401 customers are without power Medina County – 8 customers are without […]

BAY VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) – A Bay Village family can deal with their house being crushed by a huge oak tree, they are just thankful their young son is alive. Tuesday morning, at the height of Super Storm Sandy, the huge tree crashed into the front of the East Oakland Street home of Kyle and Meg Frantz.  […]

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) – Tens of thousands still in the dark. Annette Dusek still doesn’t have power. The Westlake resident lit candles and built a fire Tuesday night.   “I wasn’t prepared. I don’t have a game plan.” Dusek says the last 24-hours have been pretty miserable.   She didn’t shower and slept on a […]

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) – Several communities are opening shelters in wake of super storm Sandy’s aftermath. LAKEWOOD The City of Lakewood opened an Emergency Reception Center on Wednesday to assist residents who are without power and are in need of a warm place to spend the day. The center is located at the Lawther Senior […]

Melissa Harris-Perry tweeted a photo of what used to be her New Orleans home. Harris-Perry purchased the fixer-upper earlier this year. The property was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and became a site of crime in the neighborhood. Harris-Perry and her husband, who have flipped homes in the past, purchased the property to fix it […]

Throughout Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, most people have gone out of their way to not politicize the storm, and focus on relief efforts. Tracy Morgan is not most people. “This storm came out of nowhere! New York never had no hurricanes,” the “30 Rock” star told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night. “This got Republicans […]

CLEVELAND – Power crews began working on restoring power to thousands of customer on Tuesday. The high winds and difficult conditions made work slow for crews. FirstEnergy said most of the work is being done in Cuyahoga County. More than 245,000 customers are without power, and about 171,000 of those are in Cuyahoga County. A […]

CLEVELAND – High winds closed schools, uprooted trees and knocked out power across northeast Ohio. Reports are pouring in to NewsChannel5 from across northeast Ohio The City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety, Works and Utilities crews across northeast Ohio are working as much as possible to clear debris from homes and buildings, clear downed […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The RTA is ready for Hurricane Sandy and committed to helping commuters get to their final destinations in a timely fashion. As of Noon Tuesday, the damage to the Red Line has been repaired, all rail is back in service at this moment. All buses are hampered by downed power lines, […]