The Pittsburgh area hasn’t seen anything close to the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused along the East Coast. In fact, most of the fears of local officials were never realized.
Voters lined up at the Allegheny County Elections Office on this last day to submit absentee ballot applications for those who will be out of the county next Tuesday, Election Day.
Some areas have gotten up to one foot of snow in the Laurel Highlands.
One woman died Monday as a result of the massive storm caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
At the height of the storm, the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center took about 400 calls about downed wires, flooded basements and water on roadways.
Numerous power outages are being reported around the area. In addition, many trees came down as a result of the high winds and rain, but flooding remains a major concern in some areas.
The effects of sandy are also keeping a lot of travelers grounded here in Pittsburgh. Dozens of flights have already been canceled in and out of Pittsburgh and have left hundreds of travelers stranded.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John get a morning update from PA Governor Tom Corbett about what damage Sandy may have caused across the state.
As Superstorm Sandy made landfall along the coast of New Jersey around 8 p.m. Monday, the rain and winds began to pick up here in Pittsburgh, drenching the area.
Pittsburghers are everywhere and that includes New York City, which is taking a pounding from Superstorm Sandy. KDKA’s David Highfield talked on Monday with two people originally from our area, but who are now living in Big Apple.
More than three million people were without power as of Monday evening, and most of them are in and around New York City.
Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening in New Jersey, and as the storm tears across the northeast, Pennsylvania remains under a statewide disaster emergency.
Whether by car, train or plane, Superstorm Sandy is affecting transportation all across the country, including here in Pittsburgh.
Local utility crews have mobilized their workers in preparation for widespread power outages anticipated from Superstorm Sandy.