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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Florida this weekend, on a trip likely intended to boost his profile as a potential presidential candidate. Instead, the scandal-plagued Republican arrived in the Sunshine State under a cloud. On Saturday Dawn Zimmer, the Democrat mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, claimed in a television interview that two of Christie’s close aides had threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds from her city if she continued to oppose a major property development plan backed by the Governor.

New Yorkers are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy

Sandy homeless trapped between forces of nature and market

Lorraine Massoni crawled north on Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue in a rented minivan along with her three children, hoping she wouldn't miss an apartment viewing in her hunt to relocate from a flooded Rockaway home.

Hurricane Sandy has left devastation in its wake

Bloomberg was right, Sandy focuses the mind on climate change

But there are less dramatic examples that make a strong case too

Blown away: Storm damage at Battery Park in lower Manhattan

Whatever the weather, the US cries wolf

World View: Hysterical reporting puts Americans in danger – as does the lack of an east-west mountain range

Hurricane Sandy: New York Marathon cancelled as city recovers

Hours after he said the New York City Marathon would inspire the city to move on after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg did a U-turn and cancelled the race amid outrage over holding a sports event while thousands of residents were without power or, in some cases, a place to live.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced he will vote for Barack Obama in the Presidential elections

Bloomberg will vote for Obama as America 'needs leadership' on climate change

In a surprise endorsement, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that he will vote for President Barack Obama in next Tuesday's election because "we need leadership" from the White House on climate change.

New York reopens subways after Superstorm Sandy

New York City moved closer to resuming its frenetic pace by getting back its vital subways today, three days after a superstorm left neighbouring New Jersey stunned by miles of coastal devastation.

Hamish McRae: The modern world shows its resilience after storm's fury

Economic View: We can manage with flights grounded... We can manage with power going down

A man with a small dog takes a photo of the storm waves from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey

Superstorm Sandy smashes records with 4.2m surge of seawater in New York

Superstorm Sandy brought gusts of 90mph and a record surge of seawater in New York City.

Hurricane Sandy: Uptown, they described it as 'mostly hype' - but then came flying metal and flooded streets

In his second dispatch from New York, our correspondent describes the changing mood as Hurricane Sandy batters the East Coast of America

Hurricane Sandy: Fishing pier toppled as Maryland battered

Hurricane Sandy arrived in this coastal resort town with the roar that was expected on Monday, as towering waves snapped a fishing pier, rain and seawater inundated city streets and officials shut down both major bridges that normally carry thousands of visitors to beaches and hotels in the summer months.

US preacher blames Sandy on homosexuals

Nowadays your lunatic preachers aren't limited to carrying placards around city streets - they can publish all their thoughts on a blog.  Before Hurricane Sandy hammered into the East Coast last night, evangelist John Mcternan heralded it on his as a work of God - punishment for both candidates being "pro-homosexual and behind the homosexual agenda".

Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1740 UTC, churns off the east coast as it moves north

The Worst Storm in History? Hurricane Sandy looms over the East Coast, but just how bad could the 'Frankenstorm' be?

Hurricane Sandy, or Frankenstorm, or indeed Superstorm Sandy - whatever you call it - this massive storm looks set on a course to wreak spectacular havoc across the US East Coast when it makes landfall sometime this evening.

Hurricane Sandy churns towards
the eastern US

'Frankenstorm' could wreak $1bn in damage on US east coast

Federal and local authorities, along with utilities across the north-eastern United States, are gearing up for a visit from a Halloween weather monster dubbed the ‘Frankenstorm’ that could inflict $1bn worth of damage as it brings gale-force winds, heavy rain, costal flooding and possibly snow next week.

"Frankenstorm" hybrid may be created as Sandy nears East Coast

Hurricane Sandy will probably grow into a "Frankenstorm" as it nears the Northeast early next week with wind and rain that may cause millions of dollars in damage anywhere from Washington to New York and Boston.

Flood alert as Hurricane Sandy reaches Jamaica

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the south-east coast of Jamaica yesterday, posing a major flood risk to low-lying areas near the capital, Kingston.

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