A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan early Saturday. 102 are dead and 2,200 injured. The area is mostly rural and mountainous making reaching it by rescue crews difficult.
State news agency Xinhua is reporting that 6,000 troops are being sent to the region for assistance. Residents in villages near the epicenter are reporting that almost all low rise houses and buildings were destroyed.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the town of Kaki, in the Bushehr province of Iran, the site of Iran's first nuclear power plant. "No damage was done to Bushehr power plant," Bushehr provincial governor Fereidoun Hasanvand told state TV.
So far at least 32 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds more are reported injured and more deaths are expected as emergency crews enter the area and survey the damage.
According to Shahpour Rostami, the deputy governor of the province, the district of Shomneh suffered the most damage.
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The Senate today, passed a $9.7 billion Sandy relief bill that will now go to the President for his signature. The passage follows the House of Representatives approving the same measure, on a 354-67 vote, with all 67 no votes coming from republicans.
The senate had hoped to pass a $60 billion relief bill, but the house had failed to take up the measure, and was forced to re-start new legislation after the new year.
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The National Park Service, a unit of the Department of the Interior, has said that 69 parks are either closed or have limited access and restricted hours due to damage caused from Hurricane Sandy.
The hardest hit areas include New Jersey, New York and West Virginia and the Park Service said they have deployed recovery teams to the parks to clean and make repairs.
Hafiz Saeed, the leader of a terrorist group, and head of the Defense Of Pakistan Council, has offered help to Americans who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy saying, "We are ready to send food items, medicines and doctors to the U.S. for the people affected by the storm,... America [may] fix bounties on our heads but as followers of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), we feel it is our Islamic duty to help Americans trapped in a catastrophe."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that NYC's metro subways, LIRR and other transportation services will resume today and tomorrow in a limited manner. Busses are already operating at full service. New York's subways, trains and buses were suspended due to Superstorm Sandy, many part of the subway system remain flooded and have yet to be examined by engineers to make sure they are safe and functional.
Here's the statement from his office:
NYCT SUBWAY SERVICE:
EFFECTIVE TOMORROW MORNING PRIOR TO RUSH HOUR
Now that Hurricane Sandy has passed and so has the Nor'easter, the figures are starting to roll in. Here's a listing of totals as well as updated information from across the New York and New Jersey area. Check back for updates.
NYC will resume limited subway, LIRR and Metro North service tomorrow (10-31-2012) moring according to a statement by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
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The Sterling building in downtown Cleveland had to be evactuated after officials notices the walls buldging and showing signs of collapse.
Cleveland Police have ince said the wall buckled and the damage was a result of Hurricane Sandy. The building is 493 miles from where Hurricane Sandy made landfall emphasizing how large Sandy was.
Tenant at the building include the Cuyahoga County's emergency offices, and the Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System.
911 officials moved operations to a remote location which police described as "seamless".