Hurricane Sandy

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some good news yesterday...

    Statue of Liberty lit up for first time after storm

    We cannot visit the Statue of Liberty in the aftermath of Sandy, but New Yorkers can once again gaze upon her shining beacon as the beloved American icon shines brightly after sunset in New York Harbor last night.

    The storm knocked out power on Liberty Island, so Lady Liberty has been enveloped in nighttime darkness for almost two weeks. Yesterday however, Lady Liberty was re-lit by a temporary, generator-powered system donated to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks...
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    On Friday, Honda donated 100 Honda EU2000 portable generators to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to power warming and comfort stations at fire departments in storm-hit and heavily damaged areas of Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

    New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo:
    The Honda EU2000 portable generators are light-weight generators that produce 2,000 maximum watts of clean power. The units weigh 47 lbs. each and have a run time of 9.6 hours at a 1/4 load and a 1.1 gallon fuel tank.

    Earlier this month, Honda pledged $500,000 to the Red Cross "Hurricanes of 2012 and Other Related Storms" fund, for use during humanitarian relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms. A special company fund will match Honda's corporate associates' personal contributions to the Red Cross on a dollar-for-dollar basis at various Honda companies.

    The company also established special online channels to facilitate donations from Honda and Acura automobile dealers, Honda motorcycle, power equipment and marine dealers, customers, suppliers and others interested in supporting the Hurricane Sandy relief effort through the Red Cross.
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    NY City Gas rationing order lifted effective tomorrow, Saturday, November 24th, at 6:00 AM

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg lifted the emergency order establishing an odd-even license plate system for gasoline and diesel purchases, effective Saturday, November 24th, at 6:00 AM. Mayor Bloomberg established the odd-even license plate system on Friday, November 9th, and the system helped reduce wait times at gas stations and helped stabilize fuel purchases throughout the five boroughs while the regional fuel supply chain recovered from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

    Last Sunday, the Mayor extended the odd-even system to keep gas lines manageable during some of the heaviest travel days of the year. Currently, more than 85 percent of gas stations in the city are operational and Hurricane Sandy caused significant flooding and damage to petroleum infrastructure throughout the tri-state area, forcing terminals and distribution networks in the region to close. The City established the odd-even license plate system for gasoline and diesel purchases to ease disruptions for drivers fueling their vehicles, and wait times and lines noticeably improved after the system went into effect.

    Following Hurricane Sandy, the City worked with the Coast Guard and the Port Authority to open up ports as quickly as possible and unlocked more than 64,000 barrels of gasoline to increase the available supply. At the City’s urging, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also issued a temporary blanket waiver of the Jones Act to immediately allow additional oil tankers from the Gulf of Mexico to enter northeastern ports.


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