Hurricane Sandy

In this handout image supplied by the US Coast Guard, The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, on October 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman who was later pronounced dead and are searching for the captain. The HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny On The Bounty and was also used in Pirates Of The Caribbean. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.  (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/ /U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Blue Island Man Rescued From Wreck Of HMS Bounty In Hurricane Sandy

The father of a Blue Island man who survived the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy said it hasn’t quite dawned on his son yet that he’s lucky to be alive.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

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.


Waves crash the break wall along Lake Shore Drive near  Fullerton. (CBS)

Sandy Whips Up Waves, Winds On Lake Michigan

Huge waves and high winds are pounding the lakefront along Chicago and Northwest Indiana on Tuesday– all from the massive superstorm that has devastated much of the East Coast.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

Many boats remain at Montrose Harbor, as the deadline approaches to remove them. (CBS)

High Wind And Waves Keep Boats In City Harbors Past Seasonal Deadline

The city says more than 400 boats are still docked at Chicago harbors, only a couple of days before the seasonal deadline to get them out.


Lake Michigan was choppy Monday in Chicago as winds picked up. (CBS)

Sandy Expected To Dampen Chicago Economy

Markets to restaurants. The financial district to Chicago’s shopping district. Experts say all could feel Sandy’s wrath, depending on just how damaging the storm proves to be.


The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

High Winds Will Shut Down Ferris Wheel, Other Attractions At Navy Pier

Navy Pier’s indoor shops, restaurants and attractions will remain open Tuesday.


High waves travel through Lake Michigan on Monday, October 29th. (CBS)

Sandy’s Winds And Rain Cause Flood Warnings, Flight And Train Cancellations

As Hurricane Sandy barrels down on the East Coast, Chicago is also feeling its effects, with flights and trains cancelled and people being urged to stay away from the lakefront due to a flood warning.


Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hurricane Sandy’s Fury Felt Here In Chicago

Hurricane Sandy is so massive that it is already making its presence felt here in Chicago, causing huge swells on Lake Michigan and disrupting flight plans for thousands of people.


Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hurricane Sandy Sends High Winds, Waves Chicago’s Way

The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m.Wednesday. Winds of up to 60 mph will drive waves to heights of between 16 feet to 22 feet along the Cook County shoreline.



Hurricane Sandy Might Affect Your Air Travel

Sunday is typically a heavy day for air travel and right now, everyone is trying to beat Hurricane Sandy.

CBS 2–10/28/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Com Ed, Local Red Cross Sending Crews East Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

Some ComEd crews and others from the Chicago area have started heading east, ahead of Hurricane Sandy, to be in place to help with recovery once the storm makes landing next week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.