Thursday, January 31, 2013
A group of students from Hunting Ridge reached out to the Special Education School District 75 in New York City and then sent 50 blankets to the district.
Thursday, January 31
A group of students from Hunting Ridge Elementary School in Palatine joined forces to make and then send blankets to a school district affected by Hurricane Sandy. The following press release provided by District 15/Hunting Ridge Elementary School details their efforts: ------------------------------- In a time when children are feeling scared and unsure and we must push forward with our lives, there are still miracles happening all around us. One such miracle started when a group of Hunting Ridge School students decided they needed to make a difference. Some of them had overheard their parents and teachers talking about Hurricane Sandy and the devastating effects it had on family, friends, and children. In turn, they approached their …
Monday, November 5, 2012
New Age Transportation plans to send a truckload of goods to New Jersey on Wednesday.
A Lake Zurich company, New Age Transportation, is donating transportation and a facility for organizing a major food and goods drive for victims of hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. Mayor Suzanne Branding and the village are helping to publicize the drive in an effort to fill a truckload of goods by Wednesday. “Last night the Mayor of Hoboken, NJ was on CNN begging for water and food to be sent to the high school where so many people are staying. Hard to imagine this is happening 1,200 miles from here. They need everything you can imagine,” New Age Transportation owner Carolyn Gable told her employees in an email. “I was talking to my children this morning and said 'try to imagine no home, no New Age, no school, no food, no water and the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
As a number of East Coast states attempt to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy ripped through their towns, the death toll has been identified at 92 people.
As superstorm Hurricane Sandy ripped through a number of East Coast towns across several states, the death toll late Thursday was identified at 92 people, according to CNN. There are shortages of fuel and of food, CNN reports, in addition to 3.3 million customers without power across 15 states and in Washington D.C. Among the many tragic victim stories; one woman's body was washed up on shore in Long Island, NY, and two boys were ripped from their mother's arms as she tried to get to higher ground Thursday, NBC news reports. Check out video of devastation from Ocean City Patch in Ocean City, New Jersey, as well as a photo gallery of damage there the first day after the storm. Do you have family and friends who were in Sandy's wake or …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hurricane Sandy left eroded beaches, flooded streets and damaged structures.
Two days after a massive coastal storm caused record flooding in Ocean City, a tour of the island by helicopter shows the extent of the damage. All Ocean City beaches from Corson's Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet appear to have suffered extensive erosion — with dune systems completely wiped out at the north and south ends. Sand-covered streets show the reach of the ocean during the storm — the ocean met the bay throughout much of the southern end of the island. The Ocean City Boardwalk and island homes and businesses appear to have escaped devastating damage, but they were not completely spared. From smashed windows at the end of the Ocean City Music Pier to missing Boardwalk ramps to damaged beachfront homes, the storm did leave …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting gale watch on Lake Michigan. Winds up to 60 mph and waves up to 22 feet are forecast.
As residents on the East Coast prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the National Weather Service is warning of high waves and winds on Lake Michigan as well. The service has issued a gale watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday. The watch will be in effect for a stretch of the lake that starts in Sheboygan, WI, goes through Illinois and Indiana, and ends up at South Haven, MI. The affected area will be from 5 nautical miles from the shoreline to about the middle of the lake, the weather service said. Winds up to 60 mph are expected along the lakeshore from late Monday through Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. This will cause waves up to 22 feet along the Cook County shoreline. A lakeshore flood watch …