In October 2012 a huge section of the northeastern seaboard from the Carolinas to southern New England was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, which had already left a trail of destruction in parts of the Caribbean. With wind speeds of 74mph and 13ft storm surges, it caused 125 deaths and $62 billion worth of damage in the USA, much of it to the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York. At the height of the storm, more than 7.5 million people lost their electricity, and in some cases it took weeks to restore. The devastation is still evident in many of these areas, which will take years to recover completely.

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King of the road: on the Civil Rights Trail through America’s south

King of the road: on the Civil Rights Trail through America’s south

Next year marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and also the launch of a new Civil Rights Trail through the USA's south. On a road …

16 Nov 2017 • Ella Buchan local_activity Special feature
Video: a brief history of the American road trip

Video: a brief history of the American road trip

We dug into the visual archives of yore to bring you a brief history of the American road trip. From the first coast-to-coast car voyage in the USA to today…

10 Nov 2017 • Colt St. George videocam Video
7 seriously spooky places in America

7 seriously spooky places in America

From urban legends passed down for centuries to real-life harrowing tales, America’s closet is filled with skeletons. These cities will put a chill down your …

24 Oct 2017 • Jess Chun insert_drive_file Article
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