Sunday, November 4, 2012

"Sandy" kills United Nations ability to print and provide "on time" materials for members of UN's Assembly. - UN says "member states should take decisions without supporting documents for awhile"

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UN suffers 'unprecedented damage' from Sandy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The headquarters of the United Nations overlooking New York's East River suffered "unprecedented damage" from Superstorm Sandy, the U.N. management chief said Thursday.

Yukio Takasu told the General Assembly at the end of its first session following the killer storm that the most serious damage was from flooding, which affected many basement offices and the cooling system in the main Secretariat building.

The water that rushed across a major highway along the river also caused a small fire in a circuit breaker in an electrical panel in the basement, he said. It was put out almost immediately by the water that continued to rise early Tuesday morning.

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