The UN headquarters reopens after three days of closure due to the impact of the hurricane, in New York, the United States, Nov. 1, 2012. A senior UN official said here Thursday that the United Nations headquarters complex in New York "suffered significant damage in terms of flooding" from Hurricane Sandy, which hit the metropolitan area on Monday. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
UN headquarters reopens after three days closed because of Sandy
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Staffers returned to find UN headquarters on Thursday with the dome over the General Assembly building stripped of most of its protective covering, the Delegates Entrance security canopy destroyed and communications within a challenge.
All were victims of the wrath super storm Sandy waged on New York City.
Senior UN officials in briefings Thursday said that on Sunday the complex was ordered closed as Sandy barreled up the Atlantic Ocean along the U.S. eastern seaboard towards New York after clobbering parts of the Caribbean last week.Full story