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Hurricane Sandy Damage

These Coastal Neighborhoods Have Changed Dramatically Since Sandy

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm...

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 10.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

A Complex Task In Tallying Sandy's Death, Damage

AP | By GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracking the toll of a disaster like Superstorm Sandy is not like keeping score at a baseball game. Its damage to lives and pro...

How Superstorm Sandy Changed Views Of Weather Threats

Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer: NEW YORK — Superstorm Sandy provided a vivid demonstration not only of how extreme weather can affect h...

Sandy-Damaged Homes Targeted By Criminals

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Police have increased their presence in New York City neighborhoods still struggling with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The Staten I...

The Unbelievable Story Behind This Beautiful Wedding

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

New Jersey couple Samantha and Chris Reinhold were planning to get married in Aruba in November 2013. But after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their Staten...

Buyers Scouring For Homes Ravaged By Sandy

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- It sounds like the premise for a new reality TV series: "Hurricane House" – people scouring waterside communities looking to...

Report: Sandy Was Second-Costliest Hurricane In U.S. History

AP | By DAVID PORTER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane in the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation's histo...

'Support The Shore' Travel Discounts

Posted 01.23.2013 | Travel

The travel website Travelzoo is rallying behind an effort to "Support the Shore" by offering hotel discounts to Atlantic City and the New Jersey Shore...

A Roll Call of the 10 Biggest Hypocrites to Vote Against Sandy Relief

Jonathan Valania | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

Out of the 67 GOP representatives that turned their back on the people of New York and New Jersey in their darkest hour, there are (at least) 10 that deserve dishonorable mention for going above and beyond the call of duty in their pitiless pursuit of cutthroat partisanship.

Hurricane Sandy Demolished This Business

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The owner of the Mandee, Annie Sez and Afaze clothing stores cited effects from Superstorm Sandy as it sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy p...

Rebuilding Sandy-Afflicted Neighborhoods... With Healthy Food Options

Karen Karp | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home
Karen Karp

As efforts progress to rebuild New York City neighborhoods significantly broken by Hurricane Sandy, we would be wise to address a lingering problem afflicting these and other communities: access to healthy food.

Sandy and Sewage: Why We Underestimate the Costs of Climate Change

Andrew Guzman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Andrew Guzman

The sewage problem in New York and New Jersey is just one manifestation of a larger danger. Once we start to think about how climate change can undermine the basic structures we have built and upon which we rely, it becomes clear that virtually everything is at risk.

Rebuilding After Sandy: It's About Building Smart

Stephen M. Sweeney | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York
Stephen M. Sweeney

If the storm has taught us anything, it is that the New Jersey we grew up in is gone, both literally and figuratively. When we begin experiencing 100-year storms seemingly every year we must take a serious look at both our existing infrastructure and how we rebuild our state.

Student Never Misses A Day Despite Destroyed Home, Flooded School

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

After Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the East Coast, families went umpteen days without power or heat and New Jersey and New York studen...

How to Combat Hurricane Damage and Sea-Level Rise? Lessons From the Texas Gulf Coast

Kevin Shanley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kevin Shanley

Whether a hurricane in Texas or another coastal city that is vulnerable to massive storms, what's needed to prevent such massive yet oft-repeated cataclysms are policy shifts rooted in natural-system approaches that work with nature's tremendous forces.

Lynne Peeples

Sandy Cleanup Workers: Could Illness, Litigation Lie Ahead?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Greg Floyd recalled the burgeoning hazards when he first toured Sandy-damaged New York City public housing a couple days after the hurricane hit. "...

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Damage To New York Broken Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- During Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo witnessed firsthand the storm whip a surge of water into the Battery Tunnel. Now New York's g...

WATCH: Knicks' Tyson Chandler Aids Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts In New York's Rockaways

Posted 12.04.2012 | Black Voices

While much of the East Coast has recovered from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the residents of New York’s Rockaways, a land strip nestled between the Atl...

Congress Takes Hard Look At 'Reality' After Devastating Storm

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday took its first hard look at the damage from Superstorm Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additi...

What We Know About Sandy, One Month Later

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green

Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on parts of the U.S. East Coast a month ago Thursday after tearing through the Caribbean. In the weeks since, the storm...

Matt Sledge

Before Hurricane Sandy, No Advocate For New York's Utility Ratepayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched an investigation two weeks ago into utility companies' performance before and after Hurricane Sandy left millio...

Surprises in FEMA Tally of New Jersey Hits

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

In the Sandy Aftermath, Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York State took a $33 billion hit and he is asking Washington for $30 billion.

Cuomo: Sandy Caused More Damage Than Katrina

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Superstorm Sandy in some ways worse than 2005's Hurricane Katrina as he said his state would need ...

Sandy Victims Hope For Powerball Win, Pledge To Donate To Relief Efforts

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thin...