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Storm Preparation

Can We Minimize Heartbreak From Deadly Storms?

Dr. Kevin Simmons | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Dr. Kevin Simmons

I have an odd research agenda for an economist: for the last 15 years I have studied the societal impacts and economic dimensions of natural hazards. ...

You Say Blizzhawd, I Say Blizzard

Wendy Francis | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Wendy Francis

My husband and I approach snowstorms differently. It's not that we divide and conquer in the traditional ways you might expect, where he handles the outdoor work and I stock the pantry. Economically speaking, my approach is laissez-faire, while his is more, well, active intervention.

Rebuilding Our City With Private Investment

Tom Allon | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

The recent superstorm, Sandy, has devastated large parts of our city and while we must continue to help those neighborhoods still in need, we also must begin to figure out how we move forward to avoid this large-scale suffering again.

Power Outage Prep... Beyond the Obvious

Marjory Abrams | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Marjory Abrams

To help you prepare the next time the power goes out, here are some beyond-the-obvious tips, gathered from my wide network of friends, coworkers and expert contributors.

Preparing for Future Disasters in the Wake of Sandy

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 01.14.2013 | DC
Vicki Arroyo

Hurricane Sandy is a tragic reminder of the threat of climate change, and it has forced the issue back on our national agenda in a way that no debate question could.

Weathering Sandy Without the Kids

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

My children are all right. I can exhale. Hurricane Sandy was the first natural disaster my husband and I sweated out sans kids. Schools were closed throughout our area for a week, but in our home, there was no celebration of the unexpected bonus vacation.

20 Tips To Prepare Your Family For Hurricane Sandy

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Kathy Carter Woods

Some of these tips saved time and money. Others saved my sanity. So after you've gathered the canned foods, batteries and water, consider these.

Joy Resmovits

Mayor Gray: D.C. 'Ready For Virtually Any Eventuality' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Washington, D.C., is bracing as Hurricane Irene reaches the nation's capital. Mayor Vincent Gray told reporters on a 9:15 p.m. conference call tha...