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Superstorm Sandy

For Many Homeowners Sandy Recovery Has Yet To Begin, But To The Build It Back Program It's All But Complete, And That's Wrong.

Thomas Corley | Posted 08.10.2016 | New York
Thomas Corley

The Housing Recovery Office is moving aggressively toward Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of program completion by the end of 2016. The following deadlines, forced upon Sandy victims who have been waiting nearly four years for assistance, will be strictly enforced.

Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of man-made risk and man-stoked fires.

Healing Hands Bring Compassionate Care Home As Snow Falls and Waters Rise

Susan Northover | Posted 03.09.2016 | New York
Susan Northover

That's why a team of nurses from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York--some of whom were not even scheduled to work that day--traipsed on foot across the Bronx in fast-falling snow to knock on doors and deliver compassionate care to those who needed it but could not leave their homes.

Marking the 3rd Anniversary of Sandy: Rebuilding a Resilient Home

Erik Rancatore | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Erik Rancatore

Diane's home, her community, were ripped apart with the winds and rains of the unforgiving storm. The pain of Sandy was multiplied when a fire raged through Breezy Point, in which 130 homes were burned to the ground.

America's Zero Emissions Imperative

Tom Weis | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.

Jersey Shore Staple Takes Final Bow

Alicia Cook | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business
Alicia Cook

It was the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and I was driving to the beach. As I neared the bridge, my eyes unconsciously ticked down to the time. As I closed in on my destination, I always checked the clock because the bridge opened every half hour for boats to pass and no one ever wanted to "catch" the bridge.

After Superstorm Sandy, a Community Cries Out for Its Hospital

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Laurie Nadel

Building a new hospital in Long Beach -- as FEMA intended when it allocated $154 million for that purpose -- will lead the country as a venue for new modalities of care for survivors of catastrophes.

You Are the Architect of Your Life

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

I used to believe you were born an optimist or a pessimist, but I don't anymore. I believe you can manifest your own destiny in many ways.

Bhopal Anniversary: Redefining "Natural"

The Yes Men | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
The Yes Men

Emissions of a toxic sort, the quick-acting kind like at Bhopal, or the slow-acting kind the whole world is starting to reel from today: to stop them isn't a technical issue. It's a matter of redefining what we want natural to really mean.

Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It's About Resiliency

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

While disaster relief efforts are extremely important, we should see more beyond-the-grid solar home systems and lanterns as part of disaster preparedness and resilience-building efforts, rather than simply as a reaction to disasters.

Red Cross Slams Report Claiming Group Failed Sandy Victims As 'Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The American Red Cross is fighting back against allegations claiming it failed to provide adequate assistance and mishandled funds in the wake of Supe...

Kate Sheppard

2 Years After Sandy, U.S. Disaster Policy Is Still A Disaster | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States, killing more than 70 people, causing $60 billion in damage ...

Anonymous Donor Gives Home To Sandy Victim Who Lived In Motel For 2 Years

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact

Russelle Patterson's life was turned upside down two years ago. The New Jersey woman's home in Egg Harbor Township was severely damaged when Super...

The Impact of Hurricane Sandy On Mental Health: What More We Could Have Done

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Science has a long-standing black eye for what is called the "science to practice" gap: the extraordinary time delays in closing the gap between what we know and what we do. There is a still a prominent gap to be closed for disaster mental health care.

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...

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Hey, New York! People Are Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Two years after Sandy, few people in Manhattan are thinking about Sandy. If they are, it is like a bad dream, easily shaken off. But the nightmare continues for many in Staten Island, as I saw for myself on a recent rainy morning.

So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

Edward Wytkind | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

When Wall Street bankers are stuck in Weehawken for hours on their way to work because the tunnels are shut down, they're going to wish there had been some good old-fashioned "liberal" spending programs.

Climate Change, Superstorms And The Subway: Is New York City Prepared?

Maya Albanese | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

There is perhaps no more illustrative example of the vulnerability of low-lying subway stations in the city than the story of South Ferry. Sandy poured 15 million gallons of salt water into the station, destroying its entire power system.

Protect Your Pets Before Disaster Strikes

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Like most humans, animals don't respond well to chaos. With hurricane season not ending until November, it's critical for pet owners to be the true "first responders" -- knowing just what to do when their beloved companions need them most.

Kate Sheppard

Report Warns That Superstorm Sandy Was Not 'The Big One' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked major havoc on the United States, causing 117 deaths and leaving $62 billion worth of damage i...

#WhyICare: Sandy Survivors Demand Action On Climate Change

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Zakee Kuduro

Nearly 2 years out from Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive and deadly storm to hit New York City, communities across the five boroughs are still recovering. And in the back of everyone's minds, people are wondering "Could a tragedy like Hurricane Sandy happen again?"

Ten Years Schooled in Disasters: Philanthropy Emerges Top of the Class

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

The good news is that disaster philanthropy has evolved over the past ten years. We have implemented many of the lessons that we learned from these disasters. Here are ten lessons, philosophies, and innovations that came out of the philanthropic sector.

Family Devastated By Sandy Wins $20 Million Lottery

Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Good News

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot t...

From Crisis to Chronic

Gary Laermer | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Gary Laermer

In fundraising, momentum is key. Maintaining awareness -- and, hopefully, support -- of a particular cause is the great challenge that faces any nonprofit organization. Hurricane Sandy is a useful and relatively recent case study.