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Superstorm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy and the Human Cost of Utility Deregulation

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy offers us an opportunity to start fixing the country's utility crisis. This will only happen, however, if Americans demands accountability from the large companies that too often are putting their own profits before the public good.

Hurricane Sandy and Global Warnings

Ian Roulstone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Ian Roulstone

There are many heroes in the story of Hurricane Sandy, but we arguably owe the greatest debt of gratitude to mathematicians who wrangle massive amounts of data to improve the accuracy of our weather predictions.

A Proposal for Insuring Public Facilities and Infrastructure Against Disaster Losses

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

When Sandy made landfall last year, it took Congress three full months to vote $50 billion in disaster relief. Should another disaster hit the country in the near future, it is highly uncertain in today's political climate how much funding will be provided to the stricken areas and how long it will take for Congress to reach an agreement.

One Year After Sandy, a Moment to Look Back and Face the Future

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Let's recognize the coming year as an opportunity to begin a new, proactive approach to climate change and extreme weather so we can be better prepared for the next Sandy. And let's look forward to this time next year and see that we have made a difference.

One Year Later, Hurricane Sandy From Those Who Fixed It

David Foster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
David Foster

The Greatest Generation built America's modern infrastructure, but Americans now have a choice to make. Will we be caretakers of the hard work of past generations who built our transportation, communications, water and energy transmission systems? Or will we squander it?

You Can Never Have Too Many Flashlights: (And Other Life Lessons from Hurricane Sandy)

Laurie Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Laurie Nadel

While the media will celebrate the feel-good stories of the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, it does not mean that the healing process if over. Healing after Hurricane Katrina is a process that is still going on six years later.

Hurricane Sandy In Pound Ridge, N.Y.: A Look Back One Year Later

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 12.29.2013 | New York
Bonni Brodnick

One year ago today -- October 29, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy began its blustery tour through Pound Ridge, New York and its sweeping devastation of the ea...

The Importance of Remembering Superstorm Sandy

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put it well: "Anyone who says that there's not a dramatic change in weather patterns I think is denying reality," Cuomo said. "We have a 100-year flood every two years now."

Sandy Came...

Camila Gibran | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Camila Gibran

Sandy came, and before she arrived, it was all about Me. Me in my house. Me in my day job. Me, my aspirations and my battles with my lessons. Me, not doing what Me like to be doing. Me and my senseless emotional life. There were so many Me's, I forgot I was only one.

Sandy's First Anniversary: Rebuild by Design

Vicki Cobb | Posted 12.29.2013 | New York
Vicki Cobb

The Cunsolos lost everything. But out of it Thomas Cunsolo became the founder of the Staten Island Alliance, a grassroots organization that is championing the wishes of the residents as, a year later, plans are starting to be revealed for the reconstruction of the damage wreaked by Sandy along the East Coast.

Obama Pays Tribute To Hurricane Sandy Victims

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Americans who died during Superstorm Sandy when it made landfall one...

Red Cross, Other Major Charities To Amp Up Superstorm Sandy Aid

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Four charities that raised money for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts have agreed to either accelerate spending or kick i...

Sandy Survivors To Light Up Shore

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy pay their respects...

Sandy, the Never-Ending Storm, One Year Later

Tom Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Tom Davis

This, the Jersey Shore, is the home of commuters, the working stiffs, the souls whose families moved from the north back in the 1950s and 60s, paying on the cheap to live in a Beach Haven West bungalow with no winter insulation or flood insurance to worry, or care about.

Hurricane Sandy's Impact, By The Numbers

Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy barreled into the Eastern Seaboard, leaving parts of New York and New Jersey in ruin. A year later, recovery efforts ar...

Sandy Anniversary Video: Exclusive Scenes From New Tribeca Film Institute/Rockefeller Funded Documentary

Farihah Zaman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Farihah Zaman

When Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Jersey Shore one year ago today, the scenes of devastation hearkened back to the '62 storm, but this time firsthand images were immediate and prolific.

Lila Shapiro

Sandy Victim On Bittersweet Homecoming: 'I'm One Of The Lucky Ones'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

A year after Superstorm Sandy destroyed Pedro Correa’s neighborhood on the southeastern shore of Staten Island, he visited what used to be his home....

One Year Later -- Superstorm Sandy: Climate Chaos, Kids, and Schools

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green
Claire L. Barnett

Obviously, with the current focus on student testing and teacher evaluations, academic performance in schools is a priority. But how can we ask our children to learn, and our teachers to teach, in sick schools?

GOP Senators Who Opposed Sandy Relief Aid Fundraise Around One-Year Anniversary Of Storm

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) may have opposed Hurricane Sandy recovery funding, but that reportedly di...

Unhappy Anniversary

Michael Brune | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

A year has passed since Sandy, the second-costliest storm in U.S. history, slammed into the Eastern Seaboard, causing $65 billion in damage. On the day of this unhappy anniversary, though, we can't really say the disaster is behind us.

Talking to Kids About the Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Here's my advice to help parents deal with young children during the one-year anniversary of the storm.

Why Do We Give Hurricanes Names?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.28.2013 | New York
Marta Ibarrondo

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Catherine Pearson

'The Storm Was A Big Parenting Moment For Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

As Superstorm Sandy lashed New York City with high winds and pounding rain, Jo-An Tremblay-Shepherd found herself in the dark, on a slippery stairway,...

Interactive Photos Show How Far We've Come, How Far We Have To Go

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of when Hurricane Sandy's storm surge slammed New York City's coastline, destroying homes, plunging much of the...

Sandy's Lessons

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

About a year ago, many people in the Northeast were busy checking the Weather Channel's web site and trying to guess the likely path of Hurricane Sandy. This week, many of us are looking back trying to assess the experience of the past year and analyzing what went right and what went wrong.