Despite the advantages of Federal government largesse of unlimited funding and manpower and an enormous bureaucracy, there remains a fundamental question of whether any amount of money, training or preparation can defend against or anticipate a lone-wolf, homegrown kind of attack.
Have you ever turned on the light in a dark basement and shuddered as cockroaches scurried away? I get that same sense of revulsion whenever I hear about unscrupulous swindlers taking advantage of the victims of natural and manmade disasters.
Once your physical safety has been assured, you'll inevitably need to access important financial and legal records. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes.
A killer lobster roll, to die for mac and cheese, and dream-worthy oysters are just a few of the reasons why Bongo is one of my favorite restaurants. About two weeks after Sandy, Bongo was up and running, thanks to hard work, determination and love.
The confluence of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy and the agreements at Cancun and Doha by richer nations to help pay for adaptation and mitigation as well as assist the victims of climate change has brought to the U.S. and the world the centrality of the question.
Many homeowners were strained by mortgages that were underwater prior to the storm, and their properties have now depreciated to the point of having no market value at all. They have no choice but to try to rebuild, but how can they take on more debt?