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Federal Flood Maps Left New York Unprepared For Sandy -- And FEMA Knew It

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Al Shaw, Theodoric Meyer and Christie Thompson report: This story was co-published with WNYC Radio. When Patrice and Philip Morgan ...

35,000 Buildings Are Added To Flood Zone Map

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to...

Should Flood Survivors of Hurricane Sandy Relocate?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Fifty-five percent of the nation's population lives in counties protected by levees. The time has come to admit that one-size-fits-all flood protection will not adequately protect the regions with the most people, property and infrastructure.

Hurricane Sandy Horror Stories

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

On Oct. 29, 2012, skies darkened as Hurricane Sandy pushed against the vulnerable East Coast, bringing powerful winds and a record storm surge to New ...

Joy Resmovits

Do Power Outages Have To Last This Long?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, it flooded electrical substations and knocked down trees, shutting off power for 8.2 millions ...

Matt Sledge

Sandy Blackouts Worsened By Utilities Lacking 'Boots On The Ground'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Two days after Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast, electrical utility companies warned hundreds of thousands of customers from Long I...

John Rudolf

Floodwaters Recede In New Jersey, But New Problems Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 11.01.2012 | Green

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- On a narrow street coated with mud and strewn with debris, Pat Shields stood at a makeshift barrier of scrap metal and plywood, ta...

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Ravages The East Coast

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast on Monday, leaving towns and cities flooded and millions without power. "Make no mistake about it, this is ...

N.J. Mayor Challenges Christie To 'Mano-A-Mano' Confrontation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford deflected accusations from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday morning, vehemently denying charges that he ...

PHOTO: MDFR Saves Crandon Beach

Posted 12.29.2012 | Miami

Who rescues lifeguard stands? Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, of course. Though not human -- and definitely not kittens in trees -- several lifeguard stan...

Tom Zeller Jr.

In Hurricane Sandy's Fury, The Fingerprint Of Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

Last month, Mike Tidwell, director of Maryland's Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the author of the 2006 book The Ravaging Tide -- which detailed...

John Rudolf

Atlantic City Flooded, Police and Fire Struggle To Evacuate Residents

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

As Hurricane Sandy battered coastal New Jersey on Monday morning, Atlantic City felt some of its worst effects, with floodwaters surging through the s...