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Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise

The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.
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Hurricane Sandy served as inspiration for 2 Hoboken artists

The Star-Ledger: Hurricane Sandy was the inspiration for a recent mixed-media exhibition by a pair of Hoboken artists at the Hoboken Historical Museum. For their show, "Local Motion: Mixed-Media Sculptures," artists Jennifer Place and Jodie Fink used materials ...

Shoreline Under Repair Along NASA Wallops Flight Facility

For more than one year, the Atlantic Ocean has been chewing up a zone that protects NASA's most critical launch assets on Wallops Island. Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Now, a coastal restoration project is underway to fix the damage on the coastline.

Brick Police Remove Gunpowder Damaged By Hurricane Sandy From Residence

Patch.com: Brick police recovered from gunpowder late Tuesday that had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy from a township residence. With the New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad's assistance, police then performed a "controlled detonation" to the gunpowder, ...

New resource center aids Sandy victims

By JEREMY GROSSMAN Staff Writer While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. The Affordable Housing Alliance officially opened a Housing Recovery Resource Center in Atlantic Highlands on July 16, funded by a $600,000 grant awarded by the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. read more

Critics want more details on Sandy spending

TRENTON - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) says newly released reports on the state's biggest Hurricane Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.

New resource center offers outreach to Sandy victims

By JEREMY GROSSMAN While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. The Affordable Housing Alliance officially opened a Housing Recovery Resource Center in Atlantic Highlands on July 16, funded by a $600,000 grant awarded by the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. read more

HUD official coordinated Hurricane Sandy recovery aid

Washington Post: Hurricane Sandy, the second-most costly storm in American history after Hurricane Katrina, pummeled the Northeast in October 2012, resulting in 162 fatalities, damage to 650,000 homes from flooding and high winds, the destruction of countless ...

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DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY..

De Blasio Cites Progress in Push to Fix Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

New York Times: About 20,000 homeowners in New York City have applied for money under the city-run program created to help those whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. And while it will take years for the storm-related rebuilding to be completed, ...

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES..

City agency lacked oversight with Sandy contracts: report

The city Department of Homeless Services paid $19.9 million in emergency contracts during Hurricane Sandy for services that were never provided, according to a report from Comptroller Scott Stringer's office cited by the Wall Street Journal. The ...

Department of Homeless Services improperly billed by providers after Hurricane

The Department of Homeless Services was improperly billed by several providers for emergency housing and services in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a new audit by Controller Scott Stringer found. The city agency entered into 20 contracts totaling $20 ...

Comptroller Audit: DHS Did Not Properly Oversee Contracts Given to Provide Sandy Services

A new audit from the city comptroller's office says the Department of Homeless Services did not properly oversee the contracts they were given to provide emergency services after Hurricane Sandy.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS..

City has removed more than 2400 damaged trees in Brooklyn since Hurricane

New York Daily News: A tree dies in Brooklyn. That has been the storyline since Hurricane Sandy, whose devastation is still being felt. The city has removed more than 2,400 trees from borough neighborhoods that were flooded during the destructive storm in 2012, and ...

New York City wrongly paid almost $208000 for Hurricane Sandy aid

New York Daily News: A New York City agency paid contractors hired to help Hurricane Sandy victims at least $207,978 for ineligible expenses and services that were never received, city Controller Scott Stringer charged Thursday. In one instance, the Department of Homeless ...

Live: Mayor de Blasio on Hurricane Sandy

Coming up, Mayor de Blasio holds a news conference in Brooklyn on the city's continuing efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Hizzoner holds the presser as city Controller Scott Stringer rolls out an audit which finds “The mismanagement of contracts ...

BUILD IT BACK PROGRAM..

Hurricane Sandy Build It Back Program FINALLY Building Things Back

Gothamist: At the beginning of the year, the Build It Back program designed by Mayor Bloomberg to help rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy hadn't done anything it was supposed to. Vowing to provide these neglected New Yorkers with ...

Mayor Says City is Making Great Progress in Sandy Recovery

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a house in Canarsie Thursday that's part of the Build it Back program and said the city is making great progress in Hurricane Sandy recovery.

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Hurricane Sandy helpers get lunch from Kevin Bacon

NBC40: The group has been working hard to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. "We sort of try to find people that are doing good in a grass roots kind of way," said Bacon, "You know boots on the ground try to help out whatever happens to be and we heard ...

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: The city is slowing making progress...

The city is slowing making progress with its "Build it Back" program to help homeowners recover from the 2012 Hurricane Sandy. Since announcing an initial goal of issuing 500 checks by Labor Day, the city has sent out 397 checks...

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Critics want more details on Hurricane Sandy spending in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state's biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in ...

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