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FEMA wasted $3M on Hurricane Sandy N.J. field office, audit says

NJ.com: WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency spent as much as $3 million unnecessarily as it set up a New Jersey field office to coordinate its response to Hurricane Sandy, the agency's watchdog said in a report released Monday.
Nearly $40 Million in Sandy Aid May Be Fraud, Waste

- 8 months earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A GAO report says $39 million may have been wasted, but also says the level of questionable payments is far lower than after Katrina and Rita.

Housing focus of next Sandy aid for New Jersey - NBC40.net

- 8 months earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances thousands of affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families will be the focus of how New Jersey spends its next round of Hurricane Sandy relief money.

Family left homeless by Hurricane Sandy gets apartment for Christmas

- 8 months earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A family who spent the last two years in hotel rooms and on the streets is celebrating Christmas in a home of their own this year.

Couple who lost their home in Hurricane Sandy win the lottery: 'You have to keep the faith'

- 4 months earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A New York couple devastated by Hurricane Sandy have had a dramatic change in circumstances after winning the lottery.

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Homeowners who got Hurricane Sandy repair funds may have to repay 'Build It

Daily Mail: But owners of Sandy-damaged homes may now have to repay the money they received from New York City's program to help them rebuild their lives. A recent decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency allowed storm victims to reopen flood ...

Give it back? Homeowners who got Hurricane Sandy repair funds may have to

New York Daily News: Sandy-ravaged homeowners who got “Build It Back” funds for repairs might have to repay the money because of Draconian HUD rules — even though federal bungling is what drove many to the program in the first place. As many as 3,000 homeowners ...

EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden tears down Hurricane Sandy-themed treehouse

New York Daily News: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has torn down a popular Hurricane Sandy-themed treehouse attraction — without warning or explanation to the artist they hired to build it. Roderick Romero has built elaborate treehouses for Val Kilmer in New Mexico, Sting ...

Rebuilding After Sandy: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

WNYC: Deborah Gans, an architect and professor at the Pratt Institute, spent four years working in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and is now involved in community rebuilding projects in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. In an interview with WNYC's Jami Floyd ...

Hurricane Katrina in The New Yorker -

The New Yorker: A brick column is all that remains of a house on Choctaw Street, in the Lower Ninth Ward. Credit Photograph by Alec Soth / Magnum for The New Yorker. Ten years ago tomorrow, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. In the ...

Using Geo Data To Protect Vintage Cars From The Next Hurricane Sandy

Forbes: When Hurricane Sandy began moving north toward New Jersey and New York in October of 2012, some American Modern Insurance Group policyholders in the path of the storm began taking steps to protect their collector cars. ”Some of our customers either ...

Maspeth's Knockdown Center to premiere opera about Hurricane Sandy victims

Photo courtesy of Anna Groth Shive Nearly three years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of south Queens, music collective thingNY will be using a unique art form to explore the reactions of individuals affected by the superstorm. The opera “This ...

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Katrina survivors offer hope to victims of Hurricane Sandy

New York Daily News: Hurricane Katrina survivors offer measured optimism for New Yorkers still dealing with Hurricane Sandy headaches three years after the storm hit our city: There is light at the end of the tunnel. “Looking at New Orleans, you can see a road map,” said ...

Hurricane Sandy: Couple Wins Lottery Three Years After Losing Everything In Superstorm

Three years after losing their homes in Hurricane Sandy, a couple has won the lottery. Maryann Daino and Dennis Klaus won $255,555 in Connecticut’s 5 Card Cash lottery in October, 2014. However, they did not claim their winnings until last week. Between October 22 and November 5, 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $68 billion Hurricane Sandy: Couple Wins Lottery Three Years After Losing ...

AFTER HURRICANE SANDY..

Hurricane Danny & Hurricane Sandy? The Matching Names Of The Tropical Storms

Bustle: After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, it seems like no coincidence that the National Hurricane Center named the latest storm working its way through the Atlantic Ocean "Hurricane Danny." Someone on the name-choosing committee must be a huge Grease fan.

Cuba fights public anger with reform in country's tense east

Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy trashed Cuba's second-largest city, 35-year-old Melba Martinez is still out of work and struggling to feed two children on her state ration book and a daily hustle ...

TO HURRICANE SANDY..

How Stevens' SURE HOUSE Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Popular Science: In October of 2012 Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the northeast coast of the United States. In New Jersey alone there was an estimated 29.4 billion dollars in damages, with 346,000 homes affected and almost 2.5 million people left without power.

Rowan study reveals how exposure to Hurricane Sandy impacts mental health

News-Medical.net: Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine presented findings at the "2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice," showing that strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of ...

New study links global warming to Hurricane Sandy and other

Escalators to the South Ferry Whitehall St. subway station in the financial district of Manhattan are shown flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy . A new study finds that without human-caused global warming, the New ...

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Irene - 4 Years Ago

News 12 New Jersey: Hurricane Irene roared ashore and hit New Jersey on August 28, 2011. The storm left severe damage and flooding in its wake all over the tri-state area. The storm also served as a difficult precursor to Hurricane Sandy, which would wreak havoc on the ...

New Jersey's local utilities to receive $1.9 billion toward Hurricane Sandy

The loan program has been especially significant for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), which suffered devastating damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The superstorm plowed through the sewage power plant with a 12-foot tidal surge, ...

New Jersey Transit receives recovery funds for Hurricane Sandy damage

On Aug. 21, 2015, the Christie administration announced that the New Jersey Transit will receive $71,419,023 in Sandy recovery funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with the funds being used to continue the repair and resiliency projects ...

Bon Jovi, charities open hunger center at New Jersey shore

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger center in a section of the New Jersey shore devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

Housing focus of next Sandy aid for New Jersey - NBC40.net

Restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances thousands of affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families will be the focus of how New Jersey spends its next round of Hurricane Sandy relief money.

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Hurricane Sandy's Red Tape Makes a Veteran Say, 'I'd Rather Go Back to Falluja'

New York Times: The anemic numbers are the latest testament to the bureaucratic morass that has gripped so many of Hurricane Sandy's victims. Some have been suspicious of FEMA's letter, which seemed to suggest that a new review of their claims could function like an ...

Couple who lost their home in Hurricane Sandy win the lottery: 'You have to keep the faith'

A New York couple devastated by Hurricane Sandy have had a dramatic change in circumstances after winning the lottery.

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