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A Year Later, Hurricane Sandy's Effects Still Linger In New Jersey

Huffington Post: To be sure, remarkable progress has been made in recovering from one of the worst storms ever to hit New Jersey and the second-costliest in the nation's history at $65 billion, trailing only Hurricane Katrina's $125 billion cost. Tens of millions of ...
Broken Pledges and Bottlenecks Hurt Mayor Bloomberg's Build It Back Effort

- 1 week ago @ nytimes.com: The night Hurricane Sandy struck, Jayme and John Galimi swam out the front door of their home in Broad Channel, Queens, into the rising waters of Jamaica Bay with their five children, the youngest clinging to his father's back. Almost two years later, ...

Two years later, Sandy recovery ongoing in Downe Township

- 1 week ago @ nbc40.net: Just as they were getting back on track after Hurricane Sandy, a frigid winter suffocated many crabs beneath the ice. "During the polar vortex we're seeing that we froze first and we froze longer and we're feeling those effects," said Waterman. But it ...

New York gets $108 million in federal funds for Sandy rebuilding in Coney Island

- 1 week ago @ nydailynews.com: The federal government has awarded $108 million to Coney Island Houses in Brooklyn for resiliency efforts to combat future storms like Hurricane Sandy, officials announced on Friday. It's the single largest investment in the sea-side development in ...

Hurricane Sandy in art, reception Thursday in Morrstown

- 5 days ago @ newjerseyhills.com: Eger notes that, in the wake of thousands of trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, wood turnerBruce Perlmutter “literally turned these fallen souls into elegant vases, bowls and plates on his lathe. His woodturnings transform dead wood into functional art.

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Climate Change Fears Be Damned: Hurricane Fears Can’t Dampen the Ocean’s Allure

When Angela Sbano and her husband decided to sell their Queen Anne home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, this past spring to move to a large beachfront home in Sea Gate, they encountered a range of reactions. Naysayers questioned why they would ever want to live by the sea, considering the viciousness inflicted on so many coastline communities in the area by Hurricane Sandy, whose two-year anniversary ...

Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing: #Strong After Sandy--The Science Supporting the Department of the ...

Department of the Interior scientists are generating and sharing critical information to aid the recovery of the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, helping to protect our valuable coastal resources and to make communities more resilient against future extreme storms Contact Information: Hannah Hamilton ( Phone: 703-648-4356 (work) 703-314-1601 (cell) ); Department of the Interior ...

Climate Change Fears Be Damned: Hurricane Fears Can't Dampen the Ocean's

New York Observer: Naysayers questioned why they would ever want to live by the sea, considering the viciousness inflicted on so many coastline communities in the area by Hurricane Sandy, whose two-year anniversary is coming up in October. The comments they've heard ...

Subway damaged by Hurricane Sandy reopens

Hawaii News Now: Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the subway tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan has reopened. (Source: CNN). (CNN) - Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy, officials reopen a damaged subway tunnel. The Montague tube, which runs between ...

4 Schools Still Without Fire Alarms After Hurricane Sandy Damage

DNAinfo: ROCKAWAY BEACH — Four public schools are still without a working fire alarm nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy damaged their buildings — and city officials blame the federal government's red tape for the delays. The fixes, along with the ...

R train tunnel to reopen after year-long closure

Brooklynites will get relief starting Monday when the R-train tunnel to lower Manhattan opens after a 13-month shutdown, the longest any MTA tube has ever been closed, officials said. The...

R train tunnel reopens after year-long closure

Brooklynites got relief Monday when the R-train tunnel to lower Manhattan opened after a 13-month shutdown, the longest any MTA tube has ever been closed, officials said. The first R...

Jennifer Connelly's loft stuck in Hurricane Sandy damage dispute

Page Six: “Noah” actress Jennifer Connelly's Manhattan loft was nearly washed away by Hurricane Sandy's biblical rains — and her insurer is now suing the company who previously worked on her roof. The massive leak in the actress's tony Tribeca pad after the ...

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Fema asks aid recipients to return $5.8m of hurricane Sandy funds

The Guardian: After superstorm Sandy hit the east coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4bn in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. The Federal Emergency ...

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

NEW YORK (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims.

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Hurricane Sandy Victims and FEMA Funds

KCBA: NEW YORK- It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, with thousands of residents losing everything they had. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, sent plenty of disaster relief help, including volunteers and ...

FEMA Is Trying To Get Back $5.8M in Hurricane Sandy Aid Money

VICE News: The US disaster response agency is now asking Hurricane Sandy victims to return millions that it accidentally handed out following the devastating storm, which in the fall of 2012 affected the entire eastern seaboard of the US, from Florida to Maine ...

Oklahoma man indicted on charges of bilking Hurricane Sandy victims of $38K

The Star-Ledger: FREEHOLD — A man accused of bilking Hurricane Sandy victims of $38,000 when he failed to lift their home was indicted by a grand jury, authorities announced. Raymond H. DeSylva, a 57-year-old Oklahoma man, is now charged with two counts: with ...

Hurricane Sandy victims win lottery | The Navigator Online

Danielle Haynes FORKED RIVER, N.J., July 26 (UPI) — Seventeen members of the Endreson family won $20.1 million in the lottery nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy claimed some of their homes. Continue reading at ...

City waives building fees for Hurricane Sandy victims trying

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city will allow the Department of Buildings to waive building fees for New York residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy who are rebuilding or repairing their homes through the Build It Back ...

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FEMA demands Hurricane Sandy aid recipients to return $4.9M in taxpayer dollars

New York Daily News: Hundreds of households that received federal aid after Hurricane Sandy are feeling new blowback from FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent about 560 “notice of debt” letters to aid recipients demanding the return of some $4.9 ...

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New York gets $108 million in federal funds for Sandy rebuilding in Coney Island

The federal government has awarded $108 million to Coney Island Houses in Brooklyn for resiliency efforts to combat future storms like Hurricane Sandy, officials announced on Friday. It's the single largest investment in the sea-side development in ...

FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Sandy Aid Repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.

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McFadden spins many plates in Hurricane Sandy relief effort

FederalNewsRadio.com: For her work in leading the massive interagency effort to help the hurricane- ravaged communities, the Partnership for Public Service recently named McFadden as one of the finalists for the 2014 Management Excellence Medal. The award honors federal ...

Jennifer Connelly’s loft stuck in Hurricane Sandy damage dispute

“Noah” actress Jennifer Connelly’s Manhattan loft was nearly washed away by Hurricane Sandy’s biblical rains — and her insurer is now suing the company who previously worked on her roof....

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De Blasio Takes Another Dig at Bloomberg's Sandy Recovery Efforts

New York Observer: On the heels of a lengthy New York Times story detailing the stumbles of the Bloomberg administration's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today his predecessor did not have a “good formula” for how to help people after the ...

Broken Pledges and Bottlenecks Hurt Mayor Bloomberg's Build It Back Effort

New York Times: The night Hurricane Sandy struck, Jayme and John Galimi swam out the front door of their home in Broad Channel, Queens, into the rising waters of Jamaica Bay with their five children, the youngest clinging to his father's back. Almost two years later, ...

Summit and Berkeley Heights residents help build playground in honor of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Hurricane Sandy ravaged Rockaway Beach in Rockaway, New York was the recipient of a new playground this summer in honor of Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old boy who tragically lost his life at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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