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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 ...
Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

- 1 week ago @ njspotlight.com: “What we saw in reports that came out after Sandy was the overwhelming majority of people in the impact zone of this storm had no idea what was actually coming at them,” said Kathryn Miles, the author of Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, ...

“Message Me: HOPE” to Unveil Photographs from Teenagers Affected by

- 1 week ago @ ahherald.com: ... Shore, The Collective Art Tank today announced it will partner with Riverview Medical Center to host “Message Me: HOPE,” a photography exhibit that will feature the work of 10 teenagers, ages 13 to 17 years, who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

New merchants association formed to help businesses still recovering from

- 1 week ago @ silive.com: ... N.Y. -- Merchants along Midland Avenue -- many still recovering from Hurricane Sandy more that two years after the storm devastated the area -- will finally get some relief to revitalize their business district with the formation of a new merchants ...

Bon Jovi sponsors eatery in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Jersey shore town

- 1 week ago @ trentonian.com: Bon Jovi sponsors eatery in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Jersey shore town. By Wayne Parry, The Associated Press. Posted: 02/24/15, 1:42 PM EST |. # Comments. UNION BEACH >> Rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a community ...

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Pallone says FEMA should notify Hurricane Sandy victims of fraud allegations

NJ.com: WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency should tell Hurricane Sandy victims of ongoing allegations of fraud and make sure they get they get the information they need to challenge any rejected claims, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. said ...

FEMA settles first wave of NY, NJ Sandy insurance litigation

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal disaster relief officials have settled with a first swath of Hurricane Sandy victims who were denied insurance claims or underpaid for property damage caused by the historic 2012 storm, attorneys said on Tuesday. New York and New Jersey residents have launched about 1,500 court cases over Sandy flood claims, accusing private insurance companies ...

NJ TRANSIT receives $147M grant for Sandy repairs

NEWARK, N.J. — NJ TRANSIT received an additional $147 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to strengthen and repair two rail lines and a light rail line damaged by Hurricane Sandy, NJ Advance Media reported.

Hurricane Sandy Victims Reach First Set of FEMA Insurance Settlements

Insurance Journal: A three-judge panel overseeing the Hurricane Sandy cases “has worked extremely hard on this and I want to be sure they approve what we are doing in all aspects,” Mostyn said. The “framework” for the settlements will later be presented for their review.

MacArthur demands FEMA chief step down

A New Jersey congressman is asking for an investigation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the resignation of its top official after reports that FEMA was aware that insurance companies fraudulently denied full payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims.

Lawyer for Sandy victims says settlement needs to include all homeowners

A lawyer representing hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims said there could be more than 10,000 damage claims that were fraudulently handled by insurance companies

NJ Transit receives $147M grant to fix Hurricane Sandy damage

NJ.com: Early last month, NJ Transit and Stevens Institute of Technology received an $843,750 federal grant to develop a system to warn of flooding, such as the storm surges that damaged 319 trains stored in low lying areas after Sandy. Seven locomotives and ...

Schumer seeks support for FEMA bill that will save Hurricane Sandy victims money

SILive.com: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hoping to spare Hurricane Sandy victims additional headaches, Sen. Charles Schumer is co-sponsoring a bill that would stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from collecting excess money it handed out to ...

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