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Post-Sandy Rebuilding for Resiliency: Lessons from Long Beach, NY

My small bungalow in Long Beach, New York, sits on a 60 by 40 foot plot of land one half block from the bay and one and a half blocks from the ocean. Long Beach is only two blocks wide in some parts of its west end. Hurricane Sandy required...Show More Summary

We Have No Store, For The Record

(Music Store | NYC, USA) Music Store | NYC, USA Categories: Crazy Requests Musical Mayhem Tags: Music Store Music Store | NYC, USA(I’m sure most of you have heard about Hurricane Sandy and the devastation it wreaked upon New York. Our store faced severe damage and was nearly completely destroyed. Show More Summary

Chris Christie: New Jersey’s Chimera

Chris Christie is the prototypical politician. His every move and utterance is finely calibrated. His outbursts — telling a Hurricane Sandy activist to “sit down and shut up” or calling a former Navy SEAL an “idiot” — are not the slip-ups of an amateur; they are the myth-making of an intelligent, ambitious man.

China on “Highest Alert” as Super Typhoon Chan-hom Approaches Shanghai

China’s Xinhua state news agency reports the country was on its “highest alert” as Typhoon Chan-hom approached Shanghai, its largest city, on Friday. Coastal flooding is the biggest risk: think New York City during Hurricane Sandy. If...Show More Summary

The Historic NYSE Halt Post-Mortem: The Shock And Awe When It All Went Down

What began as a glitch in pre-market trading turned into the NYSE's longest trading halt since Hurrican Sandy battered the East Coast. The ever-increasing complexity of US equity markets combined with an ever-decreasing pool of greater...Show More Summary

How Christie lengthened commutes by 23 minutes

All of the rail traffic between New York City and New Jersey has to share just two tracks. They're in a pair of tunnels under the Hudson River that were already more than a century old when they were flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Those tunnels won't last forever, and within the next twenty years, it will […]

Man gets 14 years for waving gun on gas line after Sandy

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A Queens man who waved a.25-caliber revolver to cut a gas station line during Hurricane Sandy was hit with a 14-year sentence.

New Jersey Poll Shows Drop in Chris Christie’s Approval Ratings

A poll reinforces how far Gov. Chris Christie’s fortunes have fallen since Hurricane Sandy earned him affection at home and nationwide. Among his own constituents, his approval rating keeps sinking.

Enhancing the Role of Fuel Cells for Northeast Grid Resiliency

Severe weather over the last few years demonstrate that our aging infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to outages and other disruptions. Intense storms, such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, debilitated sections of the eastern seaboard and left many communities without power for extended periods of time. read more

5 Items Better Than Canned Food to Donate

Donating to the needy should take a little more thought than reaching for that can of baked beans you're never going to eat or anything argyle in the back of your closet. As Katie Dupere writes at Mashable, Hurricane Sandy victims were quickly awash in clothing donations when what they...

Christie Takes a Shot at Cruz for Flip-Flopping on Federal Disaster Relief

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Chris Christie called out Ted Cruz's on Friday for requesting federal aid for Texas after previously resisting it for Hurricane Sandy. Christie said that Texas should get aid, but jabbed officials for not being more responsible for constituents facing disaster.

13 essential items you never thought to donate to those in need

Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick Take Hurricane Sandy as an example: When the superstorm hit the northeastern United States in October 2012, clothing donations flooded into relief areas across the region. Show More Summary

Billions of dollars for MTA repairs still waiting to be used

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Billions of dollars worth of repairs to the transit system in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy have yet to be committed to projects, according to a report released Monday.

Report: Red Cross Built Total of Six Houses in Haiti Despite Raising $488 Million Post-Earthquake

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The muckraking journalism site ProPublica has printed a number of highly critical pieces about the Red Cross in the last year, covering subjects including the august charity institution's low morale and response to Hurricane Sandy. On...Show More Summary

NYC still feeling the wrath of Superstorm Sandy

More than two years after the deadly hurricane devastated the city, thousands of trees are dying from exposure to salt water

After Superstorm Sandy, a Community Cries Out for Its Hospital

The second deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, Hurricane Sandy killed 33 people in eight countries and caused $68 billion in damages. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ranked its "destruction potential" as 5.8 out of 6. As I have written about here, one of the casualties was my home in Long Beach, New York. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz adopts a new posture on disaster aid

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast, Ted Cruz opposed emergency relief. In the wake of Texas flooding, however, he's found a new position.

Cruz supports federal relief for Texas floods; voted against Hurricane Sandy funding

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) showed his support for federal disaster relief in the wake of devastating floods in Texas last week -- two and a half years after voting against a disaster relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Cruz said that it appears […]

Ted Cruz opposed Sandy aid saying bill was filled with pork

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The Republican presidential hopeful excused himself for opposing similar help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy because, he claimed, a 2013 bill that included funding for that disaster was bloated.

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