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People's movement perturbed during, but similar after Hurricane Sandy

New York City residents' movement around the city was perturbed, but resumed less than 24-hours after Hurricane Sandy, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Qi Wang and John Taylor from Virginia Tech. read more

Scarlett Walks the Red Carpet With Her Really Good-Looking Twin Brother

Scarlett Johansson brought a very special date - her twin brother, Hunter Johansson - to the second annual Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit in NYC on Tuesday. The actress, who gave birth two months ago, left her fiancé, Romain Dauriac, at home and instead chose to make the charity event a family affair. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson Teams with Jamie Foxx for Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

Stepping out for a great cause, Scarlett Johansson joined Jamie Foxx for the Friends of Rockaway 2nd Annual Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York City last night (November 18). The new mom looked stunning in a navy dress as she took...Show More Summary

First Nighter: Sharyn Rothstein's 'By the Water' Makes Strong Waves

Not that this'll ease those still suffering the devastating Hurricane Sandy effects, but it turns out the monstrously ill 2012 wind has blown a bit of good. By the Water, Sharyn Rothstein's drama at Manhattan Theatre Club's Studio at Stage II, is about a Staten Island family having immense difficulty overcoming the damage to their waterfront home. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson & Her Twin Brother Hunter Walk the Red Carpet Together

Scarlett Johnasson is joined by her twin brother Hunter while hosting the Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser on Tuesday evening (November 18) at Hudson Terrace in New York City. The event featured a performance by Jamie Foxx and was held to honor extraordinary members of the community whose efforts have helped rebuild homes in [...]

Far Rockaway retail strip gets resilient redesign

This Queens retail strip is ready for a resilient redesign. Mott Ave. in Far Rockaway, hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, has been awarded $4.5 million by Gov.

FEMA Wants NYC Disabled And Elderly Residents To Pay Back Aid From Hurricane Sandy

Most people were either ill-prepared or not prepared at all when super storm, Hurricane Sandy, passed through the northeast. To be fair, such lack or preparation isn’t because people were ignorant, but because the areas that were hit are not known for receiving the blunt wrath of hurricanes. Show More Summary

VICE News: The Recovery That Wasn't: Two Years Since Hurricane Sandy

Two years on, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some with homes that remain completely demolished. Many of these residents continue to wait on funding for construction from NYCShow More Summary

FEMA Wants Elderly Sandy Victims to Send Refund Checks

last weekNews : Mediaite

Several Rockaway Park residents have received letters from FEMA requesting refund checks for aid they received after Hurricane Sandy, as they apparently weren't technically eligible for such aid.

Two NYCHA community centers closed since Sandy

The second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy came and went, but officials and residents in south Brooklyn are still bemoaning the fact that two community centers damaged in the storm remain in disrepair.

FEMA Asks Elderly Sandy Victims to Return Aid Money It Gave Them

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking a group of elderly New Yorkers whose lives were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy to return thousands of dollars in aid it gave them after the storm, the Associated Press reports. Evidently, the victims spent the cash in a manner inconsistent with FEMA's guidelines. Read more...

FEMA harassing elderly and disabled New Yorkers to repay Hurricane Sandy aid money

last weekNews : The Raw Story

At least a dozen elderly and disabled New Yorkers received letters from federal officials demanding they repay emergency aid money they received after Hurricane Sandy, WCBS-TV reported. “Everyone asked, ‘Do we have to pay this back later on? Is it a loan?’ They said, ‘No....

FEMA Wants Elderly, Disabled & Poor NYers To Repay Hurricane Sandy Aid

Hurricane Sandy recovery is far from over, but FEMA is asking some recipients of federal aid for their money back. The AP reports, "The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked at least a dozen people in a Belle Harbor assisted living center to pay back thousands of dollars in disaster aid." [ more › ]

Return to Meschutt

"We haven't sailed here in years," the Wolf said. It's true. Between Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and conditions, we hadn't sailed the fine NW launch since Spring 2011. "And they screwed up the beach" Scott noted. Something about stones and...

Elderly, disabled adult home residents asked to repay FEMA Hurricane Sandy aid

Residents of an assisted-living center in Rockaway, Queens, that mostly houses low-income disabled and elderly people are being asked to return aid they received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Hurricane Sandy damaged their facility. Show More Summary

How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm

After Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012, it’s more important than ever to make sure you, your home and your family are prepared to weather hurricane season when it strikes—as it inevitably does each year, on coastal areas all over


2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Eric Holthaus In time for its second anniversary, Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst natural disasters in American history, has a pair of new biographies.

A Key Lesson from Superstorm Sandy: We Still Need a Rainy Day Fund

We now live in a in a more crowded country where people are more frequently in the pathway of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, droughts and other natural and human-made disasters. When a disaster occurs every month, we can no longer consider them an emergency, but a regular, routine event. read more

City hospitals hit by Sandy getting $1.6B grant

The night that Hurricane Sandy struck, Coney Island Hospital’s emergency room flooded, the lights and phones went out and a fire raged outside.

Marina Marraco Joins WTTG

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

WTTG FOX 5 announced the hire of Marina Marraco as a reporter, contributing across broadcasts and online. Marraco was most recently with WESH, Orlando’s NBC affiliate, where she covered Hurricane Sandy and the George Zimmerman trial....Show More Summary

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