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FTA Allocates Final $834.6 Million in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Funds

Secretary Foxx announced the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will allocate the final $834.6 million available in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery funding.

Ship-to-shore delivery shows real-world potential of disaster relief drones

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When roads, powerlines and other infrastructure are knocked out of action by natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, getting critical supplies to people in need is all the more difficult. Drones are shaping as hugely promising toolsShow More Summary

NYC 'Build It Back' Home, Finally Rebuilt After Sandy, Falls Over After 'A Little Wind'

Over three years after Hurricane Sandy clobbered New York City, there are still hundreds of homes that have yet to be rebuilt. Last fall, Mayor de Blasio announced an ambitious goal of completing all the construction by the end of 2016,...Show More Summary

This hurricane season, Congress should get wind of what NY has done

Since Superstorm Sandy, New York City has implemented a significant resiliency program to protect it from the next storm. Unfortunately, New York’s efforts are not the norm. There is a wide... To view the full story, click the title link.

From Hurricane Sandy To One Of Manhattan's Hottest Start-Ups: Life Lessons From Riviera Caterers

By the time Hurricane Sandy’s eye had lurched northeast past Brooklyn on October 29th, 2012, the Coney Island building that housed Riviera Caterers, a fourth-generation catering business founded in 1895, was already filled with 12’ of floodwater and debris. National Guard tanks pulled in 24 hours later and stayed for [...]

Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts -- while insurers reaped millions in profits.

The Statue Of Liberty Is At 'High Exposure' Risk From Rising Sea Levels

When Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, Liberty Island flooded, shutting down the Statue of Liberty for over eight months. Since then, the electrical systems on the island have been raised to six meters above sea level, and the statue hasShow More Summary

The Long-Overdue Hudson River Tunnel Is Costing Taxpayers More Every Day

The Hudson River needs a new rail tunnel. Hurricane Sandy flooded and seriously damaged the existing tracks, which means that the 400,000 commuters who rely on taking NJ Transit and Amtrak into the city every day have had to confront...Show More Summary

How the Fort McMurray Climate Conversation Went Down in Flames

Connecting extreme weather events with climate change isn’t exactly a new thing. After Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey in 2012, Bloomberg published a front page spread proclaiming, “ It’s Global Warming, Stupid.” For years, major storms, droughts, floods and fires have been connected to climate change. Show More Summary

MTA Presents 2 Poisons: Full L Train Tunnel Shutdown For 18 Months, Or Partial Shutdown For 3 Years

Ahead of tonight's first official public hearing for distressed L train riders, the MTA revealed that it is considering two proposals to repair the saltwater damage that Hurricane Sandy wrought on the Canarsie Tube that runs under the East River between North Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Show More Summary

Family of slain man claims NYPD cops let evidence get destroyed

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The NYPD intentionally placed key items from a 2012 police shooting in a flood-prone area days before Hurricane Sandy, court papers charge.

Thinking Beyond Microgrids to Build a Smarter Energy Future

After Hurricane Sandy knocked out electric generators and wires along the Northeast coast in 2012, urban and utility planners have been devising localized grids that can operate autonomously, strengthen the overall power system’s reliability...Show More Summary

The L Train Apocalypse Won’t Begin Until 2019

We've known for a while that extensive work is needed in the L train tunnel under the East River to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, and it's possible the work could shut down the tunnel entirely, in both directions, for more than a year. But at least commuters who ... More »

Climate Change and Flooding on the East Coast

Living in Manhattan and having experienced the storm tide during Hurricane Sandy, I have been reading up on the what climate change is doing to the sea level. Sea levels in the 20th century rose faster than in the 27 (!) centuries before that. Show More Summary

Life Along New York City’s Waterfront

Living on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, Susannah Ray’s daily life is defined by water. During Hurricane Sandy, that fact was cause for devastation, a theme she explored in her multimedia project with Jen Poyant, What Are the Wild Waves Saying: Storm Stories From the Rockaways. Show More Summary

Why Is Chris Christie Pouring A Bag Of M&Ms Into A Box Of M&Ms?

Not long ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising force in the Republican Party, a straight-talker, Hurricane Sandy hero, and the only GOP presidential candidate who could spank Hillary Clinton into oblivion, or so he said. Now he is this: [ more › ]

CenturyLinkVoice: We're Only Human: Data Center Protection, Prevention And Recovery

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

A few years ago, when Hurricane Sandy brought its 74 mph winds across New York and New Jersey, few could imagine the storm’s widespread impact. Dubbed the nation’s “most expensive hurricane”, Sandy reportedly caused nearly $400 million in damage, including significant IT downtime across the region’s leading companies. And while [...]

M Train Is the Latest Victim of the L Train Shutdown Debacle

The Great L Train Freak-out began once the MTA introduced plans to completely shut down the busy commuter line to fix severe Hurricane Sandy damage to the tunnel that runs under the East River. The L carries about 300,000 commuters per day, so the MTA had predicted that nearby lines —... More »

Books Judged

“Like me and probably many if not most of the people in this world, you have probably thought to yourself, more than once, that life is not fair. And indeed, it isn’t! I was very angry for a time that Hurricane Sandy had foiled my chances at running the New York City Marathon in 2012, […]

Why Tweeting Is Safe

It's official: Twitter is lifesaving. A new study in the journal Science Advances, finds that social media can provide a potential path to safety and security during a crisis. Researchers looking back at Hurricane Sandy of 2012 detail...Show More Summary

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