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He Who Lives in a Luxury Glass House Shouldn't When the Apocalypse Arrives Because He Will Melt or Freeze to Death

How would the city’s housing stock respond, though, to a weather “event” in the near future, before we all installed triple-glazed windows — something like Hurricane Sandy or approximating it, causing power failures — during a period not of moderate temperatures, but of extreme cold or heat? What if electrical supplies had shut down during […]

Cat Rescue Bleg – NYC Area

From commentor Johannes: I’m writing again on behalf of the group of volunteers that run the cat colonies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Back after Hurricane Sandy, the Balloon Juice community supported the repair work that has kept the colonies flourishing these past two years, and helped us find a home for Sanders, the sweet [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

FEMA in talks to settle Sandy flood-insurance claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working on settling litigation with hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims who challenged denials or alleged underpayments of flood insurance claims. Brad... To view the full story, click the title link.

Scientists predict higher temps, rising sea levels for city

In a new report issued Tuesday, scientists painted a picture that could be even more frightening than the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

Lawyers in suits related to the storm say they have found at least 500 cases in which engineering reports were altered to minimize payments.

So Much for That Hurricane Sandy Hug… Obama DOJ Is Investigating Chris Christie

So much for that hug. In 2012 weeks before the November election Chris Christie met and hugged Obama after the Sandy disaster. Christie praised Obama and thanked him for his leadership. Obama went on to win reelection days later. But … Continue reading ?

Belle Harbor Manor residents no longer have to repay FEMA

SENIORS at a Queens assisted living facility made homeless by Hurricane Sandy will not have to dig into their meager bank accounts.

Low-wage workers suffer from snow day inequality

Much of the northeast is snowed in by Winter Storm Juno, but—as we've seen in the wake of other storms, like Hurricane Sandy—not all people are snowed in equally. Low-wage workers, who have little or no paid time off, may lose a dayShow More Summary

This blizzard will test Uber's emergency capping promise in New York

For Uber, bad press often follows bad weather In New York, many still remember how the company launched surge pricing during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, forcing hurricane-stricken consumers to dig deep in their wallets during a disaster. See...Show More Summary

New Jersey Should Leverage Private Capital to Achieve Resilient Energy Goals

Since Hurricane Sandy exposed the vulnerability of New Jersey’s antiquated power grid, the state has been investing heavily in enhancing the grid’s resilience and promoting clean energy technologies to upgrade to a smarter, more flexible system that can keep people safe and warm when they need it most. read more

$38M Contract Awarded for Storm Risk Reduction

Manson Construction has been awarded a $38 million contract to restore areas of the New Jersey coastline damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Christie Administration, in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, this week announced the award to reconstruct beaches, stormwater outfalls and implement modifications to existing groins in the area of Loch Arbour […]

8 Ways to Protect Your Operations From Severe Weather

Well, we made it through the second consecutive hurricane season without severe weather damaging a major US populated area. Superstorm Sandy is becoming a distant memory for some. This is both good and bad; the bad being the fear of people and businesses being complacent to the horrific effects to a building or a business of a severe […]

Lowest gas prices in years driving many to line up at the pump

For Janneth Agudelo, the cars and trucks lining up at gas stations in northern New Jersey bring back memories of Hurricane Sandy, when the power was out, gas was scarce and drivers waited behind dozens and dozens of vehicles to fill their tanks.

First Rockaway Parks Administrator retires

After 32 years at the New York City Parks Department, Jill Weber thought she had seen it all - until Hurricane Sandy hit.

U.S. Navy Wants Mobile Microgrids. Meet The Energy Magazine.

Even before microgrids attracted attention in the mainstream media for keeping the lights on in the wake Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Navy was kicking around the concept of a microgrid. Called an “energy magazine,” this new breed of microgrid is a distributed system of power generating and storage assets designed to store electricity from a […]

Limbaugh Points To Christie's Cowboys Visit As Proof Of Influence Peddling

From the January 6 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh Jabs Christie: "A Real Republican" Would Not Have Appeared With Obama After Hurricane Sandy The Right-Wing Media Checklist: Covering Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal Right-Wing Media Deflect From Gov. Christie Bridge Scandal To Attack Obama, Invoke Benghazi

City beats de Blasio’s Hurricane Sandy reconstruction goals

In addition to beating the mayor’s construction goal by 2, the city has send out 2,104 checks to reimburse storm victims.

Hurricane Sandy victims will get rent money from city

The city will start paying rent for Hurricane Sandy victims forced out of their homes for repairs.

Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Bungalow Reborn as an Artist Residency

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two years on, the effect of Hurricane Sandy is still visible in the Rockaways's vacant bungalows. Artist Robyn Renee Hasty is imagining one of these storm-wrecked homes as a creative community space, one that could simultaneously be a model of rebuilding with low-impact design.

After Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken works on plan to avoid future flood damage

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Hurricane Sandy “filled up Hoboken like a bathtub,” the mayor of that New Jersey city told reporter Eric Jaffe. The storm flooded 1,700 homes, knocked out the power grid and did $100 million worth of local damage. Read full article ...

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