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Microgrids, Hurricanes and Resiliency: Lessons From Sandy We Can Apply to Harvey and Irma?

We're having a bit of a moment for "resiliency" in the U.S. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have forced a conversation about climate resiliency for coastal communities. Meanwhile, the Energy Department has made grid reliability and resiliency...Show More Summary

S.I. couple lied that Sandy damaged their home

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A Staten Island couple fleeced the feds out of $750,000 by saying Hurricane Sandy ravaged their dear home.

Hurricane adjusted initial claims for week of Sept. 2: 239,000

Hurricane adjusted initial claims for week of Sept. 2: 239,000 Last week I promised I would repeat an exercise I first undertook in 2012 when Superstorm Sandy disrupted the initial claims data: estimating what the initial jobless claims would have been, but for the hurricane. In 2012 I created that adjustment by backing out the […]

Irma is just the beginning, Sandy victims warn Floridians

In 2011, The National Flood Insurance Program told Claudette D’Arrigo that her Highlands, New Jersey home was structurally sound after Hurricane Irene. When Superstorm Sandy hit 13 months later and … Click to Continue »

#IrmaSyllabus, #HarveySyllabus, #HurricaneSyllabus

As I watched Hurricanes Harvey and Irma surge through the Gulf of Mexico, I got to thinking about the environmental, historical, political, and academic context for these “megastorms.” We can easily add Sandy, Katrina, Rita, Irene, Andrew, Matthew and various other “natural” catastrophes to this list. This year, in particular, we can expand our view… Read More ?

America Can't Afford to Rebuild

``Sure, the US has a National Flood Insurance Program, but who's covered by it? Besides, the Program was already $24 billion in debt by 2014 largely due to hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. With total costs of Harvey estimated at $200 billion or more, and Irma threating to cause far more damage than that, where's the money going to come from?''

Hurricane warning: Five lessons for the South from Superstorm Sandy

Hurricane Harvey will go down as one of the most devastating storms in our nation’s history. The flooding has wreaked havoc in southeastern Texas and left many stranded and homeless. And with... To view the full story, click the title link.

Once there was an island known as Barbuda. After Hurricane Irma, much of it is gone

Hurricane Irma decimated the small Caribbean island of Barbuda, ripping apart buildings, uprooting trees and killing at least one person as its 185 mph winds swept across the two-island nation best known for its pristine sandy beaches. And now Hurricane Jose is apparently about to deliver another...

Trump to discuss Amtrak's Gateway tunnel with New Jersey and New York lawmakers

last weekNews : USAToday: News

White House says meeting would cover work to "repair damage sustained under Hurricane Sandy" as well as preventing future failure of tunnels.        

Rubio voted against Sandy aid in 2013. Now he wants money for Irma.

Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson urged Congress to approve additional funds for disaster relief as Hurricane Irma threatens Miami, a bipartisan ritual for politicians with constituents facing hardship … Click to Continue »

ABC News Ignores Ted Cruz's Behavior During Sandy Relief To Ask About His Feelings On Harvey

Martha Raddatz, host of ABC's This Week, spent most of her interview time in Houston with Texas senator Ted Cruz deliberating on North Korea's bomb test, but when it came time to discuss Hurricane Harvey, she only asked about his feelings. Raddatz asked, "We are getting to a huge segment on Houston and the flooding. Show More Summary

Texas governor says Harvey damage could reach $180 billion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster.

Texas governor estimates storm damage at $150 billion to $180 billion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday said damage from Hurricane Harvey would exceed that of epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy, likely reaching $150 billion to $180 billion.

Hurricane Sandy victims living in limbo nearly five years later

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Nearly five years after Hurricane Sandy, they’re still living in limbo — instead of in their homes.

‘Define principled’: Texas GOPer melts down over requesting money for Texas after voting against Sandy aid

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Texas lawmaker got into a contentious back and forth with CNN host Victor Blackwell Saturday morning when he was forced to defend his decision to vote against aid for Hurricane Sandy survivors in light of asking for federal help for flood-ravaged Texas. Speaking by phone with the CNN host, Rep....

Crisis Management as a Means to Corruption

Leftists and establishment Republicans used the crisis of Hurricane Sandy as a mechanism to bury pork in a relief bill. Thanks to Ted Cruz, Harvey funding will not be a rerun.

Disaster rescue spending, by the numbers

FEMA spending on Urban Search and Rescue, nationwide, by fiscal year: 2012: $ 56.78 million (Hurricanes Sandy and Issac) 2013: $ 57.62 million (California Rim fire, tornadoes) 2014: $ 28.73 million (winter storms, South Napa earthquake) 2015: $ 29.65 million (wildfires in the west, flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina) 2016: $ 39.54 million (severe […]

Climate Scientist Says NYC Still 'Tremendously Vulnerable' To Catastrophic Storms

The devastating scenes from Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are sadly recognizable to anyone who lived through Hurricane Sandy in NYC or survived Katrina in New Orleans. That the country has endured three of these catastrophes in less time than it takes a person to graduate from high school is deeply troubling, but Dr. Show More Summary

Harvey: The jaw-dropping numbers behind the monster storm

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The scope of Harvey's destruction is incomprehensible. See how it stacked up to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and made history.        

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