Superstorm Sandy News

New York Couple Charged With $750,000 Hurricane Sandy Relief Fraud

A Staten Island, N.Y., couple was charged with making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in connection with their obtaining more than $750,000 in disaster relief …

Judges Approve New Jersey Coastal Dune Projects, Despite Protesting Residents

Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration’s plan for storm protection along the entire 127 miles (204 kilometers) of New Jersey’s coast was endorsed by two courts this week, but residents of some beach towns still aren’t happy. A state judge on …

New Jersey Legislators Tout Flood Insurance Reform Legislation

Five years after Superstorm Sandy devastated towns along the New Jersey shore, Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Frank Pallone want changes made to federal flood insurance they said will fix a system that often failed beleaguered homeowners. Speaking Thursday on …

Sandy Nightmares Worry NYC Planners, Barrier May Come too Late

The warming Atlantic Ocean has raised the risk of another Hurricane Sandy. And still, trillions of dollars of real estate and infrastructure near the shores of New York City and northern New Jersey remain vulnerable to devastation. A storm-surge barrier …

Many Sandy-Wrecked Towns Continue to Resist Dunes

In one of the largest beach repair projects in U.S. history, the federal government has begun dumping so much sand on a stretch of the New Jersey shore that it could fill a football stadium more than five times over. …

Elevated Beach Homes the Norm Since Superstorm Sandy

Ten years ago, dozens of single-story beach cottages dotted the streets of Merion Park, a low-lying neighborhood in Ocean City’s south end. Then Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012 and the quiet New Jersey residential neighborhood was flooded with more than …

New Jersey Shore Homeowners Drop Suit Fighting Sand Dunes

Some of the most resolute holdouts against a plan to build protective sand dunes in a part of the New Jersey shore hit hard by Superstorm Sandy have dropped their lawsuit against the plan. Seven homeowners in Margate, south of …

Fraud News: Workers’ Comp Misclassification, Sandy Engineer Sentenced

Three California Residents Charged in Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud Case A Riverside woman was arraigned Wednesday, March 29, 2017, on 52 felonies related to workers’ compensation insurance fraud that resulted in a loss of more than $540,000 to two insurance …

Replacement of New Jersey Sandy-Damaged Rail Bridge Moving Ahead

The lasting effects of Superstorm Sandy continue to wash across New Jersey, evident today on a century-old railroad bridge that nearly became a casualty of the ferocious October 2012 onslaught. The storm surge from the Atlantic Ocean up into the …

Wealthy New Jersey Beachfront Owners Reject Federal Aid, Pay for own Storm Barrier

Oceanfront homeowners in the wealthy Bay Head, N.J., shore enclave have so little faith in the government’s ability to protect them from catastrophic storms that they’ve spent $5 million of their own money on boulders placed between their homes and …