Superstorm Sandy News

Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected This Year

U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the …

New York City Flood Defense Plan Advances Slowly

After ocean waters poured into lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy, experts began dreaming up a solution: a U-shaped barrier of earthen berms, walls and gates that would keep floods out and the nation’s financial capital dry. Now, more than three …

More N.J. Beach Homeowners File Suit to Block Sand Dunes

In the dead of winter, the dune wars are heating up at the Jersey shore. More oceanfront homeowners are going to court to try to block protective sand dunes from being built near their homes, on land they currently own. …

Victims Finally See Some Cash 3 Years After Sandy

Many people who complained a federal insurance program shortchanged them after Superstorm Sandy swamped their homes are getting some validation three years later in the form of cash. A Federal Emergency Management Agency review launched in the spring has been …

3 Years Later, New Jersey Sandy Protesters Blast Governor

Some victims of Superstorm Sandy said they feel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has forgotten about them in his pursuit of the presidency. About a dozen protesters pitched tents and tried to camp out across from the Statehouse in Trenton …

Sandy’s Third Anniversary a Sobering Reminder of Coastal Vulnerability

It’s been three years since Superstorm Sandy, regarded as a one in 500 year event, struck a dozen states in the Northeast. The storm’s size, a 1000 mild wide wind field, and record-breaking low pressure devastated parts of the Eastern …

Atlantic City Sea Wall, Boardwalk Repair Will Cost $32.5M

State and federal agencies began working Thursday on a $32.5 million storm control project to protect the northern end of Atlantic City, starting with a sea wall along the Absecon Inlet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Environmental …

Sea Level Rise Increasing Major Storms, Floods off New Jersey Coast

A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 …

Some Sandy Victims Look to Rebuild by Using Modular Homes

Even as the third anniversary approaches of Hurricane Sandy‘s bashing of the East Coast, the effects of the storm are still felt by many Connecticut residents, and a local homebuilding company is among those trying to make things right again. …

FEMA Starts Review of Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated. FEMA said in a statement the agency is mailing letters to about 142,000 …