Superstorm Sandy News

$501M Round of New Jersey Sandy Aid to Target Housing

Restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances thousands of affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families will be how New Jersey spends most of what will likely be the final round of Superstorm Sandy relief money. Gov. Chris …

Loans Impact Grant Money for Sandy Victims

When Superstorm Sandy left Denise Erickson’s home with a collapsed foundation, a loan from the Small Business Administration looked like the best deal in town. She got more than $150,000 from the SBA to help fix her family’s Bellmore home, …

New Jersey’s PATH Stations Reopening After Sandy Repairs

PATH’s Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations will soon reopen on weekends after nearly a year of Superstorm Sandy repairs and signal upgrades. Service will resume starting the weekend of Dec. 20. The Port Authority of New York & …

Officials Assure Residents Sandy Insurance Concerns Will Be Addressed

Federal emergency officials are taking new steps to address concerns from homeowners still struggling to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy more than two years ago, New Jersey and New York lawmakers announced Friday. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who has spearheaded a …

Christie Supporters Call Sand Dune Plan ‘Stupid’

Plenty of oceanfront homeowners at the Jersey shore are unhappy with GOP Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes along the state’s entire 127-mile coastline. Among them is Lawrence Bathgate, one of the Republican Party’s …

Insurer Sues Owner of Historic Sailing Ship That Sank During Sandy

An insurance company is suing the owner of an 18th-century replica sailing ship that sank during Superstorm Sandy. Newsday reported Friday that Acadia Insurance Co. sued Robert Hansen this month. The suit seeks to recoup $5 million in payouts after …

New Jersey Senator Calls for Investigation of Sandy Insurance Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency should investigate allegations that insurance companies handling Superstorm Sandy flood damage claims are manipulating them to shortchange victims, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said Friday. At a press conference in his Newark office, Menendez called on …

Sandy-Damaged New York City Hospitals Get $1.6B in FEMA Funds

New York City is getting at least $1.6 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to help public hospitals install floodwalls, flood proof elevators and otherwise become more storm-resilient, officials announced Thursday. The money for Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, …

City of Boston Prepping for Climate Change

The city of Boston has made significant strides in preparing for major natural disasters, rising sea levels and other impacts to the ever-changing climate, Mayor Martin Walsh said on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Speaking at the Architecture Boston …

Report Faults Red Cross Response to Isaac, Sandy

A report from the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR says the American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The story was published Wednesday on the second anniversary of Sandy. It says the …