Superstorm Sandy News

New York City Sandy Home Repair Effort Making Progress

A program to help city homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following an overhaul, and is aiming to count up to 1,000 construction starts and 1,500 reimbursement checks by the end of the year, New York City …

Zurich to Mark 2 Year Sandy Anniversary With 24 Hour Home Build

Volunteers from Zurich North America, St. Bernard Project and Friends of Rockaway will work 24 straight hours on rebuilding a home damaged two years ago by Superstorm Sandy. The rebuild is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October, 28 …

New Jersey Sea Wall 75 Percent Finished

A steel sea wall designed to protect two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy is nearing completion. New Jersey officials say the 4-mile-long sea wall in Mantoloking and Brick is 75 percent finished, and should be …

Jersey Contractor Sentenced for Scamming Sandy Vctims

A contractor who took deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Monmouth County prosecutors say the sentence handed down Friday to …

Insurers Sued by New Jersey Transit Over Sandy Damage Payment

New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies capped payments after Sandy …

Disabled in New York to See Better Access to Disaster Centers

Advocates and New York City city officials on Wednesday said they’ve struck a deal to protect nearly 900,000 residents with disabilities during disasters. The deal resulted from a federal class action lawsuit brought in 2011, a year before Superstorm Sandy …

Feds to Fund $3.6B for Post-Sandy Transportation Projects

Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for …

Civil Engineers Push for National Approach to Flood Mitigation

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its …

Hospitals Struggled During Superstorm Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work – problems that a new federal report finds they were not …

New Jersey Approves Storm Buyouts in East Brunswick

New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an independent appraisal. Because the neighborhood is …