Superstorm Sandy News

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 …

New Jersey Shore Braces for Next Big Storm

Sea Bright is a great example of how difficult it is to truly prepare a Jersey shore community for the next big storm. The low-lying community on a narrow strip of sand between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River floods …

Poll Finds That Neighbors Are Key to Coping With Disasters

Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests that those factors – collectively termed “social resilience”- have a big impact on how prepared communities feel for …

2 Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Atlantic City, N.J., causing an estimated $18.75 billion in insured property losses, making it the third most costly U.S. storm, according to ISO’s Property Claim Services (PCS). Though there were more …

States’ Infrastructure Upgraded Since Superstorm Sandy

Two years after Superstorm Sandy, would New York and New Jersey be better protected and prepared if such a storm struck again? A sampling of work on some key issues: FLOOD PROTECTION New York City: Many projects on the city’s …

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 …