Superstorm Sandy News

Smith Island Changed Course After Hurricane Devastation

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part …

Superstorm Sandy Legacy: Recovery Far from Equal on New York Shore

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged over New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, there was an air of decay in Edgemere, a far-flung seaside neighborhood long pockmarked with boarded-up homes and vacant lots with waist-high weeds. When …

Damp Jersey Shore Town Ponders a Fix For ‘Sunny Day’ Floods

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — An elite but often-underwater beach town at the Jersey Shore is looking for its own solutions to back bay flooding, deciding it can’t wait for state and federal officials to agree on a fix. Bay …

Yacht Full of Climate Scientists Plots Giant Sea Gate to Save Manhattan

Aboard the Manhattan II, a 100-foot yacht with glass walls and mahogany panelling, a group of scientists, engineers, politicians, and a ship captain spent a recent morning contemplating the deaths of their fellow New Yorkers at the hands of Hurricane …

Questions Continue on $16B Back Bay Flood Plan in N.J.

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are trying to explain a proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, but plenty of important questions remain. …

Hurricane Ida Damage Projections Reaching the Scale of Irma, Harvey and Sandy

Insured losses from Hurricane Ida are now creeping into the $30 billion range after catastrophe modelers added damage to properties in the Northeast, putting the catastrophe on par with Hurricane Irma and Harvey in 2017 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. …

New Jersey Eyes $16B Plan for Gates, Elevations for Flooding

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Huge gates that could be slammed shut when major storms approach would be built across the mouths of three inlets in New Jersey, closable barriers would cut parts of two bays in half, and 19,000 homes …

Study: Climate Change Added $8 Billion to Sandy’s Damages

Climate change-triggered sea level rise added $8 billion in damage during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, one of nation’s costliest weather disasters, a new study said. During Sandy _ a late fall freak combination of a hurricane and other storms that struck …

N.J. Supreme Ct. Affirms That Insurers Liable for $300M in Superstorm Sandy Damages

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday ended an effort by Lloyd’s of London syndicates and other insurers to escape coverage for an additional $300 million in Superstorm Sandy damages suffered by the New Jersey Transit District. The high court …

8 Years Later, Sandy Still Costing Transit Systems Billions

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) _ Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, …