Scott Gurian, NJPR appears in the following:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The damage estimates were similar, but now the last chunk of federal dollars has left Jersey short. And officials in the Garden State don't understand how the federal formula worked against them.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The first summer after Sandy was tough for many beach towns. As the second begins, the recovery in many places is just getting underway.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The New Jersey Legislature's attempt at making it easier to get aid is rebuffed by the governor.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
State construction rules don't comply with federal regulations, and that may cause more problems for people whose homes were damaged by Sandy.
Friday, January 17, 2014
A reversal by FEMA means a religious community may qualify for Sandy aid for a damaged boardwalk.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
A New Jersey official who oversees the distribution of billions of dollars in federal Sandy aid acknowledged on Wednesday that the state has made some mistakes in how it's handled the recovery process, but he said that much of the criticism it’s received is unwarranted.
Monday, December 16, 2013
We've heard a lot about the boardwalk towns of the Jersey Shore — but which places are really in the worst shape?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Whenever disasters strike, day laborers are often among the first to report to the front lines of the recovery effort. But disaster work for immigrants can be fraught with danger, safety violations and worker abuses.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Another $5-billion of aid money is on its way to New Jersey, New York and other Sandy-affected states. And environmental and housing advocacy groups are applauding federal provisions they feel will ensure more transparency and sustainability in how the money is spent.
Monday, November 04, 2013
The guy appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to direct New Jersey's recovery from Sandy doesn't make public appearances or take calls from the press.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency funding request to Congress last December stated that part of the money for recovery and rebuilding should be used "to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, as well as impacts associated with a changing climate."
It also instructed that government officials at all levels should work together "to develop mutually agreed upon assessments of future risks and vulnerabilities facing the region, including extreme weather, sea level rise and coastal flooding, and incorporate these into their recovery planning and implementation."
One year after Sandy, here’s a detailed look at where some of that money has gone, how it’s trickling down to New Jersey, and how portions of it are hopefully being used to make the state safer and more resilient to severe weather along its coast.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A year after Sandy, things remain difficult for many business owners along New Jersey’s coast. For Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant in Union Beach, New Jersey, it’s around 1 pm every day that she thinks about it the most. The lunchtime crowd disappeared after the storm and has yet to return.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Coastal states throughout the region are coming up with strategies to prevent flooding from sea level rise in the next century. Except in New Jersey. And that has planners and environmentalists alarmed.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
After pressure from a number of lawmakers, FEMA announced on Tuesday that it will grant an additional six month extension for Sandy survivors to file Proof of Loss statements, which are the first step in appealing a flood insurance settlement.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Almost a year after the storm, Jersey shore residents and business owners are still fighting with their insurance companies over their Sandy damage claims. They have just a few weeks left to file appeals of their flood insurance settlements, and many homeowners’ policies in New Jersey place a one year statute of limitations on filing lawsuits.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Most of the attention of the Sandy recovery efforts in New Jersey has been focused on hard-hit areas of the shore, but as state lawmakers heard last night, some northern parts of the state are also still suffering, and face unique challenges in preparing for future severe storms.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has offered voluntary buyouts to another set of homeowners in Sayreville, a northern New Jersey town that experienced massive flooding from the Raritan River.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Devastated by Sandy, Sea Bright is now casting an eye towards the future, using the storm as an opportunity to make it more livable, sustainable and resilient.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Nearly ten months after Sandy, Governor Christie is continuing to avoid discussions about the threat of climate change leading to more severe storms. But remarks the Governor made yesterday show he seems to be taking a softer approach.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Governor Chris Christie and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan visited a town damaged by Sandy to call attention to a new federal report on how the region should prepare for future storms. Despite the governor's reluctance to speak about climate change, he did express concern about an increase in severe storms.