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Scott Gurian, NJPR

Scott Gurian, NJPR appears in the following:

How Did New York Get So Much Sandy Money?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NJ Spotlight

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.

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Is the Jersey Shore Ready for Summer?

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.

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Christie Vetoes Sandy Bill of Rights

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The New Jersey Legislature's attempt at making it easier to get aid is rebuffed by the governor.

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NJ Flood Zone Building Rules Conflict with FEMA

Thursday, May 08, 2014

NJ Spotlight

State construction rules don't comply with federal regulations, and that may cause more problems for people whose homes were damaged by Sandy.

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Methodists Win Round in Boardwalk Battle

Friday, January 17, 2014

NJ Spotlight

A reversal by FEMA means a religious community may qualify for Sandy aid for a damaged boardwalk.

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Sandy Aid Distribution 'Not Perfect': NJ Official

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.

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10 NJ Neighborhoods Still Reeling from Sandy

Monday, December 16, 2013

NJ Spotlight

We've heard a lot about the boardwalk towns of the Jersey Shore — but which places are really in the worst shape?

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Sandy Rebuild's Invisible Victims

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

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.

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$5-Billion On The Way

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.

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What's with the No-Show Storm Czar?

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Tracking the Federal Sandy Aid Money One Year Later

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

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.

 

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 1 PM, Working in an Empty Restaurant

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.

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No Plan in New Jersey for Long Term Sea Level Rise

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Sandy Victims Get 6 More Months to File FEMA Docs

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.

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Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NJ Spotlight

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.

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North Jersey Still Struggling to Recover Post-Sandy

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.

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Christie Offers More Buyouts in Town Hit Hard by Sandy

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.

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With Slate Clean, a Jersey Shore Town Reimagines Itself

Friday, August 30, 2013

NJ Spotlight

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.

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Christie Softening on Climate Change?

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.

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Christie, Donovan Present Sandy Report

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC

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.

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