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Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks, FEMA Flood Maps Have Big Consequences

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Bumpy Road? Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks | Special Senate Elections in New Jersey and Massachusetts | FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey | John Hodgman on the End of the World | Happy Juneteeth! | An Inside Look Into the Largest Solar Boat Ever Built

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WNYC News

Summer, But Some New Jersey Towns Still Deserted

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

Parts of Ortley Beach, Mantaloking, Like a Ghost Town 7 months post Sandy.

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WNYC News

Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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WNYC News

3D Map: Virtual Tour of NYC Under Flood Waters

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What would the FEMA flood zones released this week look like flooded with water? Now you can see.

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WNYC News

FEMA Backs Off Advisory Flood Maps

Monday, June 10, 2013

The federal government has issued new flood maps for New York City that will make it a lot easier, and cheaper, to live along the coast.

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New Jersey News

Homeowners to see Sandy Relief Delay

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WNYC

Governor Christie says the $900 million dollars from HUD in Washington earmarked to help homeowners rebuild does have some strings attached which may mean work won't start until July.

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New Jersey News

For One Beach Block, Rebuild on Hold

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

WNYC

Fielder Avenue in Ortley Beach was one of the worst hit blocks at the shore. Sandy destroyed 10 homes, and badly damaged most others. WNYC has been visiting the block and collecting the stories of residents and their struggles to rebuild.

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WNYC News

FEMA Flood Maps Engender Backlash

Monday, April 01, 2013

Advisory flood maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the past four months were supposed to help people figure out how to rebuild higher and stronger. But in some parts of the region, the maps have sparked a backlash because they will potentially require thousands of homes to buy flood insurance that did not need to before.

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New Jersey News

FEMA Warned Christie That No-Bid Contract Could Jeopardize Funds

Friday, March 29, 2013

WNYC

New information has emerged about a New Jersey contract with AshBritt, a politically-connected debris removal company.  

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WNYC News

After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

If Staten Island’s Great Kills Marina Cafe is able to reopen this spring after Sandy ripped apart its interior – blowing out windows and punching through walls – it will be thanks to assistance from the federal government.

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New Jersey News

Flood Insurance Claims Delayed and Diminished

Friday, March 01, 2013

WNYC

Many New Jersey homeowners badly-affected by Sandy are still struggling to repair their damages and rebuild.  But thousands who filed flood insurance claims months ago, have yet to receive the money they need to pay for that work. That's causing a lot of finger pointing from Trenton to Washington.

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New Jersey News

FEMA Aid Deadline for NJ Approaches

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WNYC

The deadline for New Jersey residents who suffered losses from Sandy to register with FEMA for disaster assistance or apply for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration is Friday.

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WNYC News

City is Counting on Federal Housing Vouchers to House Poorest Sandy Victims

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WNYC

The city plans to use federally funded housing vouchers to place some of the poorest Sandy victims in private apartments. But vouchers must still be approved by the federal government and there's concern they may not come soon enough to keep some families from ending up in shelters.

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WNYC News

Automatic Federal Cuts Would Hit Sandy Aid

Sunday, February 24, 2013

WNYC

The cuts in federal spending called for by the debt ceiling deal between the Republican-controlled Congress and President Obama in 2011 are set to take effect Friday and without some last minute reprieve, the cuts will have an impact on Sandy reconstruction efforts. 

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Sandy Evacuees Say They Are Still in Hotel Limbo

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Thousands of families that evacuated during Sandy remain in temporary hotel situations with no concrete plan to get them back into permanent housing, according to the evacuees and groups advocating on their behalf.

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WNYC News

New NYC Flood Maps Add 35,000 Structures to Danger Zone

Monday, January 28, 2013

Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building higher or paying considerably more for insurance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Himes on FEMA, Guns, and Obama's 2nd Term

Monday, January 28, 2013

Rep. Jim Himes talks with Brian Lehrer about the Obama second term agenda, the (extended) deadline for FEMA Sandy relief in Connecticut, and gun control after Newtown.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

FEMA's Sandy Deadline Approaching

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance for damage from Sandy is Monday, January 28. And many who have already applied are frustrated with the results.  Yisroel Schulman, co-founder, president, and attorney at large at the New York Legal Assistance Group, gives an update and answers your questions.

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New Jersey News

FEMA Flood Maps Point to Changes in Coastal Construction

Monday, December 24, 2012

As homeowners who suffered losses from Sandy start to rebuild following the storm, FEMA has released new flood maps for ten coastal counties in New Jersey. New maps for New York City and Westchester are expected soon.

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WNYC News

$60B Sandy Relief Bill Advances in Senate

Friday, December 21, 2012

Senate Democrats said Friday they have enough votes to approve a more than $60 billion Sandy relief bill, overcoming objections that it includes too many pet projects unrelated to the storm.

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