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FEMA Flood Zone Maps Include 450,000 More Households

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The new maps mean twice as many New York City properties will be in a flood zone.

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Union Beach Flood Control Offers Hope to Sandy-Ravaged Community

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Residents are thrilled by the news, while environmentalists await further details of ambitious waterfront construction plan

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Flood Insurance Hikes Endanger NYC's Shoreline, Advocates Say

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Once they get to $9,500 a year, flood insurance rates could spell trouble for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods along the city's shoreline.

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Audit Says Sandy Paperwork Pushers Got Paid No Matter What

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer finds fault with the way the Bloomberg administration launched Build it Back, but credits de Blasio for improvements.

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Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica Bay

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The massive recreation and residential area on the Atlantic got soaked from Sandy. It will cost more than $2 billion to prevent it from happening again.

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FEMA to Review Every Sandy flood Insurance Claim

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The agency will review about 144,000 claims following allegations of fraud involving the way some insurance companies addressed damage.

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Sandy Hecklers Dog Christie in Iowa

Monday, March 09, 2015

Storm victims crowd-funded a trip to follow the New Jersey governor's presidential campaign.

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Resolving FEMA's Flood Claims Could Cost Billions

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Federal officials have agreed to re-evaluate any Sandy-related flood insurance claim with questionable practices.

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FEMA Begins Settling Flood Insurance Claims

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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On the hot seat after revelations of fraud, the federal agency makes deals with 160 homeowners in just two weeks.

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NY Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to Federal Flood Insurance

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's bill follows a slew of allegations that the nation's flood insurance system is broken.

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HUD Warns NYC It's Too Slow with Sandy Funds

Monday, February 23, 2015

Federal officials warn the city it may lose Sandy funds if it doesn't move quicker. The city says it's a paperwork issue.

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Cloudy With a Chance of Injury: What Meteorologists Learned from Sandy

Monday, February 23, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Forecasters are changing their language to emphasize potential harm rather than what type of storm is coming.

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National Flood Insurance Was Once Just Broke; Now It Looks Broken

Friday, February 20, 2015

Homeowners say they've been systematically cheated — the government promises reform.

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Raid on Engineering Firm Suspected of Undercutting Sandy Homeowners

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Investigators for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman raided the headquarters of a Long Island firm that allegedly falsified damage assessments for homes flooded by Sandy.

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NJ Says 'NO' to Oysters and All They Have to Offer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New York and New Jersey have startlingly different policies on the bivalve, which can help clean dirty waters and mitigate storm surges from hurricanes.

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Two Years Later, NJ Homeowners Still Waiting for Sandy Aid

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Groups criticizing the Christie administration are calling for rental aid for displaced homeowners and a moratorium on foreclosures for storm victims whose grant money hasn't arrived.

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What Happens When a Wetland is No Longer Wet?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Sandy dumped a bunch of sand on a protected wetland and now the owner wants to build on it.

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New Flood-Plain Building Will Need to Consider Sea Level Rise

Saturday, January 31, 2015

President Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing all government agencies handing out federal aid to incorporate stricter building requirements.

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Army Corps Finds Fault with Massive Storm Barriers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The agency that once championed hard engineering solutions now has a lot of good things to say about natural ways to reduce flood damage.

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The Piece of Paper Standing in the Way of This Man and His Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Some 9,000 New Jersey residents have been approved for Sandy aid, but fewer than 300 have gotten funding and completed construction on their homes. 

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