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WNYC News

Summer, But Some New Jersey Towns Still Deserted

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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

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Transportation Nation

Why the L Train Broke Monday... And Why It Might Keep Happening

Monday, June 17, 2013

WNYC

A sight you do not want to see in the morning as you're walking down Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn toward the L train subway stop is a long line of commuters outside the local livery cab dispatch station. It can only mean one thing: the trains aren't moving. That's what happened Monday morning. Now the question is: will it keep happening? 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Climate Plan Includes Elderly Database

Monday, June 17, 2013

The climate resiliency plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg released last week includes a database to keep track of frail and elderly who are living on their own in order to assist them if needed.

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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

Anthony Weiner Wins Over Crowd at Post-Sandy Forum

Friday, June 14, 2013

Two days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his post-Sandy resiliency plan to the city, the Democratic candidates for mayor gathered at a Queens forum before an audience that was highly critical of the mayor's record.

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Schoolbook

Rockaway Students Create Post-Sandy Documentary

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sixth graders at the Scholars' Academy in the Rockaway's now have a permanent record of their experiences following Sandy: a documentary they produced with the help of professional teaching artists.

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WNYC News

Just Add Water: Mayor's Plan Calls for Instant Flood Walls

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Temporary flood protection systems have been around for centuries: think sand bags. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's climate resiliency plan unveiled Tuesday imitates more modern systems in use in Europe and elsewhere in the Midwest.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Finds a Place to Store Trains, Out of Flood Zone

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

During the next big storm, NJ Transit will store rail cars at yards in Linden and Garwood -- not the Meadowlands or Hoboken.

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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

Mayor Details Climate Plan, Including New Neighborhood

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his  wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.

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WNYC News

Mayor to Release Post-Sandy Infrastructure Plan

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to unveil a wide-ranging plan Tuesday calling for hardening the city's coasts and other measures to prepare for climate change.

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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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WNYC News

NY Hopes Barcode Wristband Will Help Track Disaster Evacuees

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

State officials are creating a new identification system to help monitor the whereabouts of hospital patients and long-term-care residents during natural disasters and other large disruptions.

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WNYC News

Quinn Pushes for Post-Sandy Reforms

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is parting from the mayor on a key area of disaster-preparedness: whether the city should maintain a registry of frail and homebound residents to help contact them in case of hurricanes or other emergencies.

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WNYC News

Scientist Slams Con Ed Storm Plan

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Con Edison has submitted plans to state regulators to spend $1 billion reinforcing electrical infrastructure. But a noted scientist who studies the effects of climate change on infrastructure says the utility's proposals would leave New York exposed to future storms.

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WNYC News

City Offers Another Round of Sandy Repair Aid

Monday, June 03, 2013

The city launched a new program Monday designed to help homeowners, landlords and tenants still recovering from Sandy using some $648 million in federal disaster funds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hurricane Forecasting; Storm Surges; Sports + Politics

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season kicks off June 1 and forecasters predict a big storm season. James Franklin, chief forecaster at the National Hurricane Center, explains how meteorologists forecast hurricanes and what was learned during Sandy. Plus: a look at past and possible future plans to protect the city from storm surges; how to prolong life in an era of limited resources; and the common ground between sports and politics.

Transportation Nation

A Train Service to the Rockaways To Be Restored at Noon on Thursday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The posters are being hung in the subways, so we know it's official: seven months after being knocked out by Sandy, the A train will once again run to the furthest reaches of eastern Queens.

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WNYC News

Broadway Attendance Falls, Another Victim of Sandy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Attendance at Broadway theaters was down six percent in the year-long season that just ended, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Broadway League, and the group said Sandy is to blame.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Memorial Day Report

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We check in with local business owners to discuss the start of the summer season and how Memorial Day weekend went after Sandy. Laura Mercogliano, owner and general manager of Palms Hotel Fire Island, CJ's Bar and Grill and other Fire Island businesses in Ocean Beach , and Terence Tubridy, co-owner of Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, join us to talk about how business was over the weekend. 

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