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WNYC News

FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Recovery Leans on Charities But Results Inconsistent

Thursday, December 04, 2014

National groups raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the weeks following the storm, but there are still gaps in providing help. 

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WNYC News

Senators: Sandy Homeowners Systematically Denied Insurance Claims

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A legal case has uncovered what could be a pervasive practice: insurers hired engineers to rewrite damage assessments to reduce their payouts.

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WNYC News

FEMA to Give NYC's Public Hospitals $1.6 Billion in Sandy Aid

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WNYC
Four public hospitals are slated to receive the "largest single upfront" payment in FEMA history. 

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WNYC News

Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Friday, October 31, 2014

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

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WNYC News

Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

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WNYC News

The Other Industry That’s Too Big to Fail

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WWNO
New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight
Only a few large companies are able to manage disaster recovery efforts. That's how New Jersey and Louisiana ended up hiring and firing the same two firms.

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WNYC News

Christie Tells Sandy Protester to 'Sit Down & Shut Up'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To mark the second anniversary of Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie yells at a protester. 

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WNYC News

Value of Flood-Prone Property in New York Soars

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Buildings worth more than $100 billion are vulnerable to coastal flooding in New York City.

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WNYC News

It's Been Two Years, but We're not Prepared for Another Sandy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Con Edison says Lower Manhattan won't black out again, but the region hasn't built much of what it needs to be resilient.

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Transportation Nation

In Case of Hurricane, Take the R or the G Lines to Work

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two years after Sandy, the MTA's sealed two subway tunnels under the East River (at least theoretically), but has lots of other work to do.
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WNYC News

Mayor Says Build it Back is Ramping Up

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio went to Sandy-damaged Broad Channel, Queens to offer a progress report on the city's Build it Back program.

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On Being

Nathan Schneider — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, October 09, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Nathan Schneider with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 09, 2014

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WNYC News

The 8% Solution: City Asks for Help to Bolster Low-Lying Coast

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Some 43 miles of waterfront could be flooded on daily basis due to sea level rise by 2050. The city is asking experts how to prevent that.

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Transportation Nation

Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Four of the six tunnels that carry Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan need serious repair work, which would cause major commuting disruption.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy, Through the Ears of Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Artist Laurie Anderson and founder of the Kronos Quartet, David Harrington discuss their show "Landfall," inspired by the events of Sandy.

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WNYC News

Sandy Concern Swells Marchers Ranks

Monday, September 22, 2014

The march had global climate change in its sights. But a local storm's lingering effects drew many New Yorkers and New Jerseyans, and brought some old adversaries together.

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WNYC News

What's the Worst Weather that Could Happen? A Repeat of the Storm of 1821.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New research on a 19th-century storm suggests Sandy was bad but not exceptional.

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Transportation Nation

Staten Island Ferry Gets Major Storm Safety Upgrade

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The ferry system is getting new storm-resilient boats and docking stations, thanks to almost $192 million in federal funding.
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