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Sandy Aftermath

WNYC News

Area of Expected Flooding Rises for NJ

Friday, December 14, 2012

New flood maps for New Jersey predict water levels to climb several feet higher than previous estimates when major storms strike the state.

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WNYC News

NY Elected Officials Continue Push for Sandy Relief Aid

Friday, December 14, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo held a meeting on Friday to coordinate a broad-based push between elected officials, and business and labor leaders, to get Congress to move on more than $60 billion in Sandy relief aid.

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WNYC News

City Teachers Pledge $1B Pension in Sandy Rebuilding

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The president's proposal for Sandy recovery money is currently moving through the Senate, but in the meantime, New York City teachers are pledging to invest $1 billion of pension money in rebuilding. It's part of an emerging trend in infrastructure financing, helped along by former President Bill Clinton.

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WNYC News

One of the Last Sandy Victims Discovered Finally Laid to Rest

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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David Maxwell, 66, drowned when the storm surge from Sandy rushed in from the shore and swallowed his yellow bungalow in Midland Beach on Staten Island. His body wasn’t found until 11 days after the storm.

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WNYC News

Long Islanders Ask Commission to End LIPA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Many Long Island residents and officials want the state to reform - possibly even get rid of - the Long Island Power Authority. They voiced their frustrations at a public hearing on Long Island Tuesday night.

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WNYC News

Learning From Irene, Lessons Guide NY Officials on Sandy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Despite its relatively small cost ($1.3 billion awarded so far in federal aid for the double wallop of Irene and tropical storm Lee), the experience of going through Irene is giving New York’s state and federal officials a leg up on Sandy recovery efforts. It’s also helping them to manage expectations.

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WNYC News

FEMA Deadline in NY Extended to January 28

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The deadline has been extended to apply for FEMA assistance for those in counties declared disaster areas in the aftermath of Sandy.

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WNYC News

Analysis: How the $60B Sandy Aid Will Be Spent

Monday, December 10, 2012

The fate of President Barack Obama's $60.4 billion Sandy recovery package now rests with Congress. Lawmakers in the House and Senate will decide how much of that amount they think is worth spending, and how any funds would be divvied up between states and agencies.

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New Jersey News

Christie Says Aid Request Allows NY-NJ to Use Funds How 'We See Fit'

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Monday that he's happy with the roughly $60 billion that the Obama Administration has proposed for hurricane relief — even though it's a far cry from the $82 billion that the region requested.

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New Jersey News

Ten Years to Rebuild Smarter, More Resilient Jersey Shore, Experts Say

Monday, December 10, 2012

It will take a decade to rebuild the Jersey Shore, and when it is done its economy may be different and there may be a much smaller population, according to a disaster expert who oversaw the recovery of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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WNYC News

OSHA Head on Hazardous Conditions Created by Sandy

Friday, December 07, 2012

The head of New York's agency in charge of workplace safety said he's concerned about the potential dangers lurking in the post-Sandy cleanup efforts.

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WNYC News

Obama Asks for $60.4B in Sandy Aid

Friday, December 07, 2012

The White House has proposed $60.4 billion in aid to states hit by Sandy. It's a figure that's less than the $82 billion in federal aid sought by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of the storm.

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WNYC News

Mayor Says Sandy Funds Won't Pit City Against State

Friday, December 07, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's confident money given to the state for Sandy recovery will make its way down to New York City.

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New Jersey News

On 'The Daily Show,' Christie Defends Relationship With Obama

Friday, December 07, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is hopeful that the federal government will give his state the money that it needs to recover from Sandy — and defended his relationship with President Barack Obama during his appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday.

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WNYC News

NY Commission Probing Sandy Holds Public Hearing

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The commission authorized by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate utility companies and how they dealt with Sandy has held its first public hearing.

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WNYC News

City Tows Cars Without Notice from Storm-Damaged Areas

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Some New Yorkers say their cars are being towed from Sandy-affected areas without warning, and the city confirms, it’s true.

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New Jersey News

Barrier Islands Gas and Water Update

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The New Jersey barrier island communities hit hardest by Sandy won't see full natural gas service until after Christmas, while full water lines may not get installed until after the New Year.

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New Jersey News

Christie Meets With Obama on Sandy Recovery

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie met with President Barack Obama this morning to press for money to help fund the state's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hospitals, Post-Sandy

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul updates the state of area hospitals after the storm.

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WNYC News

Mayor: City Working on Storm, Climate Prep

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York City needs to work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks, and making sure hospitals are better prepared for storms.

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