Superstorm Sandy

Seaside community and Mother Nature
3:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding

Coastal Resilience Plan
The Nature Conservancy

In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus.  The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports it peers far, far into the future.

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Biden visits Albany
9:16 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo, VP Biden meet on infrastructure rebuilding plans

Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.

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Breach may not be "silver bullet"
4:27 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Fire Island gets $1m to study breach

Fire Island and Pelican Island, N.Y. before and after Superstorm Sandy. The top photo was created May 21, 2009 and bottom photo taken Nov. 5, 2012
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy.  The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.  

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Lawyers scramble, hundreds of lawsuits expected
5:44 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

FEMA won't extend deadline on flood claims

Sandy floods Port Jefferson Harbor
Credit Charles Lane

Despite pleas from elected officials FEMA will keep the one year statute of limitation deadline for those filing claims backed by the national flood insurance program.  WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.

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Thousands face higher flood insurance bills
11:15 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Conn. shoreline property owners facing new financial reality

Rosemarie Sibilio's house after storm Sandy hit
Rosemarie Sibilio

Since January, shoreline property owners in Connecticut have been facing a new financial reality. In addition to the repair bills many are still paying after the storms of 2011 and 2012, including Irene and Sandy, thousands are now facing considerably higher flood insurance bills. The Connecticut Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports this  increased cost of living on the coast has some worried it will become even more exclusive than it already is.

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