Superstorm Sandy

Prepping for the next Sandy
10:16 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Lawmakers race to keep ahead of house lifting boom

A Westhampton Beach home in the process of being permanently elevated.
Credit Charles Lane

After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water.  Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting.  Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge.  But the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up.  

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Superstorm Sandy federal assistance
3:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Four centers for federal housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy open in Conn.

On Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Malloy announced the opening of four intake centers in the state  to help homeowners apply for disaster assistance from super storm Sandy. The centers are in Norwalk, Milford, Fairfield and East Haven. The state Department of Housing is distributing $30 million in federal relief assistance for homeowners not covered by insurance or FEMA. Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein  says if residents have any questions they should visit a center.

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery
9:07 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts

The mouth of Old Field Creek in West Haven
Jan Ellen Spiegel CT Mirror

As Connecticut continues to rebuild its shoreline after two years of tropical-style storms, the idea that some parts of the coast should not have homes on them is gaining more and more traction with federal and state officials. But local officials and homeowners – not so much.   As the CT Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery
11:27 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Sandy task force recomends beefing up electric grids, suggests federal tax dollars won't pay for it

A report from the presidential task force strategizing ways to rebuild following Superstorm Sandy says communities should plan rebuilding for the coming climate change that includes more flooding and more storms.

Host: WSHU Morning Edition's Tom Kuser

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery
8:54 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Sandy lawyers start urging lawsuits

Breezy Point, NY (Oct. 30th 2012)
Credit Charles Lane

Lawyers working with Superstorm Sandy victims are warning of fast approaching insurance deadlines. The pro bono Disaster Relief Clinic at Touro Law School is beginning to push clients toward suing insurance companies in order to keep from getting shortchanged.

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