Hurricane Sandy

How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters

How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters
In a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the first things you're likely to reach for is your cellphone. Landlines are disappearing. More than 30 percent of American households now rely exclusively on cellphones.
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NY Governor Cuomo Designates $27M in Disaster Relief Funds to Provide Temporary Jobs to the Displaced

NY Governor Cuomo Designates $27M in Disaster Relief Funds to Provide Temporary Jobs to the Displaced
New York Governor and possible 2016 Presidential Candidate Andrew Cuomo is designating part of the state’s $27.7 million in disaster relief funds to provide temporary jobs for those who became unemployed because of the Hurricane Sandy.
The grant is being used to hire additional clean up help in the Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. The National Emergency Grant will provide temporary jobs for 5,000 workers.
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Tons Of Trash From Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy left enough debris across New York to fill three football stadiums. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is working to clean it up.
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Occupy Sandy Builds on Longstanding Progressive Tradition

Some people were shocked when Occupy Wall Street — a protest movement that aimed to expose the excessive power of the financial industry and its corrupting influence on government — suddenly came to life through grassroots efforts to bring relief to individuals and communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
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Homeless Family Population Soars By 10% After Sandy

Thanks to Sandy, November saw the ranks of the homeless surge all along the East Coast, from North Carolina to Massachusetts. And despite massive relief efforts by every level of government and countless aid agencies, more than a week after the storm ended tens of thousands of families...
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Christie's Disaster Fund Looks like a Disaster

In the wake of instantly launching on November 3 the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund (HSNJRF), Governor Christie and his wife, who serves as Chair of the fund, appear to be on shaky legal ground and to have created a foundation which is not advisable, which is rife with potential conflicts of interest, and which need not provide much transparency.
Legal Status
The legal status of this organization remains in question regarding both State and Federal law.
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NY’s Ongoing Blackout: Hospitals in Lower Manhattan

Long after power is restored from Sandy, the effect of another more-precarious outage is still taking shape: Some of the largest hospitals in lower Manhattan remain shuttered. Other hospitals are scrambling to fill the gap, and concern is rising that the patchwork system can't last for long.
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Climate Refugees in America

This is a chilling video of a voicemail from a Hurricane Sandy victim in the Long Island neighbourhood of Rockaway Peninsula. With scientists telling us that climate change is raising sea levels, storm surges and the intensity of hurricanes there is only one way to describe these folks: they are among the first North American climate refugees.
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Guest Author NJ Senator Loretta Weinburg: The Week of Sandy Finally Ends

The week of Sandy! It's been exhausting, horrendous, and astonishing in some ways.
President Barack Obama has shown us all what a great leader does in times of crisis. He has a terrific FEMA agency, and they were on the ground before the storm hit with supplies and equipment. They have been a source of tremendous help with everything from blankets to generators.
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Bloomberg Businessweek Gets It Right: Not 'Climate Change' it is 'Global Warming'

Bloomberg Businessweek Gets It Right: Not 'Climate Change' it is 'Global Warming'
Those crazy, radical hippies at Bloomberg Businessweek have gone and done it. With the blunt, no-nonsense cover that likely already appeared on your Facebook feed or Twitter stream or Tumblr dashboard, Businessweek dared state with certainty what so many media outlets have nervously danced around in their coverage of Superstorm Sandy:
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