Sandy loss News

Connecticut’s Interest in Berms, Dunes Grows After Sandy

Devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy has sparked growing interest in building berms and sand dunes for protection along the Connecticut coast, a swath of land with some of the nation’s priciest real estate where officials say obstacles include concerns about …

N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Order to Quicken Dune Construction at Beaches

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order to speed the construction of sand dunes to protect its coast from storms over the objections of beachfront homeowners worried about losing their ocean views. The order, which took effect Wednesday, …

Sandy-Damaged Homes in New Jersey Starting to Be Leveled

Along the New Jersey shore this year, the sounds of summer include earth-moving equipment still cleaning up the devastation wrought last year by Superstorm Sandy. Officials say knocking down the homes that are too damaged to repair is a key …

New Jersey Court Rules Against Homeowners in Dune Dispute

A New Jersey town can present evidence of the benefits of building dunes as storm barriers when homeowners with beachfront properties seek compensation for losing their ocean views, the state’s highest court ruled. The Borough of Harvey Cedars on Long …

N.Y. Assembly’s Anti-Concurrent Causation Bill Moves Forward

The New York State Assembly’s insurance committee on Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the insurers’ use of anti-concurrent causation (ACC) clauses in the state. The bill, A07455, is now eligible to be voted on by the entire Assembly. …

N.Y. Assemblyman Takes Aim at Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses

A New York State Assemblyman has introduced a bill that seeks to prohibit the insurers’ use of anti-concurrent causation (ACC) clauses in the state. The bill, A07455, was introduced on May 17 by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park). “In the …

NOAA Report Says Feds’ Warnings About Sandy Were Confusing

Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall, but the warnings themselves were confusing, an internal review found. The gigantic October storm lost tropical characteristics hours before landfall in New Jersey, so the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Demolition Begins on N.J. Coaster Wrecked by Sandy

Riding the Jet Star roller coaster as a girl vacationing at the Jersey shore, Nicole Jones said there was always that one breath-catching moment when the passenger cars swerved toward the ocean, as if threatening to dump riders into the …

N.J. Law Requires Insurers to Provide 1-Page Summary of Homeowners Coverage

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law on Monday a bill that aims to help homeowners better understand their insurance policies. The legislation (A3642/S2502) requires homeowners’ insurers to give policyholders a one-page summary of the policy explaining “notable …

In Connecticut, Sandy Aid Tops $367M; Flood Insurance Payouts Reach $220M

More than $367 million in federal assistance has been approved to help the state with disaster expenses related to Superstorm Sandy, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said on May 3 as other officials highlighted recovery needs along the shoreline. The …