Superstorm Sandy News

More Than 400 Homes Wrecked by Superstorm Sandy Auctioned Off in New York

Matt Price and his wife, Carla, of Babylon, New York, are gambling that the devastation inflicted by Superstorm Sandy will be their key to the American dream of home ownership. The couple was among the successful bidders at an auction …

New Jersey Shore Towns Challenge Sand Dunes Plan as Storms Gather

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s warning of Hurricane Sandy-like destruction of the shore will be tested as the worst storm season in three years approaches and beachfront homeowners delay his building protective dunes along all 127 miles of the state’s …

New York Trains More Than 100K Residents in Disaster Response

More than 100,000 New York state residents are now trained in how to help out during a natural or man-made disaster. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Citizen Preparedness Corps reached the milestone on March 21. The training program …

Homeowners Ask Judge to Rule Against New Jersey in Protective Dune Case

Nine oceanfront homeowners in Bay Head, New Jersey, are asking a judge to declare that the state has no legal right to seize parts of privately owned beaches for a protective dune project. In court papers filed Feb. 19, the …

Lawsuit Says N.J.’s Post-Sandy Coastal Zone Rules ‘Don’t Make Sense’

Some New Jersey residents and environmental groups are suing to try to block the state’s new rules governing coastal development in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, saying they allow too many people and buildings to be put in harm’s way …

Post-Blizzard, N.J. Gov. Apologizes to Official for ‘Crazy’ Comment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he personally apologized after calling a New Jersey shore official a “crazy mayor” and forcefully rebutted critics who suggested the state hasn’t done enough to help residents dealing with the aftermath of …

FEMA Continues to Examine Thousands of Sandy Claims Review Cases

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) still has thousands of Superstorm Sandy claims review cases that are waiting to be examined, latest figures show. FEMA said that as of Dec. 11, the agency has closed 2,694 Sandy flood insurance claims …

N.J. Legislators Approve Bill Preventing Foreclosures for Sandy Victims

A bill heading to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s desk would prevent mortgage foreclosure for New Jersey homeowners whose houses were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The bill, which passed the Legislature on Dec. 17, would prevent foreclosures for up to …

Saving Shore Communities a Risky, Expensive Proposition

The sea is rising. The land is sinking. Entire mid-Atlantic communities are anchored in between, bookended by certain disaster unless a way is found to turn back the tide and save the shore. No one knows how to fix the …

Federal Officials Reopen Disaster Loan Filing Period for Sandy Victims

Federal officials have reopened the filing period for Superstorm Sandy victims to apply for low-interest disaster loans. The Small Business Administration says the move was authorized by legislation that President Obama signed late last month. Thousands of New Jerseyans were …