Superstorm Sandy News

New Jersey Hotel to Pay $65K in Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. New Jersey state officials claimed …

New York’s Breezy Point Dune Plan Passes First Review

A multimillion-dollar request to the federal government for a grant to build a dune system and other coastal protections for a Queens, New York, neighborhood that lost 355 homes to fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy is moving forward, the …

NYC Mayor: Be Prepared for Peak Hurricane Season

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins June 1 but New York City is most vulnerable from August to October. De Blasio handed …

FEMA Administrator Questioned Over Sandy Flood Claims

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday. The …

N.Y. Announces $175M Fund to Cover Local Costs of Post-Sandy Rebuilding

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday $175 million in funding to cover local governments’ costs to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy. When participating in FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program, local governments and public entities are …

NYC Sandy Rebuilding Is Now on Track, Mayor de Blasio Says

An often-criticized initiative to rebuild Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes has started work on more than 130, finished 30 and dispensed more than $6.3 million to reimburse homeowners for reconstruction costs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. He said …

Work Begins on Steel Sea Wall for 2 Sandy-Devastated Towns in N.J.

Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall last week, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities …

S&P Green Lighting Climate Risk Mitigation

The scope of how a company manages its risk in the face of a changing global climate will become an ever-greater factor in the company’s worth. Whether or not they believe in climate change, business leaders face having to take …

New Jersey Senate Fails to Override Sandy ‘Bill of Rights’ Veto

The New Jersey Senate has failed in its effort to override Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto of the Superstorm Sandy “Bill of Rights” legislation. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney pushed the measure, which was crafted by Democrats who were …

Report: NYRR Received $15M for Cancelled NYC Marathon in 2012

The New York Road Runners (NYRR), a nonprofit group that organizes the annual New York City Marathon, received $15 million in insurance proceeds from Lloyd’s of London for the cancelled New York City marathon in 2012, according to a report …