Superstorm Sandy News

U.S. Hurricane Victims Want Improved Disaster Relief, With Faster Money, Less Red Tape

Survivors of storms that pounded several U.S. states say the nation’s disaster aid system is broken and that they want reforms to get money into victims’ hands faster, with less red tape. On the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall …

Post-Sandy Repairs Help Some But Maybe Not Enough for Next Big Storm

After Superstorm Sandy struck the northeast U.S. in 2012, an unprecedented effort began to fortify the densely populated coastline against the next big storm. Thousands of homes were raised on pilings. Concrete and steel walls meant to help hold back …

A Decade After Sandy, New York City Resiliency Projects, Spending Lag: Comptroller

Ten years after Superstorm Sandy pounded New York City’s coastal areas, taking 43 lives and causing $19 billion in damages, many resiliency projects remain years from completion and billions of dollars in recovery funds remain unspent. According to a report …

$52B Movable Barriers, Storm Gates Eyed for Waterways Hit by Sandy

A decade after Superstorm Sandy pummeled New York and New Jersey in one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, the federal government is proposing a $52 billion plan to build movable barriers and gates across bays, rivers and other …

To Protect a Community from Climate Change, New York is Elevating a Park

Superstorm Sandy flooded lower Manhattan in 2012 with nearly 5 feet (1.5 m) of water, swamping the city’s subway and destroying homes and businesses. The storm and its aftermath were a wake-up call that New York City was not immune …

New Jersey Court Rules Against Artist Peter Max Over Damaged Works

A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday ruled against famed pop artist Peter Max in a dispute over millions of dollars’ worth of his works that were damaged in a warehouse during Superstorm Sandy. The German-born Max, whose distinctive psychedelic …

U.S. to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight New Jersey Back Bay Flooding

The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in New Jersey that gets comparatively less …

Court Rules New Jersey Transit Due $300M in Sandy Damage Coverage

New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that New Jersey Transit has the right to an additional $300 million in insurance coverage based on damage it sustained during Superstorm Sandy. The ruling upheld a lower court’s decision that rejected the claims …

Viewpoint: How the Northeastern U.S. Private Flood Market Can Close the Coverage Gap

The northeastern U.S. is one of the key areas of the country at risk for flooding, as evidenced by the billions in losses from Superstorm Sandy, which saw more than $8.1 billion in 144,000 NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) claims. …

Chubb Not Responsible for Superstorm Sandy Damage to Two Insureds’ Homes

A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their policies. In October 2012, Superstorm …