Superstorm Sandy Did Not Exist

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:52
Two years ago this evening, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, becoming the second costliest storm in U.S. history behind Hurricane Katrina. The media will talk to you today about Superstorm Sandy. They are wrong. Superstorm Sandy did not exist. Everyone loves something new—new gadgets, new cars, new clothes.
Hurricane Sandy Anniversary 2014: Billions Of Dollars In Federal Aid Still Unpaid
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 01:18
Two years after Hurricane Sandy, billions of dollars in federal aid remains unpaid as thousands of households in New York and New Jersey struggle to repair the homes, businesses and lives the storm destroyed. Some homeowners are still juggling both rents and mortgages while they wait for the wheels of the federal bureaucracy to gather momentum and start doling out property rehabilitation and rebuilding assistance.
Great Reads Revisited | Taken Under
Monday, 27 October 2014 17:06
The Virginian-Pilot © October 29, 2014The freak late-season hurricane churned slowly up the Atlantic before colliding with a winter storm system, causing unprecedented damage along the East Coast and earning a place among the most destructive storms in U.S. history. Only Hurricane Katrina was costlier. And yet, two years later, the sinking of one old ship -- and the death of its captain -- remains one of the enduring images of Hurricane Sandy.
Dog becomes nanny to kittens at AHS shelter
Monday, 27 October 2014 07:52
Gallery See all 11 photos » PHOENIX – A dog that survived Hurricane Katrina is now helping those who rescued him. Boots was rescued by the Arizona Humane Society's emergency animal medical technicians after the hurricane nearly a decade ago. Now, the 12-year-old chow/shepherd mix serves as a dog nanny in the shelter's new kitten nursery.
Hurricane Sandy Anniversary 2014: NYC Victims Still Waiting For Home Repair Funding Two Years After Storm Hit New York
Monday, 27 October 2014 03:41
Charlie DePrimo’s modest two-story house is still being rebuilt two years after Hurricane Sandy tore through his sleepy Oakwood neighborhood on Staten Island’s exposed South Shore. The storm sent the Atlantic crashing across hundreds of yards of marshland to his doorstep the night of Oct. 29, 2012, smashing his basement windows and filling his cellar with eight feet of seawater. “Everyone on the block got hit by Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Changing Global Climate Means More Superstorms Like Sandy
Monday, 27 October 2014 01:35
When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012 -- engulfing homes and crippling communities -- many people billed it as a once-in-a-lifetime, freak event. But as the floodwaters subsided and life creaked back to normal, city officials, scientists and beleaguered residents began to recognize Sandy as something more: A wake-up call to a new world altered by climate change and lacking in the most modern protective measures.
Another Report Blasts Federal Disaster Response
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:30
Over the past few years, federal auditors have issued a pile of scathing reports that raise serious concerns about the way the federal government responds to major disasters like hurricanes and floods. The reports usually target the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the flawed way it administers disaster relief. Auditors are still finding improper payments doled out to the wrong people during Hurricane Katrina nearly a decade ago.
Over 100 NL Volunteers Rebuilding New Orleans
Friday, 24 October 2014 16:28
For almost 10 years volunteers from this province have been helping residents of New Orleans rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the effort goes on. VOCM's Terry Hart reports. Since 2007 more than 100 volunteers from Newfoundland and Labrador have contributed over $250,000 in labour helping residents of New Orleans rebuild their neighbourhoods.
Katrina survivor dog helping Arizona kittens
Friday, 24 October 2014 12:55
PHOENIX - Sometimes all it takes to get shelter kittens ready for adoption is a big dog to show them the ropes. Boots, a 12-year-old Hurricane Katrina survivor, is helping young cats at Arizona Humane Society get socialized and prepared for their forever homes. Boots (somehow) sits patiently while the kittens interact with her and climb on her as a test to see if they're good with dogs and ready to go home with a…
Santa Maria del Mar now under new ownership
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:01
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A contract was signed Thursday for the old Santa Maria del Mar senior retirement complex to become property of Barrington Development. The hurricane-damaged complex has sat vacant along Biloxi's beachfront since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Barrington Development Vice President Cono Caranna said they plan to transform the eyesore into a hotel. No word on how much money Barrington Development paid to purchase the building from the Catholic Charities Housing Association of…

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