Category Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Profile of HUD Recovery Coordinator for H. Sandy

In the Wash Post today, there is a profile of the woman who coordinated the HUD recovery efforts for H. Sandy.  I have to say, she surely has been low profile to date; I tracked the Sandy Task Force effort … Continue reading

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Atlas of Meteorological Disasters

The World Meteorological Organization has released a new Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes; Better disaster data enables better decisions.  The Atlas is a 48 page document, available at this direct link. One of … Continue reading

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HUD Report on H. Sandy Progress – update

As of July 2, I still cannot find any additional information about the National Disaster Resilience Competition. But I did see this item of interest on the HUD website: HUD RELEASES PROGRESS REPORT ON SANDY REBUILDING STRATEGY; Report Tracks Progress … Continue reading

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H. Sandy Recovery — drags on and on

From an article in today’s Wall St. Journal: Many Displaced by Superstorm Sandy Still Wait for Housing Help: Rules, Including Some Tracing to Fraud Seen After Katrina, Slow Delivery of Billions in Federal Aid

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Revised Housing Recovery Plan for NJ

If at first you do not succeed, file a formal complaint and try again! New Jersey Reaches Deal on Hurricane Sandy Aid. From the NYTimes on May 30th: New Jersey has agreed to spend more federal disaster money to provide … Continue reading

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“Ten Indicators of H. Sandy Recovery”

From the site NJ.com: See: 10 indicators of Hurricane Sandy recovery. The lead in to the list of 10 follows: Nineteen months after Sandy, how far along are New Jersey and its residents in getting back on their feet? It’s … Continue reading

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Build It Back – just not happening in NY post-Sandy

As was noted in the Lament posting last week, the housing recovery in NY and NJ is going far slower than anyone likes. From the Huff Post, this article titled Doubt Lingers for New Yorkers Devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The … Continue reading

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Feds Have a Change in Mind for Sandy Recovery Money for NJ and NY

I just posted an article about what the new mayor of NYC has in mind to expedite the recovery from H. Sandy. It notes that the mayor  was assuming not only the federal dollars pledged to date but was planning … Continue reading

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H. Sandy Recovery – blame at every level

There is no shortage of people/organizations to blame for the slow and costly process of recovery in NJ and NY. Regarding NJ, recently Governor Christie blamed FEMA. Today, Senator Menendez blames the state government in Trenton. See: Sen. Menendez Blames … Continue reading

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Lack of Progress in Rebuilding Post Sandy

Here are three recent articles about how slowly the recovery is proceeding in NYC.  And of course NJ is having its own set of problems rebuilding.  Here are two takes on the NYC situation: (1) City is slacking on Hurricane … Continue reading

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