Category Archives: Hurricane Sandy

“Forget Sandy, Worst is Yet to Come”

The article titled Forget Sandy, the Worst Is Yet to Come is a news account of a Swiss Re Insurance Co. report. Some excerpts: The chilling insurance company report * * * cautions that Hurricane Sandy was nothing more than … Continue reading

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Questions re H. Sandy Task Force Report and Outcomes

What ever happened to the many recommendations make in the H. Sandy Task Force Report?  It has been slightly more than one year since the issuance of the Task Force’s report. At that time the Diva was optimistic about the … Continue reading

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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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