From The American Prospect: Hurricane Sandy and the Inequalities of Resilience in NY. An excerpt: ” *** the post-Sandy experiences of one section of NY provided important clues about how low-income residents and people of color fare after natural disasters.”
Note: In case you have as much trouble as I did downloading the file, let me know. I now have a saved copy.
From the NYTimes, In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’
As FEMA revises the maps to account for climate change, deciding who is in the flood zone will be a battle with millions of dollars at stake.
(1) From the Claims Journal: Officials Reflect on Superstorm Sandy 5 Years Later
(2) From the Guardian: Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’. Survivors of the 2012 storm remain haunted. As hurricanes continue to batter the US, many say plans to mitigate climate change have not gone far enough: ‘People need to open their eyes’
(3) From the New Yorker: The Fifth Anniversary of H. Sandy.
(4) From CNN.
(5) From the New York Times.
This is the last of 3 reports produced by the HS Task Force. Here is the 39 page final report: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force Report April 2017.
According to an analysis released Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization, Superstorm Sandy was one of several “high-impact” global weather events over the last five years whose likelihood was increased by climate change.
Here is the direct link to the WMO Global Climate Report (32 pp).
On May 24th, Public TV (PBS) featured a Frontline special titled “The Business of Disasters.” The hour-long show is available as a video at this URL.
Here is a related piece, also from the PBS source, that provides background re the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Diva would like to have comments from viewers who saw the show.
Ongoing problems and delays in relief and assistance post-Sandy:
- From CBS News.
- Another article in the NY Post had another take. [At the moment the link escaped me.]
See this blog posting, by my friend Eric Holdeman, on the new report: Bolstering Critical Infrastructure Resilience.
For those who are interested in the ongoing recovery from H. Sandy, here are three new reports worth reviewing. Once again the Diva would like readers to dig into the two reports mentioned here and do an analysis or review, because she does not have the time presently to read and critique them.
Of special interest to me is the fact that these documents come from a Congressional Committee. It is the first analysis of post-Sandy recovery that I have seen from a congressional office. Also, it is the first time I have seen mention of FEMA’s National Advisory Council See: Pending Disaster Reform Legislation and a Recovery Report re H. Sandy
In the second report, there is mention of a major (140 pp.) report from the Army Corps of Engineers in Jan. of this year. A website that provides a full text copy, as well as graphics and an executive summary, go this this cite: North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study.