Topics :: Hurricane Sandy

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Raise the House, Lower the Flood Risk

By Carole Feldman | Oct 28
Nationwide, insurance claims for flooding damage totaled on average more than $3 billion annually from 2003 to 2012, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The most common way to reduce the risk: elevating the home, the NFIP says.

Little is Rebuilt at NYC Beach Burned During Sandy

By Meghan Barr | Aug 13
On a desolate stretch of sand and concrete rubble in a beachfront community, a lone home is rising amid the ruins of nearly 130 houses that burned to ashes during Superstorm Sandy.

Hurricane Homes at Bargain Prices

By Eileen AJ Connelly | Mar 27
Buyer Beware: Though you may be able to snag a property up to 60 percent off it’s pre-storm price, there are a host of expensive uncertainties to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Fisheries Still Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

By Wayne Parry | Jan 14
Hurricane Sandy did millions of dollars’ worth of damage to the fishing industry, but the National Flood insurance program recently passed by Congress does not include any assistance.

Seattle PrideFest Director Egan Orion Takes a Trip to Haiti, Builds Houses

By Shaun Knittel | Jan 5
Touched by the destruction of the Haiti earthquake, Seattle PrideFest organizer Egan Orion joined Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people devastated by disasters.

All-Star Chefs Rally at "Savor For Sandy" for Hurricane Relief

Dec 6
Chris Scarduzio’s Table 31 Restaurant, in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Chefs and The Star Group, will host Savor for Sandy, a special event to raise money for employees affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Fire Islanders Ponder the Future, Post-Sandy

By Frank Eltman | Nov 23
Fire Island, the 32-mile barrier reef off the southern coast of New York’s Long Island, suffered the destruction of protective dunes and several homes. Now the question is whether, how and when to rebuild, and how the government should chip in.

Vermont Ski Areas to Support Sandy Recovery with Fundraising Drive

Nov 6
Vermont’s ski resorts are launching a fundraising campaign this week in Boston, and online, to help residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impacted by super storm Sandy.

PopUps :: Gaga Supports Equality, Colbert Outs Sandy & Plutocrats Unite!

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 5
Lady Gaga wants you to vote for marriage equality in four states. Stephen Colbert says Sandy is too "in his face" and the Simpson’s Mr. Burns backs Mitt Romney.

Conservative Christians Blame the Gays for Hurricane Sandy

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 30
Conservative Pastor John McTernan (once again) blames a hurricane on the LGBT community in a longwinded, bizarre blog post, along with the advocate for a woman who kidnapped a child and the ever-reliable World Net Daily.

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