Topics :: Hurricane Sandy

Raise the House, Lower the Flood Risk

By Carole Feldman | Monday Oct 28, 2013
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 | Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
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 | Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
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 | Monday Jan 14, 2013
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 | Saturday Jan 5, 2013
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.

After Hurricane, Ali Forney Center Makes Sure ’It Gets Better’

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
After the Ali Forney Center’s Drop-In Center was destroyed by floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy, the community has come together to raise funds to rebuild it, including a Dec. 16 concert at XL nightclub.

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

Thursday Dec 6, 2012
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 | Friday Nov 23, 2012
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

Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
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.

Ali Forney Center Holds Nov. 11 Benefit to Rebuild Drop-In Center

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
Following severe damage to its drop-in center for homeless LGBT youth due to Hurricane Sandy, the Ali Forney Center is hosting a Nov. 11 fundraiser at Industry in Hell’s Kitchen featuring Ally Sheedy and Mike Ruiz.