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Guarded Optimism Greets FEMA Decision to Reopen Sandy-Related Flood Claims
Scott Gurian | March 13, 2015 | Sandy
Announcement that insurance payouts will be reviewed follows months of growing complaints that compensation was unfair
Senate President Drafts Bill Aimed at Speeding, Streamlining Sandy Recovery
Scott Gurian | March 12, 2015 | Sandy
New legislation follows previous, failed attempt to enact a ‘Sandy Bill of Rights’
Explainer: Why Some Sandy Survivors Have Been Asked to Pay Back Aid They’ve Received
Scott Gurian | March 10, 2015 | Explainer, Sandy
Some coastal residents have found that what the government giveth, the government can also taketh away
Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy
Scott Gurian | February 23, 2015 | Sandy
National Weather Service makes number of changes, but challenges remain in improving forecasts and communication with public
The List: 10 Ways to Improve Tracking, Forecasts of Future Superstorms
Scott Gurian | February 23, 2015 | The List, Sandy
Sandy highlighted a number of areas in need of improvement, but many of them have yet to be corrected
Profile: Why 12 Million People Want to Know What Gary Szatkowski Has to Say
Scott Gurian | February 11, 2015 | Profiles
The top meteorologist in the New Jersey area keeps more than his eye on the sky for four states
Housing Advocates Criticize Christie Administration’s Handling of Sandy Recovery
Scott Gurian | February 5, 2015 | Sandy
Groups call for changes to ensure more fairness, effectiveness, and transparency
Wetlands Development Plans in Holgate Worry Residents of LBI, Environmentalists
Scott Gurian | February 4, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Amid concerns that more building could increase vulnerabilities to storms, developer pledges to preserve land
White House: Construction in Coastal Areas Must Factor in Climate Change
Scott Gurian | February 2, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Move could make Jersey Shore communities less vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Sandy
Attention Must Be Paid to Bayside Flooding at Jersey Shore, Reports Army Corps
Scott Gurian | January 30, 2015 | Sandy
NJ’s barrier islands at high risk, in part because of vulnerability to rising waters in back bays, not just storm surges on ocean side
Explainer: Why Many Sandy Victims Are Frustrated With Their Insurance Companies
Scott Gurian | January 20, 2015 | Explainer, Sandy
Thousands say they were underpaid on claims, while insurers argue homeowners didn't understand coverage or homes had previous damage
Obama’s Cuba Announcement Continues to Send Ripples Through New Jersey
Scott Gurian | January 16, 2015 | Politics, Social
Cuban-Americans in the Garden State and their relatives on the island react to the thawing of relations
The List: 10 State Laws Proposed as a Direct Result of Superstorm Sandy
Scott Gurian | January 12, 2015 | The List, Sandy
The devastating storm spawned surge of legislation to address infrastructure vulnerabilities and systemic weaknesses
Elusive 'Substantial Damage' Letter a Stumbling Block for Some Sandy Survivors
Scott Gurian | December 18, 2014 | Sandy
Two years after the storm, some homeowners still face consequences of problems from early in the recovery
Christie Administration Announces Spending Plan for Next Batch of Sandy Aid
Scott Gurian | December 18, 2014 | Sandy
Focus remains on funding unmet needs of homeowners and renters
Profile: She Aims to Save, Restore NJ's Waters -- Not Just at Jersey Shore
Scott Gurian | December 10, 2014 | Profiles
Executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper leads preservation and cleanup efforts focused on NY/NJ harbor estuary and tidal rivers and bays of Bayshore region
FEMA Responds to Complaints From Sandy Victims, Agreeing to Consider Reforms
Scott Gurian | December 8, 2014 | Sandy
Agency announces plan of action, including new advocate, and will reopen nearly 300 closed claims
Private Donations Fuel New Jersey’s Long-Term Recovery from Hurricane Sandy
Scott Gurian | December 4, 2014 | Sandy
Two years after the storm, a look at where the money went and what lessons we can learn
Explainer: New Jersey’s Plan to Fortify Its Coast Still Faces Roadblocks
Scott Gurian | November 26, 2014 | Explainer, Sandy
State wants to build dunes, but hundreds of homeowners remain unwilling to grant easements
The List: Top Private Donations Made Toward NJ's Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Scott Gurian | November 24, 2014 | The List, Sandy
Though dwarfed by federal aid, nonprofit grants and donations have played a vital role
Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?
Scott Gurian, Eve Troeh, and Janet Babin | October 30, 2014 | Sandy
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned
Two Years After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey’s Recovery Trudges Along
Scott Gurian | October 29, 2014 | Sandy
Christie administration highlights progress while some storm victims grow increasingly impatient
Explainer: Why Sandy Aid Has Taken So Long to Reach People Impacted by Storm
Scott Gurian | October 7, 2014 | Explainer, Sandy
Nearly two years after the historic hurricane hit New Jersey, a look at what’s holding up the money
The List: Ten Warnings About Potential Impact of Climate Change in New Jersey
Scott Gurian | September 22, 2014 | Energy & Environment, The List
According to these reports, now’s the time to act to prevent sea-level rise -- and worse
Profile: Weathering the Storm -- Sea Bright and Its Volunteer Mayor
Scott Gurian | September 17, 2014 | Profiles
With her home destroyed by the storm, Dina Long knows firsthand the heartache and hard work involved in recovering from Hurricane Sandy
Problems with Repetitive Flooding Mean Recurring Losses for Inland New Jersey
Scott Gurian | September 2, 2014 | Energy & Environment
It lacks the drama and damage of Hurricane Sandy, but repeated flooding is taking a heavy toll on houses and businesses far from the shore
Explainer: The Facts About Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in New Jersey
Scott Gurian | September 2, 2014 | Explainer
By the end of the century, the Garden State's current coast could be under more than three feet of water
Despite Delays in Sandy Aid, Christie Administration Cites ‘Substantial Progress’
Scott Gurian | August 6, 2014 | Sandy
Only about one-third of federal storm-relief funding received by state has been awarded to NJ hurricane victims
Profile: Preservation and Resilience on New Jersey's Delaware Bayshore
Scott Gurian | July 30, 2014 | Profiles
Meghan Wren wants to share rich cultural heritage of the Bayshore, and ensure that it gets its fair share of Sandy recovery funds
State Revises Sandy Fund for Backup Generators, After Lengthy Review
Scott Gurian | July 14, 2014 | Sandy
Hoboken, Jersey City and Atlantic City to Receive More, While Other Places See Awards Cut
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