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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
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
Rutgers-Harvard Team: Sea Levels Rising More Rapidly Than Previously Thought
January 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Melting ice caps and rising global temperatures at heart of wide-ranging study -- which says NJ and East Coast are on 'front line' of crisis
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
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
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
Older Structures Pose Particular Challenge in Post-Sandy Rebuilding
WHYY/NewsWorks | December 2, 2014 | Maps, Sandy
From Jersey City to the Jersey Shore, those renovating and retrofitting buildings must comply with new flood regulations
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
Senators from NJ and NY Accuse Insurers of Shortchanging Sandy Victims
November 19, 2014 | Sandy
Judge finds that one flood insurance company has been deliberately underestimating homeowners’ claims
What New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Experience Has Taught Us for the Future
Scott Gurian, Eve Troeh, and Janet Babin | October 31, 2014 | Sandy
Experts list key lessons learned for handling disasters yet-to-come
Investigations: Red Cross Response to Disasters Was Disaster in Itself
Pro Publica/NPR | October 31, 2014 | Sandy
Famed agency was ill-prepared, disorganized, inefficient, and incompetent when Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac struck U.S in 2012
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
Interactive Maps Offer Glimpse of NJ’s Future as World’s Climate Changes
WHYY/NewsWorks | September 5, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Website created by Rutgers University team also depicts impact of storm surges and coastal flooding on people and infrastructure
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
NJ Slow to Respond With Plans to Deal with Threat Posed by Climate Change
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 5, 2014 | Sandy
Towns in areas threatened by prospect of rising sea levels go it alone, with help from nonprofit environmental groups
It’s Summertime, and Making a Living Still Isn’t Easy at the Jersey Shore
NJTV | July 30, 2014 | Sandy
Panelists discuss progress of economic recovery in the aftermath of Sandy – and the struggles still ahead
Podcast: The Inside Story on How State Mishandled Sandy Relief Funds
July 23, 2014 | Sandy
NJ Spotlight’s Scott Gurian talks about his probe of faulty formula used to distribute state grants
Sweeney Calls Sandy-Monitoring Reports ‘Almost A Whitewash’
Mark J. Magyar | July 22, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Sandy
Senate president, housing advocates demand release of full documentation so public can judge Sandy relief efforts
Reports by NJ Spotlight and NJ Public Radio Help Correct Sandy Funding Foul-Up
NJ Spotlight & NJPR | July 16, 2014 | Sandy
State’s bungling of aid formula left storm-damaged municipalities without fair share of cash
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