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Sandy

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
Residents of Tiny Community Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy Now Face Big Decision
WHYY/NewsWorks | July 9, 2014 | Sandy
State offers $10 million buyout of nearly four-dozen properties destroyed or severely damaged by superstorm
Is Sandy Debris in Roxbury's Fenimore Landfill Poisoning Town's Children, Adults?
Scott Gurian | July 8, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Environmentalists blame state and say new rules are needed
American Red Cross Won’t Divulge How It Spent Millions in Sandy Aid
June 27, 2014 | Sandy
Says how it raised and distributed funds is ‘confidential information’ protected by ‘trade secret’ provisions
Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York?
Scott Gurian and Matthew Schuerman | June 19, 2014 | Sandy
Investigation finds funding formula benefited NY in multiple ways; NJ officials remain confused
The List: Ten Ways Sandy’s Impact Continues to Be Felt At the Jersey Shore
Scott Gurian | June 17, 2014 | The List, Sandy
As the second summer since the storm begins, residents say some things still aren’t back to normal
Tell Us What's Different about the Jersey Shore
Scott Gurian | June 13, 2014 | Sandy
Eighteen months after Sandy, we want to know how the Shore has changed for you
NJ Transit Officials Address Storm Preparedness, Bus-Commuter Complaints
Andrea Bernstein/WNYC and Kate Hinds/WNYC | June 13, 2014 | Transportation, Sandy
Emergency plan includes details previous plan lacked
Feds Award $400 Million for Storm Resiliency Projects in Hoboken, Meadowlands
Scott Gurian | June 3, 2014 | Sandy
Announcement by HUD caps off a year-long, regional design competition for funding
As Tourists Flock to Shore, Need to Protect Endangered Nesting Birds Poses Dilemma
June 3, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
Those rebuilding storm-battered NJ beaches and dunes try to balance needs of wildlife and people