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The List: 10 Groups Still Helping New Jersey’s Sandy Victims Recover

Scott Gurian | March 30, 2015 | The List, Sandy

For many NJ residents, Hurricane Sandy is yesterday’s news; for others, it remains a day-to-day struggle

Community Kitchen Serves Up Hope for Town Struggling to Recover from Sandy

Scott Gurian | March 26, 2015 | Sandy
Pop-up restaurant in Union Beach offers food to storm victims, regardless of ability to pay
Profile: Helping Sandy Victims Rebuild Their Lives, One Room at a Time
Scott Gurian | March 25, 2015 | Profiles, Sandy
Katherine Koehler and her crew make newly rehabbed houses feel a bit more like home
FEMA's Appeals Process Favored Insurance Companies Almost Every Time
March 18, 2015 | Sandy
Federal agency says it will implement a number of reforms, including greater oversight
Hurricane Sandy Victims Sue Insurers, Charging Firms Bilked Them on Claims
Scott Gurian | March 17, 2015 | Sandy
Class-action lawsuits allege companies failed to pay sales tax as part of settlements, costing policyholders thousands of dollars
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
Unhappy Hurricane Sandy Survivors Confront Gov. Christie ... in Iowa
Scott Gurian | March 9, 2015 | Politics, Sandy
Storm victims are intent on raising issue in a likely campaign, but will it stick?
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