Sandy showed coastal vulnerabilty

Sandy showed coastal vulnerabilty – By Michelle Brunetti, Press of Atlantic City PISCATAWAY — Hurricane Sandy showed how vulnerable coastal communities are to storm-related destruction, and models of sea-level rise have made clear the vulnerability will only increase, said speakers at Rutgers University’s “Taking Chances” symposium Friday.But politicians have not taken the long view, and Read More »

Chaos erupts at Christie speech in Seaside

Chaos erupts at Christie speech in Seaside – By Erik Larson, Asbury Park Press SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Chaos erupted at an event commemorating the fourth anniversary of superstorm Sandy on Friday, forcing Gov. Chris Christie to temporarily leave his lectern where he was delivering a speech about the recovery.Christie was at Jimbo’s Bar and Grilll on the Read More »

Superstorm Sandy is not over for these residents

Superstorm Sandy is not over for these residents – By Phil Gregory, NewsWorks Four years after Superstorm Sandy, thousands of New Jersey residents still have not finished rebuilding. Some of them told their stories to an Assembly committee. Penny Ryan-Sesta says her house in Little Egg Harbor Township was destroyed and she’s still not back Read More »

Protesters shout down Christie at Superstorm Sandy event

Protesters shout down Christie at Superstorm Sandy event – By Wayne Perry,  Associated PressSEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Two years ago, on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yelled at a protester frustrated with the slow pace of storm recovery to “sit down and shut up.”On Friday, a day before Read More »

Sandy survivors blast Christie on slow recovery process

Sandy survivors blast Christie on slow recovery process – By MaryAnn Spoto, NJ.com SEASIDE HEIGHTS — Gov. Chris Christie used the eve of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy on Friday to hail the state’s recovery process, but a group of hecklers who took exception to his claims accused him of exaggerating the progress.In a Read More »

Hurricane Sandy Survivors Face a New Threat — from the State

Hurricane Sandy Survivors Face a New Threat — from the State – By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Demands for repayment of grants used for rebuilding, threats of foreclosure are only two of the troubles Sandy victims now have to deal with. Hurricane Sandy is still tearing up people’s lives four years after the storm wreaked Read More »

State Wants Some Sandy Victims To Pay Back Grant Money

State Wants Some Sandy Victims To Pay Back Grant Money – By Patricia A. Miller, The Berkeley Patch Four long years after Superstorm Sandy, some 170 New Jersey homeowners thought the worst was behind them. Until they got the letters.Letters from the state’s Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program, informing them they had to pay Read More »

As Chris Christie tout progress after Superstorm Sandy, hecklers voice outrage

As Chris Christie touts progress after Superstorm Sandy, hecklers voice outrage – By John Ensslin and Jame M. O’neill, NorthJersey.com Still not back in their homes four years after Superstorm Sandy, protesters confronted Governor Christie on Friday, disrupting an event held to promote his administration’s recovery efforts.“I’ve got to shout at my governor to get Read More »

4 years after Sandy, homeowners express frustration, outrage over slow recovery

4 years after Sandy, homeowners express frustration, outrage over slow recovery – By MaryAnn Spoto, NJ.com TRENTON — Victims of Hurricane Sandy unleashed a torrent of frustration and anger at state lawmakers on Thursday over the continued slow recovery process that they say is leading to foreclosures, wasting public money and failing to plan for future storms.Two Read More »

Sandy Victims Still Not Back to Normal Nearly Four Years Later

Sandy Victims Still Not Back to Normal Nearly Four Years Later – By Brenda Flanagan, NJTV News His voice breaking, Sandy victim Joe Mangino tried to explain his feelings.“Two days shy of the Sandy anniversary and the emotions are flowing and I’ve been hearing from people and they can’t deal with it,” he said.As a Read More »