New York, New Jersey Still Unprepared For Storm Like Hurricane Sandy, Report SaysThe Department of Housing and Urban Development’s former regional administrator Holly Leicht recommends 41 improvements.
Deadline Approaching For N.J. Residents Eligible For $180 Million In Grant MoneyHomeowners in the nine hardest-hit counties in the state can use the $10,000 grants for any non-construction purpose.
Red Cross Defends Sandy Spending, Noting Long-Term NeedsSome advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.
Red Cross Sandy Donations Remain Unspent; Jersey Shore Residents FrustratedWhile President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.
Schumer Calls For Infusion Of $900 Million In Federal Aid To Assist Sandy RecoveryThe senator has petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Management and Budget to boost its disaster reimbursement rate from 75 percent to 90 percent.
Two Truckloads Of Supplies Donated By New Orleans Residents Arrive On Long IslandThose in need can go to Amityville High School, where the supplies have been unloaded.
5 Great Ways To Give Back In NYCAfter the skies clear and the water recedes, the human response to a disaster on the order of Hurricane Sandy is to give back. Here are five great ways to do so in New York City right now.
New Jersey Offering Free Mental Health Counseling To Those Coping With SandyGov. Chris Christie's administration announced state and federal emotional stress hotlines have been made available to New Jersey residents and relief workers.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Disaster Relief Information & ResourcesSuperstorm Sandy caused widespread destruction and devastation across the Tri-State.
City To Get Disaster Funds For December BlizzardMayor Bloomberg says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Staten Island for last year's Christmas weekend blizzard, meaning the federal government will reimburse some costs for the snow cleanup.