Superstorm Sandy http://www.kunc.org en Time For Superstorm Sandy Evacuees To Check Out Of Hotels http://www.kunc.org/post/time-superstorm-sandy-evacuees-check-out-hotels Almost 300 Sandy victims are still living in hotel rooms on the taxpayers' dime — but not for long. City officials say the program is expensive, and it's time for those remaining Sandy evacuees to move out.<p>This week, the displaced families living in hotels got a letter from New York City officials telling them they will not pay for those rooms after Friday.<p>This was the message they sent back on Wednesday: <em>Heck no, we won't go! Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50373 at http://www.kunc.org Time For Superstorm Sandy Evacuees To Check Out Of Hotels Wiring Damaged By Sandy Caused N.J. Boardwalk Fire http://www.kunc.org/post/wiring-damaged-sandy-caused-nj-boardwalk-fire Officials said a fire <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221832106/fire-sweeps-through-businesses-along-jerseys-seaside-boardwalk">that raged along the famous boardwalk in the New Jersey Shore</a> last week was caused by faulty electrical wiring likely damaged by last year's Hurricane Sandy.<p><a href="http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2013/09/seaside_boardwalk_fire_cause_investigation.html#incart_maj-story-2"><em>The Newark Star-Ledger</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:22:00 +0000 49714 at http://www.kunc.org Wiring Damaged By Sandy Caused N.J. Boardwalk Fire Hurricane Sandy Task Force Urges More Resilient Construction http://www.kunc.org/post/hurricane-sandy-task-force-urges-more-resilient-construction A task force commissioned by President Obama says that cities hit hardest by Super Storm Sandy need better construction to respond to the stronger storms spun by climate change.<p><a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=HSRebuildingStrategy.pdf">In a report released today</a>, the Hurricane Sandy Task Force lays out suggestions like building a more resilient and modern electric grid, new flood-protection and more stringent building standards in the affected areas.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/08/19/obama-hurricane-sandy-rebuilding-task-force/ Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:44:00 +0000 48533 at http://www.kunc.org Hurricane Sandy Task Force Urges More Resilient Construction For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card? http://www.kunc.org/post/disaster-preparedness-pack-library-card In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped the storm's victims turn a new page. Librarians helped thousands of people fill out relief forms, connect to the Internet and make plans to rebuild.<p>The New Dorp branch of the New York Public Library in Staten Island wasn't damaged during Sandy. But just a few blocks away, houses were inundated with as much as 16 feet of water. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:50:00 +0000 48241 at http://www.kunc.org For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card? Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines http://www.kunc.org/post/residents-forced-live-without-landlines Last fall, Hurricane Sandy damaged homes, buckled boardwalks and ruined much of the infrastructure of the small vacation spot of Fire Island, just off the coast of New York. The storm also destroyed many of the island's copper phone lines. But the island's only traditional phone company has no plans to replace them. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:28:00 +0000 47404 at http://www.kunc.org Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines