Hurricane Sandy

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     Hurricanes are rare here in the Northeast, and forecasters say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will be relatively inactive.  But emergency preparedness officials are urging people not to become complacent when it comes to hurricanes.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Peter Judge, the spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

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Lawmakers from New York say federal funding is headed to rebuild a village hall in Rockland County that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Federal Dollars Head To Metro-North For Sandy Repairs

Feb 11, 2015
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Congressional officials from New York have announced an investment in Metro-North Railroad for capital improvement projects from Hurricane Sandy.

Sandy-Damaged Park Gets Funding Help

Jan 28, 2015
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New York’s two U.S. senators have announced federal funding to help a Westchester County park recover from Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA Grant Heads To Westchester For Sandy Costs

Jan 21, 2015

Westchester County is being reimbursed for some of the cost of removing debris from Hurricane Sandy.

Westchester County will receive a more than $1.1 million Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement Westchester County taxpayers for the removal of debris caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, says the reimbursement is for removing downed trees, uprooted tree stumps, and other debris from public property in and along roads, parks, and rights-of-way throughout the county.

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A village along the Hudson River is receiving federal funds to help recover from Hurricane Sandy.

    

  Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall.

Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do.

In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

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Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York.

The money will fund a variety of projects to protect communities at risk from future big storms like the October 2012 one that pummeled the East Coast.

New Jersey has the largest number of approved projects at 13, including restoration of beaches, salt marshes and urban areas including Hoboken.

New York has 11 projects.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state Wednesday in Albany to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

A congresswoman from the Hudson Valley wants some federal disaster funding to stay in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas. She is among a number of federal lawmakers from New York City and the suburbs making such a call. 

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