Hurricane Sandy

Hudson Valley News
8:27 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

United Way Distributes Money to Sandy-Affected Communities

Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

The United Way of New York City is distributing more than $5 million in aid to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Three Hudson Valley counties are receiving some of the money.

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Hudson Valley News
1:15 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

FEMA Sandy Disaster-Aid Deadline is Extended

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the deadline for FEMA disaster assistance for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended.

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Hudson Valley News
11:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Governor wants to require gas stations to install backup generators to pump gas

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes that gas stations be required to install backup generators to power their gas pumps in the event of a power outage triggered by natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy.

The plan, announced on Wednesday, would require that all gas stations within a half-mile of highway exists and evacuation routes have a transfer switch installed and to deploy and install a generator within 24 hours of losing power during a fuel supply or energy emergency.

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Commentary & Opinion
11:41 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Paul Elisha: Carve to all...

With the dawn of this storm swept year of Two Thousand and Thirteen, there’s much more than coastline geography, that appears to have been swept away.  Most of those watching The TV Weather Channel or scanning their I-Pads won’t be aware of it but the Art of Conversation has also been swept away.  Not much of a loss, to those hip-deep in complaints to local officials or state and federal politicos but a guy, named Jonathan Swift, who wrote about this subject more than three-hundred years ago, would counsel that the speediest way to action on any subject is via the path of free and forthrig

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Hudson Valley News
10:17 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Pro-Hockey Team Helps to Restore Rinks Damaged by Sandy

Credit Kris on flickr

There’s a new program with the New York Rangers that will benefit two communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, one of which is in the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
11:51 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

House Okays Sandy Aid for Houses of Worship

Credit U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy to receive federal disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Greene County
11:54 am
Mon February 11, 2013

FEMA denies Greene Co. help following Hurricane Sandy

Credit Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has notified one New York county that it will not be sending down any Individual Assistance Funding for damage resulting from “Superstorm” Sandy.

Battered and beseiged in the 2011 twin storm event of Irene and Lee, Greene county is taking it on the chin when it comes to FEMA aid relating to the October 2012 visit from Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
11:26 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Sandy Task Force Recommendations Include Utilities' Response

Credit NYS Senate

A New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force has issued its first report regarding how to move forward with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. One of their recommendations concerns the response of utility companies during and after a major storm.

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Hudson Valley News
2:09 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

NYS Task Force Issues Sandy Recovery Report

Credit New York State Senate

A New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery has released its first report. The senators have come up with preliminary recommendations to help recovery efforts and assist in disaster planning.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Flood buyouts for 646 upstate New York properties

Flooding in Schenectady, New York due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene - August 29, 2011.
Credit Flickr / Doug Kerr

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With New York officials now proposing to spend $400 million to buy and demolish downstate homes damaged by October's Superstorm Sandy, they say 646 buyout applications have been federally approved for $55 million in a buyout program for upstate properties damaged in 2011 by the back-to-back storms Irene and Lee.

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