Superstorm Sandy

WAMC News
4:36 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Feds Give $102M For Storm Prevention To 11 States

A Brooklyn house damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Oct. 2012
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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 News
4:45 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Biden And Cuomo Urge Importance Of Improving Infrastructure

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Vice President Joe Biden joined Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany today to discuss rebuilding New York state and strengthening infrastructure affected by extreme weather.

Vice President Biden and Governor Cuomo held the press conference in the Red Room at the Capital building to discuss the work planned to make New York’s infrastructure systems more storm resilient, reflecting on the devastation brought on by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee  in 2011.

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New York News
5:50 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Biden, Cuomo To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

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Vice President Joe Biden is set to visit the New York Capital and join Governor Andrew Cuomo for a discussion of the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

The hurricane hit New York in late October 2012, flooding several parts of New York City and Long Island and destroying many homes and businesses.

The state has received federal disaster funds for relief and rebuilding, with an estimated $5.1 billion in the current fiscal year's budget

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Sports
6:23 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Dolphins Beat Cincinnati, NYC Braces For Marathon

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In the NFL, the Miami Dolphins ended a four-game losing streak grabbing a 22-20 triumph over Cincinnati.

Cameron Wake tackled Andy Dalton in the end zone with 6:38 remaining in overtime. The safety capped a game in which Miami blew a 17-3 lead before dropping the Bengals to 6-3. Officials reviewed Wake's third sack of the game before confirming the safety.

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New York News
12:37 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

A Look Back At 'Superstorm' Sandy...

Oct. 29 marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's destructive landfall.

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard with high winds, heavy rain and a storm surge of more than 13 feet, claiming 44 lives and displacing thousands. The Superstorm turned the greatest city in the world into a city of darkness and called new attention to climate change.

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WAMC News
6:29 am
Tue October 29, 2013

1 Year On, Sandy Survivors To Light Up Shore

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Superstorm Sandy survivors are keeping vigil along the water's edge one year after the devastating storm flooded hundreds of miles of coastline and destroyed whole communities.

People will pay their respects on Tuesday to the people that were lost and the places that were destroyed in New York and New Jersey. Elected officials plan to journey to storm-damaged areas.

Some survivors will bring candles to the beach and light up the shoreline. Others will help rebuild homes or plant sea grass on sand dunes.

It's a time of healing for many who suffered in Sandy's wake.

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New York News
6:20 am
Tue October 29, 2013

More Federal Sandy Aid Coming To NY, NYC

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A second round of federal Sandy recovery aid is coming to New York City and New York state.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the funding on Monday.

Today is the anniversary of the superstorm.

Donovan said New York state will be getting nearly $2.1 billion. New York City will get over $1.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants.

That's in addition to federal money that was allocated earlier this year.

Donovan was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler.

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New York News
12:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Hear Us Now? Verizon vs. Rules & Regulations

Verizon lost a minor battle to NYS Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, conceding to give Fire Island customers a choice between VoiceLink and voice over fiber.
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Verizon has lost one small battle with government regulators, but the internet arm of the telecom giant continues its fight to create so-called "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the net.

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Hudson Valley News
7:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Westchester To Receive Funds For Sandy Aid

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More than $2 million in Superstorm Sandy aid is headed for Westchester County.

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New York News
7:02 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Announce Deals

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he and legislative leaders have agreed to a jobs program that would offer tax-free zones to new employers.

But Cuomo says he isn't sure how many of his 10 women's rights measures will be passed in the Senate, or if the abortion piece of the package will even reach the floor.

Cuomo has hoped that many of the elements, including combating workplace inequities and discrimination, would become law in these closing days of session.

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