Hurricane Sandy

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Sunday,October 28, 2012

  • Thermal ducting and other unusual atmospheric conditions associated with the storm are already causing reception problems for our listeners.
  • The Oneonta translators are off the air due to a power outage on Hartwick Campus

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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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Hudson Valley News
1:46 am
Fri February 1, 2013

NYC Offers Help for Mold After Sandy

Credit Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is launching a $15 million program to clean up at least 2,000 homes contaminated with mold because of flooding during Superstorm Sandy. Storm victims enrolled in the program will be able to get their homes scrubbed of mold for free by private contractors. Money for the project is being put up by three charities: The American Red Cross, the Robin Hood Foundation and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. No federal, state or city tax dollars are involved. The work is being overseen by a nonprofit development company. Mold has become a problem in flood-ravaged parts of the city, and the cost of properly removing the stuff can be substantial. And unlike other types of damage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency does not cover mold remediation.

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Hudson Valley News
7:24 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

The Tri-State Area Awaits Sandy Disaster-Relief Funds

Credit Tommy Miles, Flickr

President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. The U.S. Senate approved the bill Monday after the House earlier this month had stripped the bill of spending unrelated to disasters.

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WAMC News
7:48 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

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

Yesterday the Senate cleared the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers say the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region's worst storms. The House passed the bill two weeks ago.

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