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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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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WAMC News
7:59 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy
Credit Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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New York News
7:39 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Senate sets Monday vote on $50.5B Sandy aid bill

Credit Tommy Miles, Flickr

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Monday on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it. The House passed it last week.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Lawmakers Assess Causes of Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The New York Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation is holding hearings on climate change.  The members are assessing the causes and effects of extreme weather events, and if there are any measures the state can take to mitigate the events.

Last week the Assembly committee held the first of two hearings to gain input on how New York  can mitigate man-made factors that lead to, and reduce the environmental impacts of, extreme weather. A number of conservation and environmental groups testified before the committee.

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