Tagged: sandy

Speaking for the Future: Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Offers Final Recommendations

Most readers will recall where they were when they first heard the news: “Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Leaves 28 Dead”. A wave of grief and horror poured over the American public as the news spread. “On December 14, 2012, one of the most vicious and incomprehensible domestic attacks in American...

New Study Shows Hospitals Were Unprepared For Superstorm Sandy

Nearly two years ago, Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast claiming 72 lives and nearly $50 billion in estimated damage. Within the 40 counties declared disaster areas of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, hospitals were found to be ill-prepared. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office...

Progress Report: Rebuilding After Sandy

On June 18th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Sandy Program Management Office issued its first report tracking progress of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’s (“Task Force”) Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy of August, 2013. The Rebuilding Strategy includes a long-term plan that delegates spending and oversight...

Connecticut State’s Attorney Releases Sandy Hook Investigation Report

The Office of the Connecticut State Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury released yesterday its investigation report on the Sandy Hook shootings of December 2012. “The purpose of this report is to identify the person or persons criminally responsible for the twenty-seven homicides that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, on...

One Year after Hurricane Sandy: The Recovery

October 29th, 2013 marked the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Dozens of states were impacted by the heavy rain, strong winds and record storm surges of the hurricane, particularly on the East Coast. The storm created extensive damage and it wound up costing states and local and federal agencies...

Strategies Against Inevitable Superstorms: Extreme Storms Require Extreme Preparation

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released a report called “After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability”. This report details the effects of Hurricane Sandy and discusses a likely future where such so-called Superstorms are the norm. One of the biggest challenges of climate change will be the...

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force has released today its "Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy," a guide meant to help local communities continue to recover from the devastation of the October 2012 hurricane. The Strategy is also expected to serve as a disaster recovery strategy for communities nationwide, especially those faced...

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Plan to Protect New York City from Future Disasters

On June 11, mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, released a new report on the city’s long-term plans for reconstruction following super storm Sandy and for protecting itself from similar devastating natural disasters. The 439-page report, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” asserts that extreme weather, like Sandy, is...

Transportation During and After Hurricane Sandy

The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, part of New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, released a report this month examining Hurricane Sandy’s impact on transportation in the New York Region during and after the storm. This storm “demonstrated the strengths and limits of the transportation...