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Report on Coastal Storm and Flood Risk in the US North Atlantic Region

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in a press release that it has just released the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS). The report brought together experts from Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and academia, to assess the flood risks facing coastal communities and ecosystems and collaboratively develop a coastal storm risk management framework to address increasing risks, which are driven in part by increased frequency and intensity of storm events and rising sea levels due to a changing climate. 49 more words


Met Council Sandy Recovery Work Honored at Citywide Interfaith Federation of Disaster Human Service Providers

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) honored Met Council’s Disaster Case Manager, Khadijat Oluwo, with its Partner of the Year Award.  Khadijat secured the most funds in 2014 for Queens victims of Superstorm Sandy from the NYDIS Unmet Needs Roundtable, demonstrating her dedication and advocacy for the ongoing needs of Hurricane Sandy survivors.   472 more words

Iconic New York Chocolate Company ‘Madelaine’ Finds New Life After Sandy

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Chocoholics rejoice! A New York City chocolate institution has new life after Superstorm Sandy nearly washed it up.

Madelaine, the pride of the Rockaways, an iconic chocolate company that has stirred up smiles for 65-years is sticking around thanks to millions in city recovery and development funds. 449 more words


De Blasio Contrasts Blizzard Response to 2010 Storm, Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to criticism of his decision to shut down city streets in advance of an ultimately underwhelming snowstorm by recalling what many viewed as the Bloomberg administration’s insufficient preparations for the post-Christmas blizzard in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 440 more words

Welcome aboard the GOP 'clown van'

Roger Simon isn’t some left-wing, squishy liberal pundit who genuflects at the sound of Barack Obama’s name.

But he’s written an essay that sums up what many are beginning to sense already: The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination well could provide as many laughs as the 2012 campaign did. 238 more words

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... Natural Disasters

A Facebook exchange between my brother and our friend Larry compared the impending blizzard in the northeast to Hurricane Sandy. For anyone who is interested, here is a link to a post I wrote in the aftermath of that storm. 22 more words


The Musical Things #1

No one ever really feels a song until a certain understanding washes through their veins and soaks their soul with clarity. It was like someone had parked a van on my chest when I heard that song again. 731 more words