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Red Hook

No place took a worse beating from Hurricane Sandy than Red Hook, and it’s really no wonder – it looks like it’s about two feet above sea level. 249 more words

There’s Still No Money In Sight for New Rail Tunnels Under the Hudson River. Blame Chris Christie.

Originally published in The American Prospect‘s Tapped blog on July 22, 2015.

In 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cancelled a tremendously important rail tunnel project under the Hudson River that had been in the works for nearly 20 years; billions of dollars had already been saved up for it. 380 more words

Disasters Displace 3 Percent of World Population in 7 Years

One person displaced by a disaster every second, while one in every 122 humans is a refugee!

An estimated one person has been displaced by a disaster every second since 2008, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone. 511 more words

Global Disasters

To-Do List for Storm Season Can Reduce Home Damage

Summer is not just about backyard barbecues, and lazy days. It’s also prime time for Mother Nature to flex her considerable muscle in the form of tornadoes and hurricanes. 475 more words



Wires and water

don’t go well together.

The hurricane has forced them

to cohabit streets filled

with floating debris,

lumber, children’s toys,

a car, someone’s stove… 48 more words


The Perfect Storm Hits Again

Super Storm Sandy was a devastating encounter in 2012 for Crisfield, Maryland.  It laid ruin to a town already adversely impacted by the economy.  The lunar tide doubled the damage.  1,207 more words


Smells carry us across time and place

Fresh-cut lumber. Stinging sealants and sweet tar paper. The “starchy zest” of Tyvek housewrap. The place is the New Jersey shore in 2012, in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, and the smell is “the bouquet of large-scale home-repair and rehab.” 977 more words