from Full Focus:

Superstorm Sandy: Before and after

October 28, 2013

It's been one year since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast. A look at before and after pictures of some of the hardest hit areas.

from Environment Forum:

Disasterology 2: hard questions for Breezy Point homeowners a year after Sandy

October 3, 2013

For survivors of Superstorm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast, the Sendai tsunami in Japan and the massive earthquake in Chengdu, China, the scars of disaster are still palpable. I’m part of a group of journalists brought together by the East-West Center in Hawaii to see how the people and environments hit by these catastrophes are faring, one year,  two years and five years later. We began our tour on Sept. 29. Here are the other posts in the series:

from Environment Forum:

Disasterology: Storm warnings that work — a lesson from Sandy

October 3, 2013

For survivors of Superstorm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast, the Sendai tsunami in Japan and the massive earthquake in Chengdu, China, the scars of disaster are still palpable. I’m part of a group of journalists brought together by the East-West Center in Hawaii to see how the people and environments hit by these catastrophes are faring, one year,  two years and five years later. We began our tour on Sept. 29. Here are the other posts in the series:

from Full Focus:

Best photos of the year 2012

November 30, 2012

WARNING: SOME IMAGES CONTAIN GRAPHIC CONTENT OR NUDITY
The conflict in Syria escalated as the pressure to oust President Bashar al-Assad intensified. Hurricane Sandy struck the U.S. Northeast leaving heavy destruction a week before the country re-elected Barack Obama as President. In this showcase, the photographers offer a behind the scenes account of the images that helped define the year.

from Photographers' Blog:

Staten Island’s stories of Sandy

November 20, 2012

Staten Island, New York

By Mike Segar

As New York braced for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy three weeks ago, I was in California for a long-planned personal event. But I wasn’t about to miss what was shaping up to be a major story. I was determined to get back. I found a united flight to Detroit, Michigan, that was still listed as “on-time.” How far a drive would that be to New York? 10 hours? Through a hurricane?... I’ll take it, I thought. Seven hours later I was on the ground in Michigan driving through the night towards New York as winds howled and Sandy was coming ashore. I made it back to a region knocked to its knees by this storm.

from Full Focus:

Surviving Sandy

November 20, 2012

Photographer Mike Segar went to Staten Island where almost everyone he met had homes destroyed by hurricane Sandy. He found they had compelling stories of loss or survival to tell. The resulting 19 portraits show people who were born and raised in stable, long term communities who are now surrounded by devastated remains of houses that held generations of families. Read Mike's personal account of the project here.

from Stories I’d like to see:

Keeping tabs on the Red Cross; Romney’s transition plans; Obama’s next book

By Steven Brill
November 5, 2012

Red Cross donations: Remember September 11

I hope we soon see a lot of coverage of how the Red Cross is using its Hurricane Sandy contributions.

from Full Focus:

Images of October

November 2, 2012

Superstorm Sandy struck the U.S. East Coast leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Hugo Chavez sealed another term as Venezuela's President and the space shuttle Endeavour took its final voyage through the L.A. streets.

from Alison Frankel:

Can governors bar insurers from charging hurricane deductibles?

By Alison Frankel
November 1, 2012

On Wednesday night, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a startling announcement: Homeowners "will not have to pay" so-called hurricane deductibles when they file insurance claims for damages caused by Sandy. In a follow-up press release Thursday morning, after other governors joined Cuomo in outlawing hurricane deductibles related to Sandy, Cuomo's Department of Financial Services, which regulates insurance companies, said that it had "informed the insurance industry that hurricane deductibles should not be triggered for this storm."

from MuniLand:

Can the Port Authority and MTA afford repairs after Sandy?

By Cate Long
October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy blasted through New York City and left a swath of wreckage. The cost of repairing the region’s infrastructure hasn’t been totaled yet, but Joe Lhota, head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), said this: