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Hurricanes Shaped East River Waterfront Plan
Red Hook: Aid's Not Enough
Hungry For Customers or Aid, Rockaways Businesses Struggle
Jobless Find Hope in NYCHA's Post-Sandy Cleanup
Why the City's Flood Maps Got It Wrong
After Flood, Brighton's Latinos Struggle in Shadows
Reeling Before the Storm, Rockaways Complex Eyes Rescue
Grassroots Groups Have Taken Over Sandy Relief
Bruised Yet Bustling, Brighton Goes On
Homeless Before Sandy, Uprooted By Storm
Stripping Down Not For a Marathon, But For Sandy
In Storm-Battered Coney, a Trickle of Relief Faces a Deluge of Damage
Confused and Frustrated in Line for 'Obama Gas'
Sheepshead Bay Dries Off
Outside Media Glare, Brooklyn Coast Hit Hard
Patience Prevails in Rockaway Beach
Where to Get and Where to Give
Bronx Bruised By Sandy's Power
As City Plants Trees, Benefits—and Some Burdens—Grow
Hurricane Passes, But Worries About Rikers Evacuation Remain
Hurricane Irene formed in the Atlantic Ocean in August 2011, affecting the East Coast states. Just before Halloween 2012, Hurricane Sandy made a direct hit on the New Jersey coastline, combining the power of a Category 1 hurricane with the forces of a full moon, a high tide and a winter storm system from the west.
Just minutes before we arrived, an elderly woman living on the second floor tumbled down the stairs, back first, after tripping over her cane while bringing groceries into her apartment.
In 2008 the city solicited designs for temporary housing for 38,000 households uprooted from a coastal neighborhood by hurricane flooding. Now New York may confront a very similar, and very real, scenario.
Dozens of polling sites across the boroughs have been relocated.
When you think cities and hurricanes, Miami gets the college football team and New Orleans the mixed drink, but New York City is considered unusually vulnerable.
Tina Parker tried to convince her neighbors to leave. “I’ve been in two hurricanes in Alabama, and I’m not taking a chance,” she said.
Even far outside of the Zone A areas, there were signs of the impending danger, though they were subtle. Closer to the water's edge, the menace felt very real.
The mandatory partial evacuation announced this afternoon is the first in history for a city that has always been extremely vulnerable to—if rarely visited by—hurricanes.
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The lessons of New York City’s water supply system are instructive as the city addresses the equally profound challenge of adapting to climate change.
67 percent of U.S. households were in counties hit by extreme weather events that cost over $1 billion in 2011-2012
What if the most densely residential city in the country loses hundreds of thousands of homes in a few hours? What if millions are left with nowhere to live, to work, or to go to school? What if subways flood, streets close, and whole neighborhoods are submerged by up to 23 feet of ocean water and battered by 130 mile-per-hour winds? What if New Yorkers need a place to live during years of reconstruction?
Jobless Find Hope in Post-Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up
From Gerritsen to Coney, trusted local organizations and ad-hoc operations have stepped into a void left by overstretched city departments and low-profile federal agencies.