hurricane sandy

Latest News
6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort Under Way in New Orleans

New Orleanians rally to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

A private relief effort is under way in New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York. It’s being run by former New Yorkers who’ve seen how New Orleans handles hurricane recovery.

Read more
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond
4:15 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

Victims of Superstorm Sandy wait in line to apply for recovery assistance at a FEMA processing center Friday on New York's Coney Island. The agency has been praised for its response to the storm.
Bebeto Matthews AP

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 12:22 pm

Following Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has received good grades from politicians and even some survivors of the storm. In part, that's due to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.

For Staten Island resident Deb Smith, whose house was flooded by the storm surge from Sandy, FEMA has been a savior.

Read more
Andre Perry Commentary
4:51 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Your Education Vote

Dr. Andre Perry

I’m repeatedly asked, “Which Presidential candidate offers the best set of educational policies?” After Katrina and now in the context of Hurricane Sandy I reply, “The candidate who sees people stuck on rooftops more as citizens than as test-takers.”

Read more
Latest News
6:08 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Army Corps Sends 'National Unwatering SWAT Team' To Help With NYC Subway

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 7:37 pm

"The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night."

That's how Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, explained the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy to the venerable mass transit system on Tuesday.

The problem is so big that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had deployed an elite 12-member team to help out.

Read more
The Two-Way
12:40 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Robert Ray AP

Even though Sandy has switched from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone, it's still a formidable storm. The latest forecast predicts strong winds and coastal storm surges up to four feet in some places. Areas from the eastern Great Lakes region to the mid-Atlantic and up to southern New England can also expect an additional inch of rain.

Read more
3:48 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How Does Hurricane Sandy Compare to Hurricane Katrina?

Lead in text: 
From our partners at The Takeaway, from WNYC: Lt. General Russel Honoré weighs in with how Hurricane Sandy is similar to and different from Katrina, and shares his biggest concerns for before, during and after Sandy hits land.
Lt. General Russel Honoré knows a thing or two about hurricanes. Honere was commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, where he was responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina-affected areas across the Gulf Coast. He weighs in with how this hurricane is similar to and different from Katrina and shares his biggest concerns for before, during and after Sandy hits land.