In this report we take a look at how Philadelphia and the suburbs weathered the superstorm.
The governor put aside party differences, and an imminent election, to praise President Obama as they worked together on hurricane relief.
Property owners and builders in 10 New Jersey counties will learn more about flood hazards in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
We “Googled” an incredible 1.2 trillion times this year.
While admitting that post-Sandy interim housing is a mixed bag, Governor Christie says he’s been pushing for FEMA to issue small business grants rather than loans.
Approximately 10,000 Philadelphia residents are living in flood zones. And that number is only within the city limits.
When a storm hits, governments and utility companies often find their preparations insufficient.
A major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.
Lessons learned from past storms have resulted in stricter building codes and other requirements on the federal, state, and local levels.
Businesses at the South Jersey shore are now part of a “Restore the Shore” effort, to encourage tourism dollars to remain in New Jersey despite the devastation that Superstorm Sandy wrought along some North Jersey beaches.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” says Scott Croft, spokesman for Boat US, the nation’s largest association of boat owners.
For daytime relaxation, try surf fishing on Sunset Beach at Cape May Point.
Gov. Chris Christie says Superstorm Sandy caused $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey.
“I think to bring up beach tags and beach fees…is clearly insensitive at this particular point,” says the executive director of the New Jersey League of Municipalities.
Federal, state, and local governments have spent some $700 million over the last 25 years, pumping sand from the ocean onto beaches to create a buffer between towns and storm-tossed seas.