Hurricane Sandy battered Atlantic coast beaches, but the flip side of the storm, south of the eye where wind howled from the west, chewed up those on the New Jersey shore of the Delaware Bay.
The scientific community is working on ways to better protect areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy 17 months ago. One idea in particular is getting a good deal of attention.
Peco CEO Mike Innocenzo told the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee that 715,000 customers lost power — 40 percent of the Peco system and 70 percent of Peco customers in the suburbs — due to the February 5th ice storm.
But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.
New Jersey acting attorney general John Hoffman says all four had vacation homes at the shore which they claimed were their primary homes.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was complimentary of HUD’s role but suggested there has been a lot of bureaucratic footdragging at the state level.
The Rutgers-Eagleton poll had shown Christie’s job performance on Sandy recovery at 80-percent when he was re-elected four months ago. Not anymore, according to poll director David Redlawsk.
Chris discusses New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s problems with Hurricane Sandy relief, a bill in Arizona opposed by gay groups and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius backtracking on their enrollment goals for healthcare.gov. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
When Michael and Yvette Atkinson look around their home in Atlantic City, there are problems just about everywhere.
Firefighter Mike Lange has binders of paperwork meticulously tracking his efforts to get Sandy relief funds to lift his house in Brigantine above new flood standards. What he doesn’t have is the money.
Chris continues to analyze the media coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and talks to comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller.
Chris reviews yesterday’s NFL Conference Championship games, Pennsylvania’s voter ID law being struck down, and Vladimir Putin’s attempt to welcome gay athletes to the Olympics. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
Gov. Chris Christie, eager to get on with business amid a scandal over traffic jams that appear to have been manufactured by his aides, is meeting with homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy even as the Legislature prepares to issue new subpoenas as part of its investigation.
Chris continues his coverage of the scandals following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as well as a court ruling allowing a girl to join the boys wrestling team and the saga of the “Swiss Cheese Pervert” in Mayfair. He talks to Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine and Gayle Trotter from the Independent Women’s Forum.
As the calendar gets ready to turn to 2014, New Jersey continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.