Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn’t spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren’t immediately apparent in the disaster’s wake.
“It’s only one hurricane, [it] can’t beat us,” says Frank Rainey, who has operated a boardwalk game in Seaside Heights for more than 30 years.
The study looked at data from 117 deaths captured by American Red Cross mortality tracking during the time period from October 28 to November 30, 2012.
That’s according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that’s equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high with sewage.
Six months after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, the boardwalk in Seaside Heights needs to be repaired and the Casino Pier’s Jet Star rollercoaster is still in the ocean.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.
One of the main attractions of Atlantic City’s airshow are United States Military team demonstrations, but sequester cuts in Washington have them grounded this year.
A house that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy caught fire on Monday.
Gov. Christie announced on Friday that the U.S. government has granted a Natural Disaster Designation for 14 New Jersey counties following Superstorm Sandy, a snowstorm, a Nor’easter, a drought and other extreme weather between June 28 and Nov. 8, 2012.
The center, located at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, will close on Thursday, Feb. 14th at 7 p.m.
The center released a report Tuesday that attributes 72 deaths in the U.S. directly to Sandy, from Maryland to New Hampshire. That’s more than any hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. since Hurricane Agnes killed 122 people in 1972.
On Thursday, Governor Chris Christie made an announcement in Seaside Heights that the state is immediately making those updated recommendations state rules.
As Jersey shore towns spend millions to rebuild boardwalks wrecked by Superstorm Sandy, some are opting for an additional layer of protection in the form of steel sea walls. But some environmentalists and scientists say the hard barriers actually worsen erosion as waves scour sand at the base of the walls.
On Long Beach Island, there are signs of progress and hope as beach cleanup continues and businesses, like Foster’s Farm Market, welcomes customers.
Craft beer drinkers will soon be able to drink to charity while sending a message to the most hated “woman” on the East Coast: Sandy.
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