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Liberty State Park Gets a Replacement for Bridge Swept Away by Sandy

January 18, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects, Transportation

Jersey City, New Jersey - Located in Jersey City on the New York Harbor — less than 2,000 feet from the Statue of Liberty — Liberty State Park was once a major waterfront industrial area with an extensive freight and passenger transportation network. In…

National Environmental Leaders Address Lessons Learned from Sandy and the Impact of Climate Change on the Northeast

October 14, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency, Maintenance

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 13, 2014—With the two year anniversary of Sandy just weeks away, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Collin O'Mara…

Rebuild for Resilience, Not Just Recovery

April 29, 2014 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

A new federal framework for disaster recovery would make coastal regions more resilient and save billions, according to Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies…

Over $886 Million Awarded to the MTA to Rebuild Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

January 27, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

The Metropolitan Transportation will finally be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Sandy, and will also be given additional funding to rebuild even stronger infrastructure designed to withstand what the MTA calls “the new realities of extreme weather.”…

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact Measured by Millions of Flickr Pictures

November 5, 2013 - in Analysis, Emergency, Projects

A new study has discovered a striking connection between the number of pictures of Hurricane Sandy posted on Flickr and the atmospheric pressure in New Jersey as the hurricane crashed through the US state in 2012. Hurricane Sandy was the second-costliest hurricane…

After Sandy: A New ULI Report Looks at Mitigating Climate Change Through Land Use

October 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

The reality of climate change will forever change community building, with planning and development decisions increasingly based on strengthening community resilience through what is built, and where and how it is built, according to a new report released…

Remapping Coastal Areas Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

August 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Plans for remapping parts of the East Coast where Hurricane Sandy altered seafloors and shorelines, destroyed buildings, and disrupted millions of lives last year are being announced today by three federal agencies. This remapping plan comes one day after…

Reworking New York’s Flood Map Post-Hurricane Sandy

June 13, 2013 - in Emergency

On Wednesday, FEMA released new, preliminary flood insurance maps for New York City. The maps specify how likely areas are to flood, and the minimum elevation that structures must be to avoid higher insurance rates.The new maps, which replace maps that used…

Google's Street View Car Starts Mapping Sandy Damage

January 6, 2013 - in Emergency

Google's Street View car was spotted Thursday snapping pictures of Staten Island homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy for updated imagery on Google Maps. The car's presence, first reported by the New York Post, triggered an outcry among some residents…

Google’s Street View Car Starts Mapping Sandy Damage

January 6, 2013 - in Emergency

Google's Street View car was spotted Thursday snapping pictures of Staten Island homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy for updated imagery on Google Maps. The car's presence, first reported by the New York Post, triggered an outcry among some residents…