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Many Still Await Help, Wrapped in Hurricane Sandy Web of Bureaucracy

Excerpt of an article from silive.com: South Beach Resident Christina Steier has been waiting two years for the Build it Back program to help repair the lower level of her two-family home that Hurricane Sandy destroyed. Continue reading

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Watch Dramatic Video of Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction, Island’s Spirit in Face of Adversity

Excerpt of an article from silive.com: It will be two years since Staten Island felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, a storm so powerful it changed some resident’s lives forever. Continue reading

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Remains of Hurricane Ana to Bring Rain, Winds to B.C. Coast

Excerpt of an article from Global News: B.C. is bracing for harsh weather as what remains of Hurricane Ana is set to hit the coast by Monday night. However, the source of the subtropical moisture has been cut off and no rainfall warnings are expected. Continue reading

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IBHS Urges Consumers to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has issued an advisory to residents in affected areas to rebuild and repair their communities, homes and businesses to be stronger and more hurricane-resistant. IBHS recommends specific guidelines for “Rebuilding and Repairing Safer and Stronger Post-Sandy,” which focus on several components, including well-protected doors and windows with impact-resistant glass or shutters. Additionally, the report calls … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Among Weakest in Decades

Excerpt of an article from ABC News: This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the weakest in decades with only five named storms in the region so far this year. Continue reading

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UM’s New Research Tank Might Hold Key to Hurricane Forecasts

Excerpt of an article from the Miami Herald: When hurricanes sweep across the ocean’s surface, they whip up a foamy mix of sea and air, swapping energy in a loop that can crank up the force of powerful storms. Continue reading

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The $100 Billion Whammy: An East Coast Hurricane That Might Just Happen

Excerpt of an article from JLC Online: With an official damage tally of $65 billion, Hurricane Sandy was the second most destructive storm in U.S. history, falling behind only Hurricane Katrina at $108 billion. But Sandy was not the worst storm imaginable for the eastern coast of the U.S. In fact, says a recent study from reinsurance firm Swiss Re, a storm that actually roared up the U.S. coast almost two centuries ago would do far more damage than Sandy did, were that storm to occur in the present day. Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Remains Calm, National Hurricane Center Says

Excerpt of an article from NOLA.com: The North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are calm, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Monday morning (September 22). Continue reading

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Hurricane Hugo Highlighted Challenges in Warning Public

Excerpt of an article from WAAF.com: Lives and property – any conversation with a government official about severe weather will revolve around those two words. While technology has made it easier to urge people into making lifesaving decisions, in several ways it is still challenging. Continue reading

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The $100 Billion Hurricane?

Excerpt of an article from InsuranceNewsNet: Imagine a major hurricane far more devastating than superstorm Sandy. The hurricane strikes Cape May, speeds up the Garden State Parkway area and hammers New York City, causing 50 percent more damage along the East Coast than the October 2012 storm. Continue reading

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