superstorm sandy

Apr 21, 2014

Survey: Third of storm-touched businesses in red after Sandy

When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy's effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement.

Nov 1, 2013

Obama signs order on response to climate change

WASHINGTON — A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters. The executive order establishes a task force of state and local officials, including Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, to advise the administration on […]

Oct 24, 2013

$162M announced for Atlantic Coast storm defenses

GALLOWAY, N.J. — A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. The money will help restore marshes and wetlands and rebuild shorelines to reduce the impact of storms like Sandy, which caused an estimated $65 billion in […]

Oct 23, 2013

Some small businesses still wait for Sandy grants

NEW YORK — A year after Superstorm Sandy sent more than six feet of ocean water into their ice cream store and destroyed everything inside, Brian and Michelle McMullin are still waiting to hear if they’ll get grant money from New Jersey to help pay rebuilding costs. But 60 miles away, in New York City, […]

Aug 6, 2013

Western Md. trail closed as Sandy’s effects linger

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s closing a popular western Maryland hiking trail because of lingering damage from Superstorm Sandy more than nine months ago. Maryland Forest Service Director Steven Koehn told the Cumberland Times-News Monday that the agency decided to close the 17-mile Big Savage trail after six hikers got […]

Apr 18, 2013

Money for Sandy recovery won’t go to Smith Island

CRISFIELD — State officials say federal grant money for Marylanders whose homes were damaged during Superstorm Sandy won’t go to people who live on Smith Island. Officials said in a meeting this week in Crisfield that $8.6 million will be directed to Somerset County for recovery efforts. Of that total, The Daily Times of Salisbury […]

Feb 12, 2013

Report: Sandy was U.S.’s 2nd-costliest hurricane

NEWARK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history, according to a report released Tuesday. The storm’s effects reached far and wide, according to the National Hurricane Center report. While Sandy visited devastation on the East Coast, principally New Jersey […]

Feb 6, 2013

Sandy aid includes $8.6M for Somerset County

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s two U.S. senators are announcing more federal aid to help Somerset County recover from Superstorm Sandy. Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin said Wednesday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will award $8.6 million in Community Development Block Grants to help communities on the lower Eastern Shore recover from the […]

Jan 28, 2013

State replacing Garrett County emergency chief

OAKLAND — The administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley says it plans to replace Garrett County’s emergency management chief to correct deficiencies revealed by Superstorm Sandy. Israel Patoka, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, said Monday that the county needs a full-time director. Brad Frantz has been working on a contractual basis since [&hel[...]

Jan 14, 2013

Restoration work begins on Ocean City pier

OCEAN CITY — Restoration work has begun on an iconic pier in Ocean City that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that workers have begun replacing missing deck boards and railings on the Ocean City Fishing Pier. The next step will be to restore the pier to its full length […]

Dec 14, 2012

Manufacturing output rises 1.1 pct. in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories rebounded in November from Superstorm Sandy, boosting production of cars, equipment and appliances. The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory output increased 1.1 percent in November from October. That offset a 1 percent decline in the previous, which was blamed on the storm. Total industrial output at factories, mines and utilities […]

Dec 10, 2012

Delaware boardwalks escape Sandy damage

DOVER, Del. — Officials in Delaware’s coastal communities don’t have to worry like their counterparts in New Jersey and New York about rebuilding boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy before the next summer tourist season. The boardwalks in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach did not sustain any damage from Sandy, nor did the oceanfront boardwalk in […]

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