May 24, 2013 Hurricane Sandy devastated the state's coast last fall. But along 80 percent of New Jersey's shore this summer, "you won't notice any difference," says Gov. Chris Christie. He wants tourists to know that.
April 29, 2013 Roughly one in four cellphone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.
April 11, 2013 When a storm is so deadly that using the name again would be insensitive, a replacement is found. Sandy, which hit the Caribbean and the U.S. last fall, left behind nearly 150 dead and more than $50 billion in damages.
January 4, 2013 A local plan for a global city in a changing climate. Here's what New York could be.
November 20, 2012 Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers came from across the country to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. But the agency was also criticized for being slow in the first days. How do you report on selflessness, something which helps hold our nation together?
November 6, 2012 A close cousin of the military's MREs has moved out of Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency warehouses and into the hands of the ordinary citizens of New York and New Jersey hurt by Superstorm Sandy's bluster and flooding last week.
November 5, 2012 The superstorm began its destructive tour of the American mainland in Florida, and that's where the GOP presidential nominee needs to begin his march on election night. Other states in its path included North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, states where Mitt Romney has a strong chance.
November 5, 2012 The death toll in the U.S. has topped 100 and the number of customers without power still exceeds 1.3 million. Looking for how you might be able to help? WNYC and The Star-Ledger have compiled lists of groups that are assisting the storm's victims.
November 5, 2012 Steve Inskeep is a veteran reporter of wars and disasters with an appreciation for dark humor and the absurd. But how far can you go when you are the host of one of the largest general news shows in the country? Some listeners complained about his comments during coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
November 5, 2012 The beachfront, blue-collar town in Queens, N.Y., was hit hard not only by Superstorm Sandy's raging winds and floodwaters, but also by a massive fire that tore through the area. More than a hundred homes were destroyed as firefighters battled for nearly 10 hours. A local fire commander says he's hopeful Breezy Point will recover but knows it will take time.
November 4, 2012 The fuel shortage that has hit the New York-New Jersey region is expected to continue for days. And many of the runners due to take part in the now-canceled New York Marathon are taking part in relief efforts.
November 2, 2012 Long lines have drivers on edge. Disruptions to the supply chain continue. But steps have been been taken to get more gas to the region through the area's ports. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts things will be better soon.
November 2, 2012 The recovery continues. But so does the grim task of accounting for deaths and the hard work of restoring power to millions of customers.
November 2, 2012 On Staten Island, there's grief after the discovery of two children's bodies. Meanwhile, the storm's economic toll is thought to be up to $50 billion. And, gas shortages are leading to frustration.
November 2, 2012 The produce aisle may not be restocked at the Stop & Shop in Toms River, N.J., and other perishables may still be hard to come by. But rest assured, the local pizzeria is hopping. Geno D's served up more than 500 pies on its first day back in business on Wednesday.