Hacking storm recovery in the Rockaways

Jun 13, 2013
A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.

After being removed, does storm debris have value?

May 27, 2013
Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.

Emergencies? There's an app for that

Apr 30, 2013
A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
East Village residents sit on corner of Avenue C that gets cellphone reception and make calls November 1, 2012 as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Six months after Sandy, a Jersey Shore ice cream shop gets ready to open for summer

Apr 29, 2013
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced an additional $1.8 billion in recovery aid for homeowners, renters and small businesses, today. Some of those businesses have been plugging along in the meantime.

The self-reliance movement goes mainstream

Feb 12, 2013
With the world looking a lot more fragile, more people are taking their survival into their own hands -- and garages.

100 days later, many Sandy victims lack homes

Feb 6, 2013
Many New York and New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy face hurdles in returning to their homes of finding housing close by.

How Sandy disrupted phone communications

Feb 5, 2013
The FCC looks at what can be done to minimize disruptions to phone service during natural disasters.

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Globalist Quiz: The high price of natural disasters

Jan 29, 2013
Three months after 'Superstorm' Sandy ripped through the Northeast, the Senate has approved $50 billion in emergency relief. The high cost of natural disasters is the subject of today's quiz.

Sandy-flooded cars: Buyer beware

Jan 18, 2013
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Experts offer tips for how to sniff out a fishy used car.

Ten tips to avoid buying a flood-damaged car

Jan 16, 2013
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Here are a few tips to make sure that you don't buy a Sandy lemon.