Hurricane Sandy

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Morning Headlines: Forward-Thinking Designs Emerge From Ruin of Hurricane Sandy

• Five Design Innovations Sparked by Hurricane Sandy [Curbed National] • New trail connects Philly with wider East Coast network [Newsworks] • Land bank plan […]

Yes, still. Compared to the absolute destruction on many North Jersey beaches, where homes are still empty and entire blocks have been bulldozed, our South Jersey shores fared relatively well (and I say relatively because some people here lost everything). Still, climate change isn't going away, and neither are issues of flood zones and flood insurance, nor the debate of whether or not our barrier island beach towns will be here for the long haul, and what we can do to protect them (i.e. dunes — the Margate resistance to dunes should continue to be nasty). We'll hit the two-year anniversary in October, but expect this to be affecting policy for a long time. I still hear people talking about the Storm of '62. Sandy will be on our lips more than 50 years from now, too.

Sandy: One Year Later

October 21st, 2012, was one of those impossibly gorgeous Jersey Shore days, where even though the thermometer said the temperature was in the 60s, the […]

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Reminder: Your Hurricane Sandy Aid Still Hasn’t Arrived

As part of the big Sandy package the Inquirer ran on Sunday, Amy Rosenberg dives deep into the relief situation. And what she found ain’t pretty: It […]


PHOTO: World’s Biggest Sand Castle

Above is a photo of what is being called the world’s tallest sandcastle, in Point Pleasant Beach, on the Shore. According to the sandcastle’s site–yes, […]


One Year After Sandy, Shore Still Recovering

The approaching anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest storm in U.S. history after Katrina—prompted the Courier-Post to examine how residents are faring after the torrential […]


Tidal Flooding Has Begun Down the Shore

Update 4:36 p.m. Flooding has not, apparently, ended. Here’s another photo of the damage in Wildwood. .@CydneyLongNBC10: Wildwood drivers use caution at Rio Grand & Susquehanna: […]

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Finally, Dunes for the Jersey Shore

Finally. That was my initial response to the news that officials in Ocean City and Mantoloking have started eminent domain proceedings against ocean-front homeowners who […]


Morning Headlines: Loft District Building Goes Up For Auction

What’s nine stories high and a full 156,000 square feet?  The Independence Press building. Located in Philly’s “Loft District,” 533 N. 11th Street has been […]


Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding *Will* Continue Despite Gov’t Shutdown

The Liberty Bell may be going dormant tomorrow, but post Hurricane Sandy beach-building will resume. Glad the government has some priorities straight. From the AP: “Ed […]


Christie Defends Using Sandy Dollars for Seaside Fire

CBS3: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is defending his decision to take some federal Sandy relief money to help businesseshit by last week’s boardwalk fire in […]


Devastating Seaside Fire Had Roots in Sandy Storm Damage

We told you yesterday that the Seaside fire was probably an electrical accident, but it turns out the truth is more complex—and infinitely sadder—than that. […]


Why Jersey *Shouldn’t* Rebuild the Shore After Sandy

Today in contrarianism: The Atlantic Cities has a post up by Columbia researcher Klaus Jacob arguing that trying to rebuild the Jersey Shore is a […]


WATCH: This Old House’s “Jersey Shore Rebuilds”

Kevin O’Connor is just like you. Well, maybe not in the job department. He’s been the host of This Old House since 2003. But when […]


As the Earth Heats Slowly to a Rolling Boil, At Least You Won’t Have to Worry About Superstorm Sandy Anymore

Good news about climate change! Apparently the oven-baking of the Earth will be good for New Jersey! Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood […]


Chris Christie Kills “Stronger Than the Storm”, Starts “Jersey Strong” Ad Campaign

We griped, we complained, and we moaned, and now we’re all getting exactly what we wanted: those annoying “Stronger Than the Storm” ads will cease […]