Even after Sandy and Ida, NYC still lacks a solid evacuation plan for emergency flash floods
New York City council members pressed the city’s climate officials this week about the need for flood emergency plans.
Apr 14, 8:01 AM
NJ residents grapple with abandoning their homes as floods and storms worsen
In one of the New Jersey communities hardest hit by Ida, residents who can’t afford to elevate their homes plan to move out.
Mar 26, 12:01 PM
Grading De Blasio: How He Weathered Being The Climate Disaster Mayor
De Blasio achieved success toward making New York City carbon neutral by 2050, but his administration struggled to break ground on its storm surge and sea level rise infrastructure projects.
Dec 10, 2021 7:00 AM
More Than A Month After Ida, A Family That Lost Everything Is Still Without a Home
“It’s as if it were prohibited for immigrants to attain housing with dignity.”
Oct 13, 2021 11:44 AM
Uprooted, Yet Again: 150 Resettled Refugees In New Jersey Displaced By Tropical Storm Ida
Ida devastated an Elizabeth, NJ apartment complex that served as a hub of refugee resettlement in the region.
Sep 15, 2021 10:24 AM
How To Stop Basement Apartments From Becoming "Death Traps" During Flash Floods
Investigators and researchers are unraveling the mixture of calamities that contributed to people perishing in underground dwellings during Ida's flash floods.
Sep 13, 2021 1:19 PM
Why NYC Was So Unprepared For Hurricane Ida’s Flash Flooding
Scientists predicted Ida’s heavy downpours as early as Monday, but rainfall remains a blindspot when it comes to urban preparedness and climate change resiliency.
Sep 3, 2021 7:00 AM
Remnants Of Ida To Bring Heavy Rain, Possible Flooding To NYC On Wednesday Night
The fast-moving storm is expected to arrive shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, picking up intensity throughout the evening, before tapering off by morning.
Sep 1, 2021 3:50 PM
NYC's Outdated Flood Maps Leave Thousands At Risk For Disaster Bills
The maps haven't been updated since 2007, and flood risk is rising in communities battered by Superstorm Sandy, exacerbated by new building development.
Jul 22, 2021 11:21 AM
Citizens Of Newark! If You Hate Flash Floods, Look To Your Sewers
The city’s sewers were built in the 19th century. Charging fees to warehouse and parking lot owners could help pay for much-needed updates.
Jul 21, 2021 4:51 PM
Subway Commuters Wade Through Waist-Deep Waters As Heavy Rainfall Triggers Flash Floods
"It was filthy water. Completely opaque, a dark gray green with bits of rubble floating in it. It was real disgusting."
Jul 8, 2021 6:50 PM
Meet The Brooklyn Woman Who Single-Handedly Drained The LIE During Monday Night's Storm
We spoke by phone with the "Highway Hero" earlier this morning about her triumphant and lonesome battle to clear the Long Island Expressway.
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 4:37 PM
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