What Happened When Superstorm Sandy Hit NYC

On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy came ashore just northeast of Atlantic City, N.J., with a wind speed of approximately 80 mph. The storm had the worst possible trifecta of characteristics: an extremely large diameter, strong winds and high tide at landfall, which generated massive storm surge that inundated the coast from New Jersey toContinue reading “What Happened When Superstorm Sandy Hit NYC”

When Nature’s Fury and the Politics of Disaster Collide

Released in December 2012, seven years after the most expensive disaster in American history, this 95-minute documentary film gives you the round-the-clock news coverage and a comprehensive look behind the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, human error, false media reports, political corruption, government bureaucracy, and a substandard physical infrastructure. Using comprehensive analysis of events, hoursContinue reading “When Nature’s Fury and the Politics of Disaster Collide”

One After Another After Another

The United States experiences more than 1,000 tornadoes a year. While most storms are weak and occur in sparsely populated areas, recent storms have inflicted heavy casualties in more populated regions of the country. Moore, OK, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Joplin, MO are the most recent communities to suffer. Tornadoes form when large air masses ofContinue reading “One After Another After Another”

There’s an APP for That

FEMA’s ReadyCampaign and the Flat Stanley Project collaborate on an app to help educate school-aged children on the need to be prepared for emergencies and disasters, as well as what they can do to help their families and loved ones to build more resilient households. By downloading the app, children and their parents can buildContinue reading “There’s an APP for That”

How do you end a story about a day that will live forever?

Do you tell the death count of 24 or describe the estimated $2 billion damage to some 12,600 homes? Do you reminisce about all the times you spent sitting in a musty cellar full of old people telling their own tornado ghost stories that frightened and intrigued you all at the same time? Or doContinue reading “How do you end a story about a day that will live forever?”

Hurricane Sandy Information Clearinghouse

This “Hurricane Sandy” Facebook page is an information clearinghouse for accurate, timely information related to Hurricane Sandy and subsequent recovery efforts. ¬†Since Facebook has changed the way pages shows up in news feeds. If you want every update, you must: 1) Go to the “Hurricane Sandy” page. 2) Hover your mouse over where it saysContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy Information Clearinghouse”

The Perfect $1 Billion Storm

With Hurricane Sandy churning from the South, an early winter storm barreling in from the West, arctic air sweeping in from the North and a full-moon affecting the tides, the mid-Atlantic, New England and eastern Canada, are set for a “perfect storm” early next week. ¬† The convergence of weather has the potential to produceContinue reading “The Perfect $1 Billion Storm”