Nick Turse
How Disaster Aid Recipients Voted on Sandy Relief 


By Al Shaw and Jeff Larson, ProPublica, Updated February 1, 2013
"Late Tuesday evening, President Obama signed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, which allocates $50.7 billion for Hurricane Sandy aid. Though the measure passed both the Senate and the House, many members of Congress voted no despite their own states receiving millions of dollars in federal disaster assistance in 2012.”

How Disaster Aid Recipients Voted on Sandy Relief

"Late Tuesday evening, President Obama signed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, which allocates $50.7 billion for Hurricane Sandy aid. Though the measure passed both the Senate and the House, many members of Congress voted no despite their own states receiving millions of dollars in federal disaster assistance in 2012.

Furniture lay on the street in soggy, reeking heaps—the pathetically intimate sight of defiled mattresses and stuffed chairs mixed with mounds of foam, roof shingles, Halloween decorations, and soaked, grease-streaked insulation. Groups of people waited in ankle-high puddles for buses that seemed never to arrive. Here was a drowned cat, there a pit bull with flaming eyes chained to a wrinkled Ford. ‘We Shoot Looters’ read the sign on a house protected by a barricade of storm-mangled cars.
Michael Greenberg returns to the Rockaways, where he grew up, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit. (via nybooks)
The Northeast’s energy infrastructure took a beating from Superstorm Sandy, with power grids, refineries, gas stations, and critical supply lines all knocked out of service for days, sometimes weeks (and in a few places, perhaps even months). But you know what survived the hurricane-force wind gusts just fine? Wind turbines.
wnyc:

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usatoday:

Satellite comparison of Hurricane Irene last year and Hurricane Sandy.
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usatoday:

Satellite comparison of Hurricane Irene last year and Hurricane Sandy.

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mattlehrer:

Apocalyptic photos from the MTA.

I mean, you can almost see the telepathic mutants.

Let’s hope these scenes remain this pristine, and there isn’t any flooding.

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reuters:

People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba October 26, 2012. The Cuban government said on Thursday night that 11 people died when the storm barrelled across the island, most killed by falling trees or in building collapses in Santiago de Cuba province and neighbouring Guantanamo province. [REUTERS/Desmond Boylan]

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climateadaptation:

reuters:

People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba October 26, 2012. The Cuban government said on Thursday night that 11 people died when the storm barrelled across the island, most killed by falling trees or in building collapses in Santiago de Cuba province and neighbouring Guantanamo province. [REUTERS/Desmond Boylan]

LIVE COVERAGE/VIDEO: Tracking Hurricane Sandy