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By Guest Author On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Failing to Prepare Is Preparing to Fail: 9 Major Calamities That Possibly Await Humankind in the near Future

Every year presents new tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other calamities to the world. Although there are areas that are more affected than others, most people fear the possibility of these disasters occurring More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Study: Help from family, friends, neighbors, churches key to faster recovery from natural disasters

Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved by looking at both the social and physical networks within these communities More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Cuba approves of building the first new Catholic Church since 1959

Cuba will allow a Catholic church to be built in the Communist country for the first time since 1959. that Cuba has allowed a church to be built. Hurricane Sandy destroyed an old building, so the demand for a new More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Jersey Shore boardwalk, rebuilt after hurricane Sandy, consumed in fire

Two New Jersey beach towns devastated by Superstorm Sandy will once again need to rebuild, after a fire quickly consumed dozens of businesses along the towns’ boardwalk. About 100 firefighters remained on More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Message in a bottle by Dennis Komsa surfaces 50 years later, Superstorm Sandy credited with discovery

Not everything about Superstorm Sandy appears to have been negative. photo Jason A. Howie via Flickr Fifty years ago, a 12-year-old boy named Dennis Komsa wrote a note, sealed it in a glass jar, and cast it into More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Statue of Liberty opens for July 4th, first time since Superstorm Sandy

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the small island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. photo More...

By Guest Author On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Disaster Recovery Services Standby for Hospitals during Hurricane Season

When Hurricane Katrina affected the Gulf Coast in 2005, a New Orleans hospital found out too late that its emergency backup generators didn’t work and that there was no way to evacuate its patients. Rescue helicopters More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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President Obama gets a teddy bear from Chris Christie as they survey recovery from Sandy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won and gave President Barack Obama a prize Tuesday during a game on the boardwalk: a teddy bear. screenshot video coverage Described as a “sweet gesture” by CNN, the gesture More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Statue of Liberty to Reopen by July 4th: Salazar

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service expects to reopen the Statue of Liberty to visitors by July 4, 2013, after repairing the extensive damage to Liberty Island caused More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Leptospirosis in dogs increasing post-Hurricane Sandy, vet recommends vaccination

In the weeks after the horrible flooding and devastation from Hurricane Sandy in the northeast, the dangers of infectious diseases now lurk in the aftermath. Image-CDC/Janice Haney Carr According to a press release More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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House passes $51 billion Sandy Relief bill, includes pork for Amtrak, NOAA and the FBI

A measure providing $51 billion for relief and recovery from Hurricane Sandy was approved in the House on Tuesday evening, three weeks after Northeast Republicans excoriated the chamber’s GOP leaders for failing More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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12/12/12 marks end of synced month, date and year as a prelude to Mayan Calendar hysteria

“End of Days” and “End Times” are dominating even the most benign conversation these days as folks scoff or prepare for the pending conclusion of the Mayan Calendar on December 21. 12/12/12 marks the last More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Chris Christie jokes about Hurricane Sandy on SNL, ‘gonna die in this fleece’

New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, joined Seth Meyer on SNL’s “Weekend Update” desk to dole out a few thank you’s to everyone involved in Hurricane Sandy recovery. “I’d More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Two brown pelicans, blown to Rhode Island in Hurricane Sandy, are getting a ride home to Florida

Two brown pelicans blown to Rhode Island by the winds of Hurricane Sandy were flying back Saturday to their natural habitat in Florida. Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island The first of the large More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 16th, 2012
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Sandy leaves a wake of jobless as unemployment increases, especially in the northeast

Hurricane Sandy is getting blamed for the rise in unemployment claims as people seeking unemployment benefits up to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 last week, the highest level in 18 months. The Labor Department More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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John Applewhite’s New York attacker arrested as mom says ‘he was peeing in parking lot’

New York authorities say the alleged attacker of the electrical lineman from Florida in Long Island has been apprehended. Thomas Libretto John Applewhite, from Lakeland, Florida, has been hospitalized after being More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
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John Applewhite, Florida electrical worker attacked during relief effort for Hurricane Sandy victims

A Florida electrical worker who came to New York to help after Hurricane Sandy was beaten to a pulp in the neighborhood where he was trying to restore power. John Applewhite photo screenshot of WTSP video John Applewhite, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 12th, 2012
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Janet Napolitano says housing number one problem in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Staten Island, N.Y. to meet with state and local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Sandy. Secretary Napolitano More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 9th, 2012
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Gas rations instituted in New York by Bloomberg, but you can still use your gas can

Odd or even? Did you bring your gas can? These are now important questions in New York and Long Island. Gas shortages from Hurricane Sandy may have some residents feeling like it was 1973 again. David Falconer, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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‘Sex for gas’ ad hits Craigslist in the wake of Hurricane Sandy GRAPHIC

Housing, food, water and now gas shortages are a major concern on the East Coast in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, some are hoping gas-thirsty residents will go to extreme lengths to get their hands on some More...


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