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It’s Been One Year Since Sandy. Are We Prepared for the Next Big Storm?

As communities in New York, New Jersey and along the U.S. Northeast coast mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating Superstorm Sandy, many people are working to make their communities more resi…

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A Smarter Way to Rebuild After Hurricanes

Seven short weeks ago, after days of storm warnings and evacuation orders, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the United States. The entire eastern seaboard, from†Florida to†Maine, was affected, as tropical…

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Falling Off The Grid

I live in a rural area of Oregon, so when storms hit as they do here in the Northwest, it is not unusual for my home to be disconnected from the grid for a week or more. Itís a weird thing to live …

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Hurricanes, Elections & Nor’easters, Oh My

Having overcome powerlessness, exercised my right to vote (and my gluts on the all-up-hill walk home from my polling place!) and let out a hefty sigh of relief that there wasn't any serious electile d…

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NYC Marathoners Help With Hurricane Sandy Relief

Although the New York City Marathon was canceled this year amidst criticism that it would have diverted crucial resources away from Superstorm Sandy's recovery efforts, that doesn't mean all the runne…

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Powerlessness & Gratitude: Message from Post-Sandy NJ

We are in northern, New Jersey. We were hit pretty hard by Sandy, but from what I can tell, we got off easy compared to lower Manhattan, Queens and the Jersey shore. We experienced 5 days of powerless…

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How to Help Pets Post Superstorm Sandy

It was heartwarming to read in the New York Times yesterday that dogs are being welcomed into Chase Bank on 3rd Avenue in New York while people from lower Manhattan without power charge their phones. …

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Post Hurricane Sandy: Where Are All of New York City’s Rats?

Even as a pet rat lover, I am not thrilled to think that there are as many rats as there are New Yorkers, living in the dank, dark underbelly of the City. No matter how I look at it, a cute black and …

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NYC Food Trucks to the Rescue

Over the last five years or so food trucks have become exceptionally hip and popular. Years ago I stumbled upon the then-burgeoning food truck scene in Portland, Oregon and was duly charmed by the myr…

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How to Feed A Family with No Electricity

As is evidenced by the less than kind weather we have been having lately with Hurricane Sandy, and Hurricane Irene and Lee before that, living with weather related catastrophe is becoming the new norm…

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