Skip to comments.6 months after Sandy, thousands homeless in NY, NJ
Posted on 04/28/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT by ColdOne
Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation and hurricane seasons almost here again.
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The election is over. Don’t those people realize they’re no longer of any use to Obama?
Why is it taking so long to recover? Hell, Katrina victims are still out there 8 years later.
Insurance not paying off?
The good news is that, their low tier, scumbag politicians have given them some of “the toughest anti-Second Amendment” laws in the entire universe.
MSM won’t talk about Sandy but if one black person didn’t get gravyl with their government chicken dinner during Katrina, we heard about that gravy, it’s nutritional importance and how racist it is to be deprived of that gravy in great detail.
They think that the longer they sit and do nothing, the bigger the payday. That’s why we still have Katrina “victims” bumming around New Orleans.
Meanwhile, the elites celebrate at the correspondents dinner in Washington.
We’ll have FReepers along shortly explaining the feds and state guys (like Obama and Christie) having been working non-stop on the problems but the storm was just too unprecedented to handle without huge increases in taxes!
1. Insurance settlements may not be sufficient to rebuild a home in the same place, in which case the claimant should take the cash from the insurance company and use it to buy a home somewhere else instead of waiting around for someone to "fix" the situation.
2. Many of these homes simply can't be rebuilt in the same place because newer building codes and land use controls make it completely impractical. One of the untold stories about many of these areas along the New Jersey coast is that these towns would never be there today if they didn't already exist decades ago before these codes were in place.
Item #2 is an interesting dilemma in many areas. The linked article references a particular case along the Hudson River waterfront where a high-rise tower (and this is probably a very expensive place to live, based on that area) built in a flood plain cannot be renovated without first raising the entire building.
I live on Long Island. a good number of people live along the coast...Most don’t.
I rented a house back on a south shore canal in the late 1970s while in my 20s. I shared the house with another boat owner and it was a fun 2 years till I got married and bought a house in 1981 but not near a flood zone.
I would NEVER buy a house on the water. every few years you will get property damage and once every half a century or so, you stand a good chance of getting pretty much wiped out.
I do not believe the government should offer insurance, which will be paid by you and me when disaster happens, just because someone wants to live in a disaster prone area so they can have a home and a vacation home all in one.
I can understand living in flood prone areas(and offering some sort of insurance) if you are a farmer and live on a flood plain as that is where the best bottom land is...or even for a commercial fisherman, though you do not really have to live where you fish.
I feel sorry for those who lost everything,(I personally helped out where I could after Sandy) but you shouldn’t be living there as a vacation house, if you cant afford to have it fixed yourself.
that goes for NY, NJ and the below sea level city of New Orleans. New Orleans should never have been rebuilt, especially on my tax dollars...move it up river or just let it go.
If you live on Long Island, you live on the water. That’s why they call it an island.
Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery.
Yep major catastrophic events such as this one, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. aren’t restored overnight. It takes time and often many years for completion. And some locations may never be restored because of new codes.
If there was a Republican administration, the Democrats and the MSM would be screaming. Since its a Democrat administration, they are ignored. Sucks to be a pawn.
no that’s not how it works....if you live half a mile to a mile inland from the southshore the chances are nil of getting flooded...from the north shore you can live a lot closer in most spots as the land is much higher.
its a big island. if volcano Cumbre Vieja errups on the volcanic ocean island of La Palma in the canary islands causes that major landslide they speak of...I will worry then as a mega tsunami may wipe out houses far inland...
I know people who witnessed the Long Island Express Hurricane of 1938 in Westhampton beach....they lived up hill and watched as hoses were washed off the barrier beach and deposited on the ‘mainland’. of course the wind causes damage, as would a tornado, but not flood damage.
“What difference does it make at this point?”
Obamaramadama himself PERSONALLY toured a part of this disaster area for almost an hour with Christy and proclaimed “All this will be fix!” So he said, so it was, it was done!
These people, these whiners need to stop clinging to their TV, their heating, their electricity, their toilets and showers and see that Obamaramadama needs their help to convince their elected representatives to enact a new realm of ‘undocumented worker amnesty’ that will enrich our diverse nation immensely!
They should just shut up, shelter-in-place and give to Obamaramadama’s “let’s take America Forward campaign.”
It is a national disgrace that in post-9/11 America, virtually every victim of a disaster, man-made or otherwise, expects a huge payout from the government.
Occasionally, I still see Katrina license plates here in Metro Atlanta - those Lousisana plates with very out dated registrations. Those people that relocated here to suck off the entitlement teat here.
As a New Yorker who, wisely, chooses to live away from the shore, I have a really big problem with my tax dollars being pissed away to be given to someone who chose to live on the sound or even worse, on a barrier island. If you live on the water, you better carry your own insurance and be prepared to pay for your house when a storm such as Sandy comes along.
My insurance carrier jacked up my homeowner insurance 35% this year. Why? Because of all of the losses from Sandy in this state. It is a damn outrage.
But, the governor has essentially outlawed legal gunowners from owning guns. I feel so safe.
New York is the Titanic. The ship is sinking fast, but the deck chairs are being re-arranged and the band is still playing.
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